Women's Mental Health Fellowship

Fellowship Overview

The Women's Mental Health Fellowship at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH), a teaching affiliate of Harvard Medical School (HMS), 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.

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Fellowship Leadership

Dr. Kara Brown, Program Director, Women's Mental Health Fellowship Program

Clinical Sites

Primary Sites: Women's Mental Health Service at the Gretchen and Edward Fish Center for Women's Health; Women's Mental Health Service at Brigham Psychiatric Specialties; & Reproductive Psychiatry Consultation Service at BWH

Secondary Sites: Women's Psychosocial Oncology Services at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute; McLean Hospital; & the Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility Psychiatric Clinic at Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital 


Didactics: Weekly Women's Mental Health Rounds, Monthly Outside Speaker Series, & Journal Club: Bi-monthly Journal Discussion

Supervision: Approximately 2-4 hours/week of individual supervision with core faculty; more supervision is available with adjunct faculty.

Academic Project: The fellowship also includes a scholarly project, the nature and scope of which depends on the fellow's interests. For those interested, there may be an opportunity to expand the academic project to include a larger amount of protected research time.  

Evaluation: Fellows meet weekly with their supervisor at the clinical sites and receive formal career mentorship and counseling from the Fellowship Director.


The fellowship offers a competitive salary and generous benefits options. Fellows are given four weeks of vacation time, three days for educational pursuits, and four days for research/scholarly projects per year.

More Information

For more information about our fellowship, visit the Women's Mental Health Fellowship website.

Application Process

Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis beginning in March for the fellowship beginning on July 1 of the following calendar year. As applications are received and reviewed, qualified candidates will be invited for an interview day. All potential candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible; the deadline for applications is July 30. 

We are no longer accepting applications for the fellowship beginning on July 1, 2018. If you are interested in applying, please contact the fellowship coordinator for details on the application process.

Eligibility: Applicants must have completed or plan to complete an ACGME-accredited psychiatry residency by the fellowship start date (July 1), and must be able to be licensed to practice medicine in Massachusetts by the start date.

To apply: submit the application requirements listed below to Alexandra Harreys, the Fellowship Coordinator.

Email: aharreys@partners.org | Phone: 617-525-8625 | Fax: 617-525-7746
Address: Women’s Mental Health Fellowship
C/O Alexandra Harreys, 1620 Tremont Street, OBC3-34, Boston, MA 02120

Application requirements:

Completed application (click here)
Personal Statement
Medical school transcript
USMLE results
Three letters of recommendation

Visit the Women's Mental Health Fellowship website for full fellowship details.


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