Training & Education

The Department of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School coordinates the psychiatric resources of seven major teaching institutions dedicated to quality clinical services, innovative research, excellent medical education and comprehensive training. Its residency, internships and research fellowship programs are among the most respected programs in the United States, attracting the nation's top applicants. 

The Department offers a wide range of training and educational opportunities. They comprise residency training in General Psychiatry, fellowship training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, post-residency clinical and research fellowships, internships in clinical psychology, and postdoctoral fellowships for clinical psychologists.

Additional educational offerings include Continuing Medical Education courses, and the peer-reviewed publication of the Harvard Review of Psychiatry. The Department also provides clerkships for medical students, and research opportunities for students and professionals from the fields of medicine, psychology, neurosciences and cognitive sciences, social work, nursing, and allied disciplines.

The Department has a solid tradition of training International Medical Graduates and is striving to diversify its educational constituency. Minority individuals, women and international graduates are encouraged to apply.