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MGH/McLean Residency Program Voted #1

The Massachusetts General Hospital/McLean Hospital Psychiatry Residency Program has been ranked #1 in the country

September 15, 2014 Print

In the first comprehensive national study of residency training programs, the Massachusetts General Hospital/McLean Hospital Psychiatry Residency Program has been ranked #1 in the country, according to Doximity, a national physician network and its partner US News & World Report.

The MGH/McLean Hospital Residency Program offers both an Adult Psychiatry Residency Program and the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Program. Combined, the two programs which focus on preparing resident physicians for the practice of psychiatry in the 21st century, attract more than 1,000 applications annually. The adult residency training program accepts only 16 residents, while the child program has only nine available slots each year.

Drs. Rubin and Smith, directors of psychiatry residency training
David Rubin, MD, and Felicia A. Smith, MD

“We take great pride in the work we do to educate tomorrow’s psychiatric leaders and we are honored to be recognized as the top residency program for adult and child psychiatry in the country,” said Felicia A. Smith, MD, director of the MGH/McLean Adult Psychiatry Residency Program. “It is a true privilege to play a part in the education of wonderfully talented residents with a broad array of interests who will be among the future leaders in the diverse field of psychiatry.”

David Rubin, MD, director of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Program, noted that the MGH/McLean residency program continually evolves with the field of psychiatry and remains at the forefront of the field. “We have designed this program to foster the development of well-rounded, competent psychiatrists. Above all, we value serious and passionate commitment to the highest standards of patient care,” said Rubin. “

Conducted by Doximity, more than 17,000 credentialed physicians participated in the survey which evaluated 3,691 medical and surgical residency programs. According to Doximity, the goal of the survey is to help medical students make informed residency decisions.