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Psychiatry Residency Program – Other Training Sites

Residents at Tufts Medical Center spend the majority of their time at Tufts Medical Center; however, there are multiple other training sites that residents train at, contributing to a well-rounded education with a great deal of variety.

Tewksbury Hospital (Tewksbury, MA)

Tewksbury Hospital is a 350-bed state hospital located in Tewksbury, MA. There are approximately 220 complex chronic medical adult patients residing on seven inpatient units and 150 psychiatric clients residing on five inpatient units. During the PGY-II year, residents spend two months rotating on a psychiatric inpatient unit, working with patients who have chronic and severe mental illness. During this rotation, residents are introduced to the challenges of working with chronic and treatment-resistant populations, working with the Department of Mental Health.

Lawrence Memorial Hospital (Medford, MA)

Lawrence Memorial Hospital in Medford, MA is a 134-bed general community hospital and a member of MelroseWakefield Healthcare It features a prominent Geriatric Medical Psychiatric Program, which provides patients a spectrum of geriatric psychiatry services. There are open (18 bed) and secure (16 bed) inpatient units for geriatric patients with acute psychiatric needs such as depression, psychosis, mania and dementia-related psychiatric disturbance. The inpatient psychiatric units also have expertise in evaluating and treating significant medical co-morbidity. Other psychiatric services include psychiatric consultation on medical surgical units, inpatient and outpatient electroconvulsive therapy, geriatric partial hospitalization, psychiatric consultation in the nursing home setting, adult day health, Alzheimer’s disease support group and outpatient psychiatric care (geriatric and general adult). The hospital is accessible by public transportation.

North Shore Medical Center (Salem, MA)

North Shore Medical Center is located in Salem, MA and is a 20 bed locked inpatient facility for Children and Adolescents ages 3-17 years old. During the PGY-II year, residents spend one month rotating on the unit, working with 2 Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Attendings and Physician Assistants who treat patients who are experiencing depression, anxiety, psychiatric disorders, post-traumatic stress disorders, and other behavioral problems.

Walden Behavioral Care (Waltham, MA)

Walden Behavioral Care is a fully accredited mental health organization providing care for children, adolescents and adults of both sexes with Eating Disorders.  Walden Behavioral features a full continuum of care, including inpatient, partial hospitalization, residential and intensive outpatient programs.  During the PGY-III year, residents work under the supervision of an attending psychiatrist and an experienced nurse practitioner eating disorders specialist, experiencing and participating in the partial hospital treatment program located in Waltham, Massachusetts. 

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