Mclean Hospital
Training at McLean


The primary goal of the one-year, full-time Partner’s HealthCare Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship is to provide outstanding training for future addiction psychiatry experts. The fellowship, led by Roger D. Weiss, MD, offers clinical rotations at multiple Harvard Medical School teaching hospitals including Massachusetts General Hospital, McLean Hospital, and Brigham and Women’s Hospital. Fellows engage in a small tutorial-style program with Harvard Medical School faculty. Fellows are expected to gain competence and excellence in the practice of addiction psychiatry in public, private, and academic settings, learning evidence-based treatments and participating in the development of the field’s knowledge base through research and writing.

This fellowship is for graduates of accredited psychiatry residencies during the PGY-V year and is designed to meet the objectives of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Graduates of the fellowship pursue careers in the clinical care of substance use disorders, research, and education.

Training Experience

Core training includes an overview of the field of addiction psychiatry with an emphasis on identification, assessment, diagnosis, and successful treatment. Training is provided in individual, group, and family therapy using techniques that include motivational interviewing, education, cognitive behavioral therapy, relapse prevention, psychopharmacology, dynamic psychotherapy, and twelve-step facilitation. A spectrum of levels of care including inpatient, partial hospital, intensive outpatient, outpatient, hospital consultation, and methadone maintenance outpatient clinics, gives fellows access to a variety of patient care experiences. Fellows are exposed to a range of twelve-step and other self-help programs and are exposed to a diverse urban and suburban population from heterogeneous socioeconomic and cultural backgrounds. Patients cover a range of substance use disorders, as well as co-occurring psychiatric and medical conditions.

How to Apply

More information and the application process for the Partners HealthCare Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship may be found on the MGH website.