Flexible Learning
The purpose of the Physician Scientist Training Program in Psychiatry (PSTP) is to prepare residents for careers as investigators in academic psychiatry by facilitating greater exposure to research activities and training during residency. We have rapidly adapted to COVID-19, combining socially-distanced in-lab experiences with a custom-designed group web-based curriculum that uses adult-learning principles in an interactive format to train our residents. Pictured: 2020 Zoom dinner meeting.

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Unlimited Research Opportunities
The research opportunities within the Department of Psychiatry at the MGH and at McLean Hospital are unlimited. Each campus has world-renowned researchers in all areas of psychiatry including both the clinical and basic sciences.
Over $100 Million Annual Research Budget
The combined annual research budgets for the MGH Department of Psychiatry and the McLean Hospital are over $100 million. This represents a variety of federal grants, as well as private and industry supported grants.
Integrated research training for the psychiatrist neuroscientist
The purpose of the Physician Scientist Training program in Psychiatry is to prepare residents for careers as investigators in academic psychiatry by facilitating greater exposure to research activities and training during residency. Pictured are the residents and leadership of the 2018 PSTP.
Collaborations Across Harvard and Around the World
Our faculty collaborates with other clinical and research teams throughout Harvard University, across the country, and around the world. This great wealth of clinical and research resources is available to our residency training program through individual and group supervision, seminars, and research opportunities.
An Interdisciplinary Approach
The rich academic community in the Boston area also provides a tremendous opportunity for interdisciplinary research, and residents have participated in these interdisciplinary projects.
Cutting-Edge Research
World-class clinician-researchers throughout the Boston area provide a wealth of opportunities for research collaboration and career development.

Selected Resident Publications

Robert Mealer
The schizophrenia risk locus in SLC39A8 alters brain metal transport and plasma glycosylation. Scientific Reports 2020 Aug 4;10(1):13162.
Michal McDowell
Risk and protective factors for mental health morbidity in a community sample of female-to-male trans-masculine adults. BMC Psychiatry 2019 Jan 9;19(1):16.
Evan Macosko
Single-Cell Multi-omic Integration Compares and Contrasts Features of Brain Cell Identity. Cell. 2019 Jun 13;177(7):1873-1887.
Mike Halassa
Combinatorial Targeting of Distributed Forebrain Networks Reverses Noise Hypersensitivity in a Model of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Neuron. 2019 Nov 6;104(3):488-500.e11.

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