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Brigham and Women's

Harvard Medical School

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To combat the mental health crisis in America.



To develop future leaders of academic psychiatric practice, research, education, innovation, health systems and policy.

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Program Director's Welcome

Dear Applicant,

Thank you for your interest in the Brigham and Women's Hospital Harvard Medical School Psychiatry Residency program.  You are about to embark upon a journey like no other, where for the first time you will step into the shoes of “doctor.” The next four years of training will be filled with professional and personal milestones, scholarly achievements, unforgettable clinical moments, and growth of lifelong relationships.


Your residency will set the framework for you to grow into an exceptional clinician. It will create the safe space to make mistakes and learn from them. It will be a family of support, collaboration, gratitude and fun! And it will push you to aspire to be the best version of yourself, as “doctor,” along whatever path fits for you. You will find this model at the Brigham.


We wish you health, safety, and a successful recruitment season.



Margo Funk, MD, MA, FACLP

Vice Chair for Education, Department of Psychiatry

Program Director, BWH/HMS Psychiatry Residency Program

Director, Cardiovascular Psychiatry

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Harvard Medical School

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Chairman's Welcome

Dear Applicant,

Our innovative program builds upon the outstanding tradition of Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Residency Program training, provides immersion in Brigham’s contemporary medical approach to brain-mind disorders, and facilitates access to the astounding range of Harvard academic programs and resources.

The Brigham Department of Psychiatry is defining the leading edge of medical psychiatry and neuropsychiatry.  Just as internal medicine subspecialized as its evidence base increased, psychiatry is sub-specializing as well.  While providing expert diagnosis and treatment of the full range of psychiatric conditions, and psychologically-sophisticated, compassionate care for all, we have a deep bench of sub-specialists who can evaluate the most complex cases at the interface of psychiatric, medical and neurological illness.  In this context, we work very closely with our colleagues in neurology, neurosurgery, medicine, surgery and radiology.

The department is also laying the foundation for novel diagnostics and targeted therapeutics, with its translational research, multi-modal brain imaging, multi-dimensional biomarker development, statistical genetics, digital psychiatry, and precision, mechanism-based, multi-modal treatment studies.

Residents are key team members in this vibrant, warm training environment, and receive individualized mentorship and sponsorship to develop their interests and scholarly work, and become future leaders.

We look forward to welcoming you.




David Silbersweig, M.D.

Chairman, Department of Psychiatry
Co-Director, Institute for the Neurosciences
Brigham and Women’s Hospital
Harvard Medical School Academic Dean (Partners HealthCare)
Stanley Cobb Professor of Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School

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