Rotations: PGY3


During the PGY3 year, the resident increases his or her involvement at the BIDMC outpatient clinic to half time throughout the year. During the outpatient experience, the resident is involved in the full range of treatments; including psychopharmacology, short- and long-term dynamic psychotherapy, cognitive and behavioral therapies, couples therapy, and group therapy.

The remainder of the time PGY3 year is devoted to several outpatient clinical selectives. Residents may choose from several specialty services at Massachusetts Mental Health Center, including:

  • Emerging Young Adult Services
  • Continuing Care (outpatient treatment of the chronically and severely mentally ill)


As part of clinical selective time, residents also have available several experiences at BIDMC and its affiliates, including:

  • Addictions Psychiatry
  • The Berenson Allen Center for Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation
  • Boston Healthcare for the Homeless
  • Center for Early Detection, Assessment, and Response to RISK (CEDAR) (Early intervention for those at high risk for development of psychotic disorders)
  • Cognitive Neurology Unit
  • Collaborative Care through the BIDMC-Lahey Health system
  • College Mental Health (Simmons College, Harvard University, Northeastern University)
  • Court Clinic at the Suffolk County Court
  • Electroconvulsive Therapy
  • Fenway Community Health Center (focused on caring for LGBTQ individuals)
  • The Dimock Community Health Center
  • Outpatient Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at Boston Children's Hospital
  • Palliative Care
  • Program for the Mentally Ill with Problematic Sexual Behavior (MIPSB)
  • Psycho-oncology
  • Research
  • Women's Mental Health

For more detailed descriptions of these opportunities, please see the section titled "Specific Rotations".