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During their residencies, BWH residents often chose to participate in a variety of interest groups and memberships, though the number and types of activities that individuals chose to get involved in can vary significantly. Below we have compiled the various groups and organizations that residents are currently involved in. 

Social Groups Academic Memberships
Psych Cinema: monthly film screenings, hosted by attending physicians, followed by discussion of psychiatric themes/topics observed in the film Resident Writing Group: Regular meeting of residents and program faculty to discuss various written projects that individuals may be working on, including case reports, personal narrative pieces, or opinion articles. Provides a regular space for feedback and peer support to encourage regular writing by residents. Massachusetts Psychatric Society
Harvard Psychiatry Book Club: regular meetings to discuss readings centered around various themes in psychiatry  Resident Leadership Committee Boston Psychoanalytic Society and Institute
Women in Psychiatry: Regular speaker series promoting frank discussion of issues that women in psychiatry have faced and continue to face. Social Committee: coordination of various residency social events, including annual program retreat, holiday gatherings, and coordination of other social activities including Psych Cinema that are frequently organized in partnership with the Beth Israel Psychiatry residency program. American Psychiatric Association
Program in Psychodynamics: monthly dinners centered on themes in psychodynamics, with presentations by various expert followed by informal discussion IT Committee: maintains, updates, and improves various resources, including the BWH psychiatry Wiki, the program website, as well any additional online or EMR-related things that may impact residents’ ability to learn and perform clinical duties. Massachusetts Medical Society
  Research Committee American Medical Association
  Grand Rounds Committee: Works to coordinate speakers and topics for weekly grand rounds, including organizing resident presentations and talks by expert guest speakers on a variety of topics within psychiatry and neuroscience. American Association of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  Recruitment Committee: works closely with faculty and administration during residency application cycle to coordinate resident involvement in the interview process, including conducting applicant interviews, participating in recruitment dinners, and being available for tours and other program-related events.  
  House Staff Council: The BWH HSC is a group of elected representatives from each residency program. Our mission is to better advocate for the issues trainees care about, foster community among programs, and represent house staff with a unified voice. We’ve grown to have elected representation across nearly all specialties chosen by house staff themselves. The full list of representatives can be found here.  


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