Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Residency

Residency training will center around the resources offered through Mass. General Hospital, a premier teaching, research and clinical institution.


Mass. General Hospital

The Massachusetts General Hospital Psychiatry Service, headed by Jerrold Rosenbaum, M.D., is one of the departments of psychiatry at the Harvard Medical School. The MGH is one of the nation’s oldest and most renowned teaching hospitals. It is an internationally recognized primary, as well as tertiary-care, facility.


Incorporated by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in 1811, its initial charter clearly states its tripartite goals of patient care, physician training and research into the causes of illness. MGH is a major teaching facility of the Harvard Medical School, and its residents, fellows and staff may partake in elective learning opportunities at a variety of Harvard professional and graduate schools (School of Public Health, Law School, Business School, etc.). The MGH Psychiatry Service is an active partnership between the academic teaching hospital and the public sector community mental health system. The Service has 650 faculty composed ofpsychiatrists, psychologists, social workers and representatives of epidemiology, psychobiology, public administration, biostatistics, sociology and neurochemistry. This staff includes over 100 full-time psychiatrists and psychologists. The large part-time staff is composed primarily of psychiatrists and psychologists from a variety of clinical and academic settings throughout the Boston metropolitan area.


The Service maintains a pluralistic orientation, with practitioners and academicians of various theoretical persuasions and clinical orientations working together in a wide range of settings. It maintains close collaborative ties with the Department of Social Service, Department of Nursing, and the Medical and Surgical Subspecialties. Since its founding in 1934, the Service has focused its teaching efforts on residency training. All teaching staff and residents have appointments at both MGH and Harvard Medical School. MGH and McLean Hospital maintain a fully accredited combined general psychiatry residency training program, offering 16 positions in each of the general psychiatry training years (PGY I-IV).

The Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Service, under the direction of Michael Jellinek, M.D., consists of an outpatient clinic with multiple subspecialty programs, a consultation service to pediatrics, and an acute psychiatry service within the general hospital emergency department. The Department also maintains close ties to the Shriners Burns Institute, Spaulding Rehabilitation Center, Eric Lindemann Mental Health Center and neighborhood community health centers. Clinical Services at MGH will be described below.

Among its faculty are outstanding clinicians and investigators in dynamic psychotherapy, psychopharmacology, family therapy, cognitive-behavior therapy, group psychotherapy, eating disorders, genetics of childhood disorders, adoption and custody, forensic psychiatry, pediatric and school consultation, addiction psychiatry, psychiatric trauma, early childhood development, community psychiatry, media consultation and crisis intervention