The PGY3 Year: Psychiatry in Our Communities
The PGY3 Community psychiatry experience spans three discrete ambulatory training experiences: a community mental health center focused on patients with severe mental illness, a longitudinal community-based clinic and the Nashua Street Jail. All rotations require knowledge of the specific community and effects of the social determinants of health. Residents rotate at longitudinal community clinic sites one half-day per week for 8 months, These sites serve diverse sections of the greater Boston community and allow residents to engage in the unique models of integrated care delivery; this clinical experience complements the resident’s MGH or McLean-based outpatient clinics. Community mental health center sites include the Freedom Trail Clinic and Massachusetts Mental Health Center, where residents spend one day per week for four months. The Nashua Street Jail rotation exposes residents to the structural and social factors that result in the mass incarceration of disenfranchised groups, while focusing on the clinical treatment of detained persons. Residents spend one day per week for four months learning about the role that jails serve in providing mental health care and the unique challenges of being a clinician in a non-clinical setting.
Post Residency Fellowship
A Clinical Fellowship in Public and Community Psychiatry is available for MDs to provide advanced training during a PGY5 year. In partnership with the MGH Division of Public and Community Psychiatry and sponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health (DMH), this fellowship combines direct evidence-based clinical care with emphasis on longitudinal treatment, mentorship, peer learning, scholarly work and immersive leadership training to prepare the fellow to become leaders in this area. Consistent with the mission of DMH, the fellowship is situated in the Erich Lindemann Mental Health Center and its emphasis on rehabilitation and recovery.
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The fellowship curriculum consists of
- Three longitudinal clinical rotations at the Erich Lindemann Mental Health Center which houses an outpatient clinic, the MGH Schizophrenia Program and a state shelter
- A psychiatric consultation experience at a DMH state facility
- An educational immersion experience in administrative psychiatry
- Formal didactics in public policy and leadership
- A scholarly project
The current MGH salary for PGY5 level trainees is about $70,000.
Residents interested in applying for the fellowship should contact Oliver Freudenreich, MD, Director, MGH Fellowship in Public and Community Psychiatry via e-mail.