Medical student education receives heavy emphasis at BIDMC and its affiliate, the Massachusetts Mental Health Center. We teach introductory psychopathology to Harvard medical students in the second year and offer a wide variety of clinical experiences for students in their core and elective rotations. Third-year students may work on a locked inpatient unit in a general hospital, a consultation team to the medical/surgical services, or in an intensive partial hospital program in a public hospital setting. Fourth-year students may choose an advanced experience at any of the above settings or may do a community psychiatry elective, working closely with homeless outreach programs.
The co-directors for student education are
Michael Kahn, MD and
Robert Goisman, MD.