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Residency Tracks and areas of concentration:

Each of the following areas of concentration provides administrative and leadership opportunities for interested residents to develop an early career interest in a clinical area to network, make connections, gain expertise and become a local leader in the area prior to the completion of residency. Residents will have the opportunity to focus on a single concentration, or to combine concentrations into a tailored educational experience.

Research Track

Substantial, additional, dedicated research time, facilitation of  ongoing studies, additional funding opportunities, post-residency planning for fellowship and/or faculty positions. Individuals interested in the research track should apply to both the Research and General tracks through ERAS.  When composing your rank list, the Research Track has a separate NRMP code (1270400C3)

Child Psychiatry Track

Individuals interested in the Child Psychiatry Track will have additional opportunities at Children’s Hospital Boston and McLean Hospital, including longitudinal child and adolescent outpatient experiences, work in specialty clinics and services, and opportunities beginning in the PGY1 year. This track provides Child-focused residents with special opportunities but is not binding and can be modified at any time by adding additional areas of interest

Clinical Specialty Areas of Concentration

Areas of concentration provide individuals with focused collections of selective and elective rotations which are pertinent to particular interest areas. Residents may stay within a particular area of focus, or may combine different interests into a unique experience

  • Neuropsychiatry:extensive additional experience and opportunities within the full range of neuropsychiatric clinical sub-specialty and research programs, in the context of the Center for Brain-Mind Medicine and the Institute for the Neurosciences
  • Education:opportunity to liaise with educators at Brigham Health and Harvard Medical School to implement new educational opportunities for residents and medical students, with a focus on integrating mental healthcare into the larger field of medical education
  • Medical Psychiatry:extensive additional experience with the depth and breadth of consultation-liaison services and initiatives
  • Medical Technology and Brain Stimulation:including TMS, TDCS, DBS, fMRI feedback, focused ultrasound, optical modalities. In addition, opportunities to develop smartphone applications, bioinformatics, Big Data analysis, and collaborations with institutional and individual pioneers
  • Global Mental Health:a critical mass of departmental faculty actively work in Rwanda, Haiti, and Latin America. Global Health residents would have involvement with BWH Division of Global Health Equity; Partners in Health; HMS Global Health and Social Medicine
  • Women’s Mental Health:extensive opportunities include: perinatal, neonatal ICU, menopausal, state-wide initiatives
  • Geriatrics:multiple sub-specialty faculty and areas, including dementia/AD, epidemiology, mood disorders
  • Psychotherapy:Emphasis on evidence based therapies with additional supervision by experienced clinical supervisors. Fields include psychodynamic psychotherapy, CBT, MI, Mindfulness, PST, and others. This track builds upon the strong foundation of psychotherapy available to all residents in our program
  • Collaborative Care:leading-edge integrated models of behavioral health in the primary care medical home and specialty clinics, in the context of health care reform and population management
  • Psycho-oncology:close collaboration with the Dana Farber Cancer Institute, with cross-departmental collaborative opportunities including Pain and Palliative Care, Spirituality, and others
  • Addictions:opportunities in new, integrated models of care across the full medical and addictions spectrum, suboxone training and treatment pathways including novel early intervention and relapse recovery initiatives
  • Critical Care Psychiatry:embedded, proactive psychiatric consultation in the Medical Intensive Care Unit (MICU) serving the hospital’s most critically ill population, with a focus on early intervention and treatment of delirium, complex withdrawal and other neuropsychiatric sequelae of critical illness
  • Emergency Psychiatry:opportunities at BWH and BWFH to serve on the front line of emergency psychiatric intervention, collaborating closely with colleagues in emergency department medicine
  • Community Mental Health:integrative community healthcare for the chronically mentally ill population of Boston and greater Massachusetts, including young adult programs (PREP program), genetic screening for at risk youth (CEDAR program), Healthcare for the Homeless, and immersive DBT and CBT programs
  • Health Policy/Public Mental Health:opportunities for collaboration within the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health to address health and societal concerns through policy reform
  • Quality Improvement:opportunities for early exposure to quality improvement, with the chance to implement QI projects within and across departments. This track also provides residents with a supervisory role for early residents who are initiating their own QI projects

The Research Track

Concentration Example: The Medical Psychiatry Concentration

Women's Mental Health Concentration

Quality Improvement Concentration

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