General Information

Thank you for your interest in the visiting clerkships at the BIDMC Harvard Psychiatry Residency affiliated institutions. Typically, we offer visiting 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 (tscarell@bidmc.harvard.org, 617-667-8347) to discuss your interest or with any questions on how to apply for a visiting 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.


Opportunities for Students from Backgrounds Historically Underrepresented in Medicine

Our program currently offers two programs for students who identify as URiM. The first is a summer research program that provides funding for 8 weeks of research, typically between the 1st and 2nd years of medical school. You can read the brochure here and apply here

Our program also offers a virtual experience for students in the summer before the 4th year of medical school. More information is available here



Some support is available for African-American, Latinx, 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
617-432-4422
vcp_hpsp@hms.harvard.edu