Adult and Child/Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Training

McLean Hospital is a leader in world-class psychiatry training. We are proud to be home to two of the foremost psychiatry residency training programs in the country.

MGH/McLean Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program

For over 200 years, McLean Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital have shared faculty, trainees, and collaborative research endeavors. Using the extensive resources of both hospitals, the Massachusetts General Hospital/McLean Hospital Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program has been designed to prepare resident physicians for the practice of psychiatry in the 21st century.

At the core of each resident’s education is a rich clinical experience, diagnosing and treating a broad range of patients, along a continuum of care and within a variety of treatment settings. Residents learn the various roles of the modern psychiatrist—primary clinician, consultant, team leader, and therapist—with direct and skilled supervision by world leaders in psychiatry. Clinical work and intensive supervision are complemented by a comprehensive curriculum of didactic seminars, rounds, and case conferences.

The Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program, led by program director Scott R. Beach, MD, offers residents unsurpassed training opportunities. Each trainee can select among a vast selection of core rotations to meet individualized needs and interests.

Though the program encourages elective opportunities in all years of training, there is an unusually broad range of opportunities for the PGY-4 year, when all residents design their own curriculum. Rotations include community psychiatry, global psychiatry, law and psychiatry, clinical research, mind-body medicine, medical education, and psychodynamic psychotherapy.

How to Apply

Comprehensive information about the MGH/McLean Adult Psychiatry Residency Training Program, including the application process, may be found on their website.

MGH/McLean Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Training Program

The Massachusetts General Hospital/McLean Hospital Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Training Program offers two years of specialized training in providing comprehensive care for children, adolescents, and their families.

The program is designed to foster the development of well-rounded, competent child and adolescent psychiatrists. Training in individual therapy, psychotherapy, group and family therapy, crisis intervention, pharmacotherapy, and cognitive and behavioral therapies is provided through direct clinical experience supported by supervision, theoretical and evidence-based seminars, and demonstrations by instructors and skilled clinical practitioners and administrators.

The Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Training Program, led by David H. Rubin, MD, is based on the philosophy that no single conceptual framework is sufficient to understand human behavior. Residents are taught to approach patients and their families from a developmental perspective using five clinical orientations, challenging them to understand clinical issues and to attempt formulations that integrate conceptual models.

Ample elective time is provided to encourage exploration and acquisition of skills in specific subspecialties. Residents participate in a structured core clinical and educational experience, with rotations throughout MGH, McLean, Boston Juvenile Court Clinic, and the local public school systems.

How to Apply

More information and the application process for the MGH/McLean Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Training Program may be found on the MGH website.

Psychiatry Residency Alumni Association

The goal of the McLean Hospital Psychiatry Residency Alumni Association is to reconnect alumni as a professional community, create a national referral network, support residency training initiatives, and provide updates about the hospital’s clinical, research, and educational programs.

The McLean Alumni Committee, composed of McLean professional staff volunteers, oversees the management of the psychiatry alumni database, production of an annual newsletter, and planning for an annual alumni event at a major professional convention or meeting site.

If you would like to represent your residency class in organizational activities of the McLean Psychiatry Alumni Association, please contact us. Volunteers will be asked for no more than five hours of service per year.

Several alumni members have already volunteered as class representatives:


To update your personal information on file, please contact the Psychiatry Residency Alumni Association.