The Department of Psychiatry at Brigham and Women’s Hospital offers a wide range of fellowships that deliver specialized education and training for clinicians and researchers.
The Fellowship in Consultation-Liaison at BWH/Harvard Medical School has been in existence for nearly 40 years, providing the highest quality education and training in the knowledge base and clinical practice of Consultation-liaison Psychiatry and training leaders in the field. The fellowship provides a strong learning environment with dedicated and knowledgeable faculty while simultaneously maintaining fellows’ individual autonomy in patient evaluation and management.
BWH is one of the core training sites for the one-year full-time Partners HealthCare Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship, jointly offered by MGH, McLean Hospital, and BWH. All addiction psychiatry fellows rotate on the BWH Medical Psychiatry service to perform consultations to all medical and surgical units, as well as obstetrics, ICUs, and ED. Fellows will enhance their skills to function effectively as expert addiction consultants in the medical setting.
The Partners HealthCare Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship is an ACGME accredited fellowship which fulfills the specialized post-residency training requirement necessary for ABPN certification in the subspecialty of Geriatric Psychiatry. One to two candidates are accepted into this program each year for one year of training. BWH is one of Partners HealthCare members participating in this fellowship.
The Center for Brain/Mind Medicine (CBMM) offers a fellowship program that provides intensive training in both classical and newly developing approaches to cognitive/behavioral neurology and neuropsychiatry. Fellows learn how to comprehensively evaluate and treat patients with complex neurobehavioral problems associated with a range of disorders, including neuropsychological and biological aspects of dementia, especially Alzheimer’s disease. Fellows are trained in neurobiological bases and treatment of cognitive, behavioral, and neuropsychiatric manifestations of neurodegenerative diseases, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, stroke, brain tumors, inflammatory and infectious diseases of central nervous system, developmental disorders, and traumatic brain injury.
Clinical experience in the joint BWH/MGH Neuropsychology fellowship will consist of adult neurological cases, including dementia, epilepsy, brain tumor, developmental syndromes, neurobehavioral disorders, MS, and other degenerative conditions. Fellows will receive training in both pediatric and adult cases. The clinical experience will be primarily outpatient based but will include some inpatient consultation. Specialized experience will be offered in the epilepsy surgery program, including Wada Tests and intraoperative cortical mapping.
Women’s Mental Health
The fellowship in Women's Mental Health at Brigham and Women's Hospital provides exciting subspecialty training opportunities for residents interested in the ways sex and gender can exert a major influence on the course, expression and treatment of psychiatric disorders. The purpose of the fellowship is to train expert clinicians in the psychiatric care of women, and in the assessment and treatment of psychiatric symptoms linked with female reproductive cycle transitions.