Psychiatry Residency Program


Our Philosophy

The training program in the Boston University Medical Center Psychiatry Residency Program is designed to provide a breadth of knowledge of psychiatry, neurology, neuroscience, psychotherapies, and psychopharmacology. An integrated bio-psycho-socio-cultural model forms the basis of our approach. Our educational program progresses across four years of training from the basics in the PGY 1 year through advanced courses in the PGY 4. The Department of Psychiatry at Boston University Chobanian & Avedisian School of Medicine is nationally recognized for its strengths in serving diverse communities in Addiction Psychiatry, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Anxiety Disorders, Cross Cultural and Community Psychiatry, and Psychiatry Services.

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Information about Addiction Psychiatry, Consult-Liaison Psychiatry, and Public Psychiatry Fellowships can be found under Fellowships.

Our Mission

Our Psychiatry Residency Program is dedicated to producing leaders in community and academic psychiatry, advocates for equity in mental healthcare and substance use treatment, and innovative leaders in psychiatry. The Psychiatry Training Program training sites span our safety net hospital, Veterans Affairs facilities, and community based health centers to provide high quality, comprehensive, culturally sensitive mental health care regardless of status or ability to pay. Our program is committed to developing leaders in social justice, advocacy, research, and clinical care, with a particular expertise in substance use treatment, while servicing patients from all socio-economic backgrounds, ethnicities, and cultures in a supportive environment that is dedicated to teaching, mentorship, and scholarship.

Our Aims

1) To train physicians in evidence based care and best practices in psychotherapy and psychopharmacology for an ethnically, culturally, and linguistically diverse patient population

2) To train physicians who are competent in the treatment of trauma, comorbid substance and psychiatric illnesses, comorbid medical and psychiatric illnesses, and who are adept at navigating the many intersecting systems of care that are unique to a safety net hospital

3) To train well-rounded physicians who are collaborative, think critically, and advocate for patients in a challenging, fast paced healthcare environment

4) To promote research and scholarly activities relevant to the care of our socioeconomically, ethnically, and culturally diverse patients while meeting the educational needs of our trainees

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