Explore the fellowship

The Fellowship in Public and Community Psychiatry at Massachusetts General Hospital is available for MDs to access advanced training during a PGY-5 year, immediately following their PGY-4 year. The fellowship is offered in partnership with the Division of Public and Community Psychiatry and sponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health (DMH). The fellowship is situated in the Lindemann Mental Health Center. The program emphasizes rehabilitation and recovery.

The fellowship’s curriculum combines evidence-based clinical care with emphasis on longitudinal treatment, mentorship, peer learning, scholarly work and immersive leadership training. We seek to prepare our fellows to become leaders within community and public psychiatry. As a fellow, you will be intimately involved in teaching residents of the Mass General-McLean Adult Psychiatry Residency Program, working closely with the PGY-4 community chief resident.

This one-year, clinical fellowship runs from July to June of the following academic year. We accept one fellow per year.

About the Division of Public and Community Psychiatry

The Division of Public and Community Psychiatry harnesses resources both at Mass General and in the community to provide excellent clinical care, teaching research and system improvements for underserved and vulnerable populations with serious mental illness. We work with the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health (DMH) and a range of community mental health and medical providers.

We seek to understand the complex interplay between serious mental illness and the social determinants of health and recognize racism as a unique social determinant of mental health. We focus on those suffering from severe and persistent mental illness, addictions, trauma and homelessness.

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The curriculum for the Fellowship in Public and Community Psychiatry consists of:

  • Three longitudinal clinical rotations at the Lindemann Mental Health Center, which houses an outpatient clinic, the Mass General Schizophrenia Program and two state shelters. Emphasis is placed on managing complex patients with serious mental illness, including treatment-refractory patients who require clozapine and patients with complex medical-psychiatric comorbidities.
  • A clinical rotation in correctional psychiatry
  • A psychiatric consultation experience to provide second-opinion consultations
  • An educational immersion experience in administrative psychiatry
  • Formal didactics in public policy and leadership
  • A scholarly project

Salary and Benefits

The salary for the fellowship follows the Mass General Brigham salary scale. You can learn more about salary and benefits from our Graduate Medical Education website.

How to Apply

To be eligible for the fellowship, you must be eligible for a full license to practice in Massachusetts. We are not sponsoring visas.

Application Requirements

A full application is needed to be considered. This includes:

  • A letter of application that explains your reason for applying to this fellowship
  • A clinical vignette about a patient that exemplifies your interest in community psychiatry
  • Your CV
  • Three letters of reference (one must be from your residency training director)

Please note: Residents interested in applying for the fellowship should contact fellowship director Carol Lim, MD, MPH (clim@mgh.harvard.edu) before applying as we fill our position once we have identified a suitable candidate.