the value of BIDMC training

Jason P. Caplan, MD, FAPA, FAPM<

"I am very grateful for the four years of training that I had at the BIDMC Harvard Psychiatry Residency Training Program. Learning was like breathing - constant and ongoing, thanks to the stellar array of attendings who were always excited and eager to provide real-time teaching when caring for high-acuity and medically complex patients on the inpatient and consult-liaison services. The outpatient training experience was exceptional with multiple weekly supervisors providing guidance in various therapy modalities and pharmacologic interventions. The flexible curriculum structure in third year also helped me to explore my interests in early psychosis, college mental health and child and adolescent psychiatry. In fourth year, I so appreciated the support from mentors who selflessly shared their wisdom about post-graduate career development and even the ins and outs of starting a private practice. Since graduation, I continue to be in regular contact with co-graduates, attendings and current residents, which makes me believe that others also share these sentiments about the supportive and empowering training experience offered at BIDMC."

- Joonhee Cho, MD Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellow, Massachusetts General Hospital
Adam Stern, MD

"My residency experiences at BIDMC were essential in helping me to grow into the psychiatrist I am. The teaching, clinical experience, and research electives opened doors and piqued interests I never knew were there. The residency helped to nurture my interest in the subspecialized field of neuromodulation, an area of academic and clinical psychiatry that BIDMC truly shines. As an institution with as many strengths in the clinical neurosciences as psychotherapies, I always felt confident that my training at BIDMC would prepare me to become a leader in psychiatry, regardless of where my individual path would lead."

- Adam Stern, MDAssistant Professor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School Director of Psychiatric Applications, Berenson-Allen Center for Noninvasive Brain Stimulation Staff Psychiatrist, Cognitive Neurology Unit and Epilepsy Monitoring Unit, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Osarumen Nicole Doghor, MD

"My Beth Israel training was integral in making me the psychiatrist I am today. I come away with great pride and joy from the training experience. From the early experiences on the inpatient and partial hospital, learning how to provide individualized, evidence based care for the severely mentally ill to more advanced training in psychodynamic and behavioral therapy with a diverse therapy population. Supervisors and work colleagues encouraged and challenged me to excel in clinical knowledge, patient care and leadership. I feel grateful to have trained in an environment that balanced rigor and support so effortlessly."

- Osarumen Nicole Doghor, MD Assistant Professor,
Baylor College of Medicine,
The Women's Place Center for Reproductive Psychiatry,
The Menopause Center Pavilion for Women