Why
Brigham?

The Brigham and Women’s Hospital Harvard Medical School Psychiatry Residency Program is devoted to excellence in education with a mission to train the next generation of leaders in academic psychiatry. Built upon the strong medical psychiatry and psychodynamic foundations of the Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Residency Program, we are committed to providing all the tools necessary for our residents to tackle the most difficult healthcare challenges of our time.   

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"Brigham is a better fit than I could have imagined from any residency program. The residents here are curious, supportive of each other, and passionate about progressing distinct aspects of psychiatry. Time and again, the residency leadership demonstrates that they are incredibly invested in us through continually improving education, promoting our psychiatric projects, and protecting our lives outside of medicine. We learn not only from highly-specialized Brigham psychiatrists but also psychologists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuroscientists from the Harvard community. There is a great diversity of interesting ideas and cultures in this community, and it is easy to connect with peers and mentors we find inspirational."

-Andrew Pines, MD, PGY2

Superb Clinical Accumen

Brigham Psychiatry graduates are prepared for the most complex clinical challenges.

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Collaborative 
Nurturing
Environment

Teamwork, kindness and a spirit of collaboration are core traits of Brigham Psychiatry Residents. 

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Neural Basis of Mind & Behavior

Our residents and faculty aim to understand the complex relationships between the brain, mind, and behavior.

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Research & Innovation

Our department is at the leading edge of discovery and a world-leader in functional neurocircuitry, neuromodulation, bipolar disorder, women's mental health, and digital psychiatry, among many others.

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Physician Wellness & 
Sustainability 

A central aim of our residency is to help each resident thrive personally and professionally, while living one's truest self.

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Mentorship and Sponsorship

Mentorship and Sponsorship are important components of the resident experience, providing a framework for growth, development, and pursuit of passions in psychiatry.

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Intersectionality 
& Diversity

We are committed to the growth and development of psychiatry leaders who represent the cultures and identities of the patients we treat. 

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Cutting Edge Sub-Specialty Care

Residents get exposure to a vast array of psychiatry sub-specialties including neuropsychiatry, psychosocial oncology, transplant psychiatry, women's mental health, critical care psychiatry, and many others.

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Protected Time for Scholarship 

Every week residents have one half-day of didactics and one half-day of  protected time away from clinical duties for research, writing, and other forms of  scholarship.

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