Residents have the opportunity to individualize their training experience within world-leading Brigham Psychiatry sub-specialties.
The Brigham Division of Medical Psychiatry (also known as Consultation Liaison Psychiatry, Psychosomatic Medicine) is a world leader in the treatment of patients with behavioral manifestations of medical and surgical illness, and patients with complex medical comorbidity complicated by underlying psychiatric illness. Residents become confident in the management of the extremely complex patients receiving care at the Brigham.
Center for Brain Mind Medicine
The Center for Brain Mind Medicine (CBMM), within the Institute for Neurosciences, is a hub for innovative clinical care, research and education at the intersection of Psychiatry, Neurology, Neuroimaging, and Neurosurgery. Residents interested in Neuropsychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry, and Neuromodulation work alongside world-experts who are transforming the way we think about psychiatry and the brain.
Complex Diagnostic Evaluation Service
Using a multimodal approach including understanding of medical psychiatry, trauma, mind-body medicine, neurobiology, and psychodynamic principles, the Complex Diagnostic Evaluation Service offers diagnostic clarification and treatment recommendations for patients or providers seeking second-opinion for treatment refractory psychiatric problems.
The Center for Brain Circuit Therapeutics, led by world expert Michael Fox, MD, PhD, provides comprehensive education in neuromodulation with the goal of training the next generation of neuropsychiatrists. Residents with specialized interest may participate in many aspects of the program, developing an understanding of the neurocircuitry underlying various disorders, individual circuit-based clinical formulations, and where and how the various neurotherapeutic modalities could intervene.
In partnership with the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, residents with interest in psychiatric and palliative care of patients with cancer may pursue specialty opportunities in Psychosocial Oncology.
All residents rotate through a variety of addiction services including the detoxification unit at Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital, the Addiction Psychiatry Consultation service at BWH. Residents may choose to rotate at the rapid-access, low-barrier Bridge Clinic located at the main entrance of BWH.
Residents may choose to pursue electives in HIV Psychiatry, including the longitudinal year-long subspecialty outpatient clinic, in collaboration with psychiatrists embedded within the Brigham HIV Program and Clinical Research Services.
Young Adult Mania & Psychosis
Residents interested in treatment of young adults may choose to complete the year-long longitudinal outpatient elective in Young Adult Mental Health, led by board-certified child and adolescent psychiatrists. The clinic specializes in management of patients with new onset psychosis and mania. The clinic also serves adults with congenital or chronic pediatric illness transitioning out of the child psychiatry clinics at Boston Children's Hospital.
Residents with an interest in digital psychiatry will find cutting-edge innovation within the Digital Behavioral Health and Informatics Research Program at Brigham.
Residents have the opportunity to rotate through the outpatient clinics within the Division of Geriatric Psychiatry where they are exposed to older adults with psychiatric conditions, neuropsychiatric disorders and psychosocial challenges in late life. Residents with interest in older adult mental health research may pursue work with the Neuropsychiatry of Aging Research Group.
The Forensic Psychiatry team at Brigham, led by Dr. Jhilam Biswas, is dedicated to cultivating individual resident interests in Forensic Psychiatry through immersive experiences within the Departments of Mental Health, Department of Corrections and private consultation.
Residents will become skillful with electrocardiogram interpretation, psychopharmacology in patients with complex cardiac disease, management of depression and anxiety in patients with history of near-fatal arrhythmias, implanted devices including ventricular assist devices, and genetic cardiac conditions.
Critical Care Psychiatry
All residents will become adept at management of agitation, delirium, and psychiatric illness for patients in the intensive care unit (ICU) setting. Residents with a strong interest in critical care psychiatry may choose specialized electives providing proactive consultation to the medical ICU. Residents may also choose to get involved with ICU-psychiatry-related research.
All residents will have the opportunity to perform transplant psychiatry evaluations through work on the inpatient Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Service. Residents with specific interest in transplant psychiatry can rotate through the outpatient Transplant Psychiatry Program.