Community Track

All residents training at BIDMC take part in core rotations involving the care of patients at community clinics and have the opportunity to use selective time for rotations in community settings and the public sector.

The BIDMC Community Track provides a structured opportunity for interested residents to engage in community psychiatry in a longitudinal way throughout residency. This program takes advantage of the broad range of clinical experiences afforded to us by our institutional affiliation with the Massachusetts Mental Health Center (MMHC), the Massachusetts Department of Mental Health (DMH), and several other community-based clinics.

Residents in the Community Track will be offered specific mentorship to help guide them on a career path towards practicing psychiatry in community settings and the public sector. Funding will also be available for the Community Track residents to attend the annual APA Mental Health Services conference. 

Rotation maps for the Community Track are below. Clinical experiences in the Community Track include rotations at the RAFT partial hospital program at MMHC, long-term inpatient psychiatric care units overseen by DMH, the continuing care clinic at MMHC, experiences in forensic psychiatry, and other clinical selectives. PGY4 residents in the Community Track also have the opportunity to complete a Chief Residency at a DMH site.

 
PGY1 (Community Track)
Internal Medicine
Mount Auburn Hospital
4 months
 
Inpatient Psychiatry
BIDMC
3 months
 
Addictions
BIDMC
1 month
 
Emergency Psychiatry
BIDMC
1.5 months
 
Night Float
BIDMC
1.5 months
 
Neurology
BIDMC
1 month
 
Didactics
½ day per week
 
PGY2 (Community Track)
MMHC
RAFT Partial Hospital Program
3 months
 
Long-term Inpatient Psychiatric Unit at DMH Site 2 months Inpatient Psychiatry BIDMC 1 month CL and Geriatric Psychiatry BIDMC and affiliated sites 3 months Child/Adolescent Psychiatry Boston Children’s Hospital 2 months Neurology 1 month
Outpatient Psychiatry
2-3 hrs/week
Night Float
4 weeks total, in 1 week increments interspersed throughout other rotations
Didactics
6 hrs/week
Quality Improvement Project/Scholarly Project
½ day/week
 
PGY3 (Community Track)
 
MMHC Continuing Care OR Clinical Selective at DMH Site (½ time)
Ambulatory Psychiatry, BIDMC (½ time)
Didactics
6 hrs/week
Scholarly Project
½ day/week
 
PGY4 (Community Track)
 
Chief Residency or Clinical Selective at DMH site (5/8 time)
Ambulatory Psychiatry, BIDMC (3/8 time)
Didactics
6 hrs/week
Scholarly Project
½ day/week

How to Apply

Applicants may apply to the Community Track using the NRMP; we plan to have a separate match code and will post that code here when it is available. Applicants are welcome to apply to our General and/or Research track in addition to the Community Track.