Administration & Evaluation
The MGH/McLean Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Training Program defines ongoing evaluation of both residents and faculty performance as a mutual obligation in the training process. In addition, both residents and faculty must, at regular intervals, evaluate the Training Program as a whole as to whether it provides the means to meet the overall goals and objectives of residency training.
Residents are evaluated in each of their clinical training services midway through the rotation and at its conclusion. In didactic seminars, residents are evaluated at the conclusion of each course. In turn, each faculty member and clinical service is evaluated, anonymously, by each resident halfway through a rotation and at the conclusion of a seminar. All evaluations must be supplemented by direct feedback between resident and faculty member during the process of working together.
Evaluations of performance in clinical services and didactic seminars are based on meeting two standards: satisfying the specific goals and objectives of a clinical service or didactic seminar and satisfying the goals and objectives of six core clinical competencies: patient care, medical knowledge, interpersonal and communication skills, practice-based learning and improvement, professionalism and systems-based practice. All goals and objectives are delineated in terms of knowledge, skills and attitudes. The resident must demonstrate increasing competency in each core area as it pertains to particular clinical techniques or modalities and in different settings.
The evaluation process will include:
All applications for Child Residency placement will go through the ERAS system.
Please complete the online application form using the instructions on our HOW TO APPLY page.