General Psychiatry Residency

 

 

 

University Hospitals Psychiatry Residency's video submission to the APA's contest about why we chose psychiatry

 

 

 

At University Hospitals – Cleveland Medical Center’s General Psychiatry Residency, our mission is to train future leaders in the field of psychiatry and to prepare them for the challenges of an increasingly complex health care system. We concern ourselves with the personal growth of each of our residents as physicians and as human beings, and we work diligently to assist them in reaching their full potential as psychiatrists. Our graduates pursue rewarding careers in clinical care, teaching, research and administration. They are a credit to our program and to the field of psychiatry.

Our educational (“didactics”) program is a real strength of our residency, with extensive coverage of topics ranging from psychopharmacology to psychodynamic theory and practice, other psychosocial interventions, as well as every subspecialty of psychiatry. The curriculum is always a “work in progress” using feedback from residents about areas they would like to see covered, as well as innovative content and teaching approaches to reach these goals.  One of my goals for residents is to provide them with the skills to become excellent teachers, so we include “Learning to Teach” for residents in the didactic series as well.

The clinical program at University Hospitals is one of the finest in the country. We provide a high level of clinical supervision, including ongoing assessment of the core competencies in psychiatry.  Residents receive a wealth of experience in general adult psychiatry with core rotations in the psychiatric subspecialties. There are elective blocks in the second year, and the fourth year includes an opportunity to develop teaching and leadership skills as a junior attending. The majority of the rotations in the 4th year are electives. This structure provides residents with the chance to explore areas of interest and enables them to customize their education to meet their own professional needs. Call is very reasonable, and the level of staff support is excellent.

Our mission is to train future leaders in the field of psychiatry and to prepare them for the challenges of an increasingly complex health care system. We concern ourselves with the personal growth of each of our residents as physicians and as human beings, and we work diligently to assist them in reaching their full potential as psychiatrists. Our graduates pursue rewarding careers in clinical care, teaching, research and administration. They are a credit to our program and to the field of psychiatry.

For more information on our benefits, please visit University Hospitals - Cleveland Medical Center Resident Stipends and Benefits page.