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How To Apply

Psychiatry residents may apply to the MGH/McLean Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Training Program after July of their PGY 2 year for acceptance into the program for their PGY 4 year. Residents may also apply after July of their PGY 3 year for acceptance in their PGY 5 year.All entering child and adolescent psychiatry residents must have completed an internship and at least two years of general psychiatry residency. Residents entering the forthcoming July must participate in the NRMP Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Specialty Match. Applications are accepted in the spring and interviews are conducted September through November. Formal offers or the following July are determined by the NRMP. MGH has one position in the NRMP for a fourth-year medical student to match for a full PGY 1 year in Pediatrics at MGH, a two-year general psychiatry residency at MGH and McLean Hospital and automatic cceptance into the MGH/McLean Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Training Program. Applications for this position should be sent to the Elaine Almeida, Training Program Coordinator of the MGH/McLean Hospital General Psychiatry Residency Training Program.

administrationEach applicant must submit the following materials:

• Transcript of medical school grades

• A letter of recommendation from dean of medical school

• Please state the hospital and specialty of internship. If separate from your residency, please include a letter of recommendation from the training director documenting at least four months of primary care medicine, internal medicine or pediatrics and two months (full-time equivalent) of neurology to meet requirements for Board eligibility. One of the two months must be in adult neurology.

• A letter of recommendation from the training director of adult psychiatry program. (One must have completed two years of adult training to apply for child and adolescent training.) This should include an overall evaluation of performance
• Two additional letters of recommendation, particularly from people who are familiar with personal, clinical and academic qualifications

• A brief autobiographical statement and summary of career goals

• A curriculum vitae

• A Harvard Medical School Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Training application form

• Verification of Training form, completed and signed by training director, indicating completion
of training requirements in general psychiatry

All letters should be originals, addressed to Eugene V. Beresin, M.D., Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Training Program. All letters and a complete application packet should be sent to Training Program Coordinator Elaine Almeida at the address listed below.

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Training Program
Massachusetts General Hospital
15 ParkmanStreet
WAC 812
Boston Ma, 02114


TO APPLY: Please click here for the Application form.


Once accepted to the program
One must apply for a full Massachusetts medical license, a Massachusetts narcotics license and a Federal DEA number. Application for full Massachusetts medical license should be made to the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Medicine, 10 West Street, Boston, MA 02114 (617-727-3086). When an applicant has received a full Massachusetts license he/she may apply for a Massachusetts narcotics license and DEA number.

If an applicant already has a full Massachusetts medical license, please attach a copy of the most recent renewal application and wallet-size license. If an applicant has a MA narcotics license and/or DEA certificate, please also include copies with the application.

After an initial screening, interviews at MGH and McLean Hospital will be arranged for qualified applicants. We are particularly interested in high academic achievement, excellence in clinical skills, a deep career interest in child and adolescent psychiatry and potential for research and teaching. Personal traits of maturity, empathy, decisiveness and high standards of professional performance are very important to us. It is desirable for the applicant to have had some experience in pediatrics or family practice, though this is not required.

Highly qualified applicants will be interviewed by faculty members at MGH and McLean. Applicants will also meet with at least one child and adolescent psychiatry resident. Each applicant will be interviewed by the Training Director and at least three members of the Selection Committee, including the clinical service chiefs, directors of the outpatient clinics, directors of consultation services, inpatient directors and senior clinical and research faculty. Applicants are encouraged to express any potential areas of clinical and/or academic interest, so some interviews may be tailored to one’s interests. After applicant interviews, the Selection Committee will review the applications and interview evaluations and make a decision regarding rank order for the Match.

Applicants should contact Elaine Almeida at MGH (617-726-1620) to inquire about the status of their application. Once the application packet is complete, interviews can be arranged.

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Selection Committee

The Selection Committee consists of administrative and teaching faculty at MGH and McLean, including the following members:

    • Training Director

    • Associate Training Director

    • Chief of Child Psychiatry at MGH

    • Chief of Child Psychiatry at McLean

    • Director of Outpatient Child Psychiatry Clinic at MGH

    • Director of Outpatient Child Psychiatry Clinic at McLean

    • Director of Inpatient Service at McLean

    • Director of Partial Hospital Programs at McLean

    • Chief of Pediatric Consultation Service (MGH)

    • Director and Associate Director of Psychopharmacology Clinic (MGH)

    • Director of Family Therapy (MGH)

    • Senior Supervisors (MGH and McLean)

    • Chief Resident

Current Selection Committee

Stuart Ablon, MD

Annah Abrams, MD

Suzanne Bender, MD

Eugene Beresin, MD

Joseph Biederman, MD

Thrassos Calligas. MD

Anne Fishel, PhD

Joseph Gold, MD

Michael Jellinek, MD

Bruce Masek, PhD

Martin Miller, MD

Silvio Onesti, MD

Paula Rauch, MD

Kristin Russell, MD

Steve Schlozman, MD

Lawrence Selter, MD

Thomas Spencer, MD

Andrew Stromberg, MD

Julie Van der Feen, MD

Tim Wilens, MD

Janet Wozniak, MD

Chief Residents







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