Psychiatry Residency

Fourth year psychiatry residents from Baystate Medical Center, the Western Campus of Tufts University School of Medicine, are eligible to participate in a 4-month rotation in College Mental Health from mid-August through mid-December or mid-January through mid-May, two days per week.

The rotation is designed to offer participants experience in assessing and treating the mental health challenges that young adults face and in providing psychiatric care to college students using a collaborative, strengths-based approach.  Participants will also learn to effectively collaborate with the wider college community and upon completion of the rotation, will be well-prepared to work as a staff psychiatrist at a college or university counseling service.

Participants in the rotation will conduct initial psychiatric consultations with college and graduate students, provide psychopharmacologic consultation, collaborate with psychoclinicians and participate in weekly multi-disciplinary case-consultation teams, and may also offer short-term psychotherapy or co-facilitate therapy groups.  Residents are supervised by SuEllen Hamkins, MD, who has particular expertise in college mental health and in the strengths-based, collaborative approach of narrative psychiatry and narrative therapy.