General Information

***PLEASE NOTE: Harvard Medical School has cancelled all visiting clerkships for the 2020-2021 academic year in the context of the COVID pandemic. We regret that we will not be able to host interested applicants for these opportunities, but welcome you to take advantage of the materials on this website and to contact any of the program directors or chief resident with any questions. For applicants applying in the 2021-2022 application cycle or later, we do not yet know if visiting clerkships will be re-instated.***

Thank you for your interest in the visiting clerkships at the BIDMC Harvard Psychiatry Residency affiliated institutions. Typically, we offer clerkship opportunities for third and fourth year Harvard Medical Students and visiting clerkships to medical students in their fourth year of US accredited medical schools.

The BIDMC-Harvard Psychiatry Residency Training Program strongly encourages medical students interested in pursuing careers in psychiatry to participate in one of our visitng student rotations through Harvard Medical School. If you are interested, please feel free to reach out to Associate Program Director Tim Scarella (, 617-667-8347) to discuss your interest or with any questions on how to apply for a visitng clerkship. 

If you would like to apply for a visiting clerkship, please contact the Harvard Medical School Registrar’s Office which can also help with available housing.

Some support is available for African-American, Latino, and Native American applicants through Harvard Medical School's Visiting Clerkship Program. This program provides a stipend toward the costs associated with participating in a visiting clerkship. For information about the program, contact the VCP project coordinator at:

Project Coordinator:
Mr. Fahri Ercem

Medical Students