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Medical Education

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.