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

  • 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
  • Awareness of personal limitations
  • Recognize the necessity of continuing their development throughout their professional careers
  • Personal investment in the life-long learning process
  • Research is strongly encouraged and supported.

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