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Excellence and Respect through Diversity, Inclusion, and Focus on Equity
MGH/McLean Psychiatry supports diversity, inclusion, and equity.


Diversity is the richness of human differences. Inclusion is when everyone is valued, engaged, and feels connected. At the MGH/McLean Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program, we believe that because of diversity we will excel; through inclusion we will respect; focused on equity we will serve, heal, educate and innovate.

Residents are offered opportunities in community psychiatry, medical education, spirituality, neuroimaging, psychotherapy, health policy, global health, women’s health, and specialized work with minority communities such as LGBTQ and racial/ethnic minorities, just to name a few.

We are proud of our community rotations that provide us the opportunity to work with underserved populations, including:

and at the various MGH-affiliated community health centers in:

We have been expanding these opportunities on the basis of specialized resident interest, including the opportunity to rotate at Fenway Health.

Many of our trainees expand their expertise beyond the Boston area into the realm of global psychiatry in the 3rd and 4th years. Others use the practices and principles of global psychiatry to focus on global communities right here in our own backyard — for example, researching barriers to care through church outreach among African immigrants in the nearby town of Lowell, MA, or addressing disparities in mental health service utilization among immigrants in Boston’s Chinatown.

We appreciate being a part of an academic medical setting that shares these values and provides resources for inclusion across the spectrum of diversity interests.

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As we aim to make a difference to those who suffer from psychiatric disorders, to develop an understanding of all causes of such disorders, from biology to social determinants, and to help in a meaningful way those who do suffer from these conditions, both in our communities and worldwide, we cannot achieve these goals without being a diverse and inclusive family. It is therefore critical for our department that we expand the diversity of our training programs, of our faculty and of the populations that we serve both locally and globally. ~Maurizio Fava, Chief, Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital