Mclean Hospital
Training at McLean


The Sidney R. Baer Fellowship in Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry is designed to prepare physicians for a career in behavioral neurology and neuropsychiatry through a firm grounding in the basic fundamentals of behavioral neurology clinical practice and research. Physicians receive the finest educational experience available to develop into outstanding behavioral neurologists and neuropsychiatrists. The two-year fellowship provides clinical and research training for physicians who have completed a residency in neurology or psychiatry and fulfills the requirements for subspecialty certification in Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry by the United Council of Neurological Subspecialties.

Under the leadership of Bruce H. Price, MD, program faculty consists of an interdisciplinary group of health and behavior specialists including behavioral neurologists, neuropsychiatrists, psychiatrists, neuropsychologists and addiction specialists. The faculty is committed to the teaching and training of psychiatry and neurology residents, and behavioral neurology and neuropsychiatry fellows in both inpatient and outpatient settings.

At McLean Hospital, fellows participate in the outpatient behavioral neurology clinic, inpatient multidisciplinary neurobehavioral rounds, inpatient consultations, and neuroradiology rounds. A typical fellow spends half of his/her time in supervised clinical practice, with the rest of the time divided between teaching activities and research training. At Massachusetts General Hospital, training focuses on neurobehavioral rounds and didactic teaching, Journal Club, and monthly meetings of the Psychiatric Neurosurgery Committee. Options for additional experiences in conjunction with neuropsychology, EEG, electroconvulsive therapy, and neuroimaging are also available. Fellows are expected to present research results at regional and national meetings and to submit their work for publication in peer-reviewed journals.

Salary support for fellows comes from funds provided by private foundations or individual grants obtained by the fellow.

Clinical Overview

The Neurology Consultation Service works with McLean Hospital's many inpatient units including those specializing in substance use disorders, bipolar disorder, depression and anxiety, schizophrenia, and geriatric psychiatry. Fellows oversee the inpatient consultation service and supervise psychiatry and neurology residents. Responsibilities include initial workups, daily patient follow-ups, acting as the liaison between clinical staff associates and hospital staff, and monthly Journal Club presentations. The Service also provides outpatient behavioral and cognitive-oriented neurological consultations and addresses behavioral issues in outpatients with traumatic brain injury, epilepsy, demyelinating disorders, movement disorders, cognitive decline, dementias, stroke, sleep disorders, and psychiatric illness.

How to Apply

Applications are accepted from late April through September of the preceding year with interviews completed by September. Applicants must submit a letter outlining interest and objectives for subspecializing in behavioral neurology or neuropsychiatry, along with a curriculum vitae, and three letters of reference. For more information, please email Deborah Dubuque or call 617.855.2354.

McLean Hospital
Department of Neurology
115 Mill Street, Mail Stop 206
Belmont, MA 02478