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Psychiatry & Medicine Training Program: As part of these services, our programs devote time and effort toward teaching and training residents in patient care.
The Avery D. Weisman Psychiatric Consultation Service devotes a great deal of time to trainees: we train 16 PGY-III Psychiatry residents from the MGH/McLean Residency (in four month, half-time rotations), a PGY-IV Chief Resident on the Consultation Service, 3 PGY-V Psychosomatic Medicine Fellows, and 17 PGY-IV Neurology residents each year.
The Fellows in Consultation Psychiatry, under the direction of Dr. Greg Fricchione, receive a graduate school level course in clinical neuroscience along with intensive clinical training. Rounds are conducted several times each week (both at the bedside and in conference rooms); these rounds are supplemented by interactive didactics and seminars on topics related to neuropsychiatry and the care of patients with co-morbid medical/surgical/neurological and psychiatric illness.
In addition we have weekly Psychosomatic Conferences (where our residents, fellows, and attendings deliver state-of-the-art reviews of the literature, each followed by a discussion led by an expert from the greater Boston area). Our Service aims to provide outstanding clinical care and superb teaching, as well as ground-breaking clinical research (e.g., on problems related to alcohol withdrawal, burn care, cancer, delirium, myocardial infarction, suicide).
In an effort to guide the development of physicians from across the nation and from other countries, we provide opportunities for observing our clinical care and teaching.
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