Academics


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  • Educational Objectives

    The basic goal of our psychiatry residency program is to train physicians to become competent psychiatrist and clinicians who have an eclectic problem-solving approach in their treatment of psychiatric patients and who are up to date in current developments in psychiatry.

    We believe these qualities will allow our graduates to work effectively in any psychiatric setting as evidenced by the number of our graduates who have entered academic life and also private practice both in rural community settings and metropolitan cities.

    Our fundamental goals are that UMMC-trained psychiatrists be knowledgeable in normal and abnormal behavior, be astute physicians who take full responsibility for all aspects of their patients’ management, and be dedicated to the continuing care of the distressed individuals. To this end, we teach a wide variety of clinical techniques and interventions without any single therapeutic regimen holding preeminence. Psychotherapy in all of its forms, behavioral health and other evidence-based psychotherapies, pharmacotherapy, and other somatic treatments such as electroconvulsive therapy are used and taught. The didactic offerings of the department reflect this basic philosophy of patient care. Since we are an academic university center, we also require our residents to teach UMC medical students as well as each other. A scholarly interest in psychiatric research projects are valued and encouraged in our trainees.