Call Schedule

  • PGY1: Teaching call: Interns on teaching call will accompany the second year resident to gain exposure to call responsibilities. PGY1 residents do not stay overnight. Anticipated frequency is approximately 6 teaching call shifts in the PGY1 year
  • PGY2: 5-6 weeks (average 5.2) of Night Float coverage at Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital plus approximately 0.5 weekend shift every month
  • PGY3: 5-6 weeks (average 5.2) weeks of Night Float coverage at Brigham and Women’s Hospital plus approximately 0.5 weekend shift a month
  • PGY4: Backup call for PGY1-3



Didactics will utilize principles of adult learning, flipped classroom and case based learning techniques, as well as the Simulation Center to optimize residents’ didactic learning experience. Course will include:


  • Introduction to Psychiatry
  • Psychiatric Diagnosis
  • Psychiatric Interviewing
  • Psychiatric Classification (DSM and RDOCS)
  • Emergency Psychiatry
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Brain Imaging
  • Molecular Psychiatry
  • Longitudinal Process Group
  • Behavioral therapies (e.g. CBT, DBT, ACT, etc)
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • Brain Stimulation
  • Neuropsychiatry
  • Psychopathology
  • Pathophysiology
  • Forensics
  • Human Development
  • Research Design
  • Global Mental Health
  • Leadership
  • Digital Psychiatry
  • Transition to Career
  • Medical Education


Grand Rounds:

Weekly lectures from local and national leaders in the field, presenting cutting-edge research and clinical innovations


Journal Club

Monthly residency-wide review of the literature, co-lead by resident and faculty discussants


Boston Resources

Housing: Boston has a number of culturally rich neighborhoods which are geographically convenient to Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Given the high upfront costs of moving to a new city, Partners Healthcare provides BWH residents with the following Lease Guarantee program to help offset the cost of entering into a new lease.

Learn more about Boston neighborhoods:

Culture, sports and events: Boston is called “The Hub” for a reason! There are tons of things to do outside and around town, such as the Freedom Trail, food festivals, nearby hikes and daytrips to local beaches, museums, world class music and theater venues, and several championship sports teams. Brigham offers discounted tickets to many of these events, advertised weekly through our “Partners Perks.”

Check out current Boston events here:, here , and a little less conventional, here