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Massachusetts General Hospital


Founded in 1811, Massachusetts General Hospital is the third oldest general hospital in the United States and the oldest and largest in New England. The 868-bed world-renowned medical center offers sophisticated diagnostic and therapeutic care in virtually every specialty and subspecialty of medicine and surgery. Each year, MGH admits approximately 42,000 inpatients and handles more than 1.2 million outpatient visits. Its emergency services handle nearly 75,000 visits annually. MGH is the largest nongovernment employer in the city of Boston, with more than 16,000 employees, including a nursing staff of 2,900 and a 3,700 member medical staff.


MGH Department of Psychiatry


The MGH Department of Psychiatry was created in 1934 with support from the Rockefeller Foundation as one of only three psychiatry departments in general hospitals nationwide. In the course of seven decades, its scientists and clinicians have made significant contributions to the understanding and treatment of mental illness and have developed a large number of specialized clinical and research programs. Today, the Department includes more than 600 affiliated psychiatrists and psychologists who have maintained and advanced this tradition of excellence in patient care, research and teaching. Its faculty members populate the editorial boards of most of the leading journals in the field; are elected leaders of national organizations in education and a variety of clinical specialties; and contribute important new knowledge to the vast fields of clinical psychiatry and neuroscience. The Department has the largest clinical research program at MGH and ranks 3 rd among all MGH departments in research expenditures. The residency program, conducted jointly with McLean Hospital, consistently attracts the highest quality candidates available for training in adult and child psychiatry. The continuing education division is recognized nationally as a pacesetter, and is the largest medical education program of its kind at Harvard Medical School. Through these and other achievements, the MGH Department has earned the #1 ranking in psychiatry in the U.S. News & World Report annual survey “ America’s Best Hospitals” each year since 1996.


Child & Adolescent Psychiatry


The School Psychiatry Program is part of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry in the MGH Department of Psychiatry. The Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry was established at MGH in the 1930’s, initially to support pediatric medicine and other medical services. Today, the Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry includes over 100 affiliated child psychiatrists and child psychologists who continue the tradition of excellence in patient care, research, and teaching. Many of the faculty are internationally recognized as leaders in the child psychiatry field. The faculty has published over 1000 publications in major medical journals. They serve on editorial boards of leading child psychiatry and child psychology journals; and their clinical and research findings have led to significant advances in the care and treatment of children and adolescents. The Division’s clinical services include: outpatient, inpatient, residential, educational, consultation, and psychopharmacology services. The Division hosts one of the largest and most competitive psychiatry training programs in the country.


MADI Resource Center


The MADI Resource Center is part of the Mood & Anxiety Disorders Institute (MADI) of the MGH Outpatient Psychiatry Division. MADI was created to enhance the recognition, understanding and treatment of mood and anxiety disorders. The Institute offers advanced training to physicians and other medical professionals through consultation, seminar programs, and fellowships.

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