The PGY-4 year is largely elective. Residents design their own individualized learning program or curriculum with the help of their training mentors. Additionally, all residents must complete a scholarly project during their PGY-4 year.
- Continuity Clinic to continue with their outpatients initially evaluated and treated during PGY-2 and PGY-3 with three or more weekly hours of supervision (about 10-12 hours per week). In the PGY-4 year, residents have a greater ability to determine their individual caseload, but residents on average continue to see 25-30 patients, including 2-3 therapy cases.
- Wednesday Afternoon Didactics
- Clinical, research, and/or chief residency electives for 35 hours per week. This allows residents to use this year to pursue research interests under the mentorship ofnumerous clinical and/or basic science researchers at both MGH and McLean or at other sites. Residents may use this elective time to pursue other personal clinical interests inmore depth. Additionally, there are 12 Chief Resident positions that blend clinical, teaching, administrative, and research training to support the core clinical rotations of PGY-1 and PGY-2. A Chief Residency Leadership Seminar with the Program Director complements this training opportunity.
|Electives (35 hours per week)
|Longitudinal Outpatient Clinic (10 hours per week)|
|Wednesday Core Didactics (1/2 day per week)|