Tarek Aly, MD, PGY3, Psychiatry Chief Resident III
I was fortunate enough to be accepted into and made the most of this program, which gives a resident a professional “blank canvas” to paint the type of psychiatrist he or she aspires to be. I chose to be deeply involved with the student education (later being fortunate enough to be made an associate chief for the role), seriously involved in the research opportunities (submitting thirteen posters to the APA), and getting involved in outreach programs to help combat the opioid epidemic in adolescence.
I was able to finish a Master’s in Public Health in my second year while also becoming a proud parent to a beautiful little girl — who is the breath in my lungs. I was fortunate enough also to match into Boston Children’s Hospital for a Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship through Harvard.