Training in the Department of Psychiatry

Welcome to the Department of Psychiatry at Cambridge Health Alliance, one of the affiliated Departments of Psychiatry of Harvard Medical School.

Our department shares a strong commitment to excellence in clinical education, striving to offer the finest public-academic training experience in the nation. We achieve this by providing a wide range of inpatient, outpatient, and community experiences that offer a rich diversity of learning opportunities.

Our programs are guided by a team of dedicated and highly skilled clinician-educators who are passionate about teaching, learning, patient care and our community. They serve as mentors and supervisors, ensuring that you receive the highest quality of education and training.

We believe in fostering a supportive and collaborative learning environment that nurtures the growth and development of our trainees.

Our comprehensive curriculum is designed to develop core competencies and leadership skills in empirically supported care for a broad range of behavioral health disorders. We emphasize cultural responsiveness within a public healthcare environment. Through a combination of didactic sessions, hands-on clinical experiences and elective opportunities, you will acquire the knowledge, skills and expertise to excel in the field of psychiatry. Our curriculum provides theoretical foundations, evidence-based practices, practical application, and specialized areas of focus, ensuring that you graduate as a competent and compassionate clinician capable of delivering exceptional care to diverse populations.

We are proud to be one of the Departments of Psychiatry within Harvard Medical School, which further enhances our educational offerings. Our close collaboration with this prestigious institution allows us to tap into a wealth of resources and expertise, providing you with a truly exceptional learning experience. We aim to produce graduates who become leaders in public, community and academic behavioral health service systems, delivering the highest quality clinical care while advancing the field through clinical innovation research, and training.

We invite you to explore our website further to learn more about our programs, faculty, clinical sites and the many exciting opportunities that await you. We are confident that Cambridge Health Alliance, in partnership with Harvard Medical School, will provide you with an exceptional foundation for a successful career.

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