About the Program

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at Prisma Health strives for excellence in the training of psychiatric residents.

In pursuit of this goal, our efforts are focused on ensuring that each resident gets what they need to practice competent, state-of-the-art, modern psychiatry after graduation. Specifically, psychiatry residents will have the knowledge, skills and attitudes that ensure competence in the six Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education General Competencies.

Accreditation Council of GME Competencies

  • Patient care
  • Medical knowledge
  • Interpersonal communication skills
  • Practice-based learning and improvement
  • Professionalism
  • Systems-based care

Resident Psychotherapy Competencies

  • Psychodynamic
  • Cognitive-behavioral
  • Supportive
  • Brief
  • Combined psychotherapy

Our Goals for Residents

  • Provide compassionate clinical care to patients and families
  • Embrace the role of educator, with medical professionals, patients, families and the community
  • Have mature judgment
  • Extensive knowledge about diagnosis, etiology and treatment of all psychiatric disorders and common neurological disorders seen in adults
  • Competence to render effective professional care to patients and families
  • Familiarity with current literature and the ability to interpret and apply literature to clinical practice
  • Awareness of personal limitations and how to seek supervision
  • Recognize the necessity of continuing development and life-long learning throughout their professional careers
  • Understand and appreciate the value of scholarship through the creation of longitudinal scholarly activity through residency
  • Appreciate and foster diversity in their practice and communities

We seek to ensure that our graduating residents have sufficient knowledge and skill to evaluate, diagnose and treat adults and their families in individual practice and by the leadership of the treatment team. The graduates will critically evaluate the expanding literature on developing biological, psychological, family and social and cultural treatments and adapt their practice to reflect the growth of the field.

Clinically oriented teaching is stressed throughout the program. The program promotes versatility in the resident while preserving an in-depth understanding of the field.  Residents are exposed to a broad range of psychopathology, in a variety of clinical settings and sub-specialty areas.