Program Mission

Our mission is to train psychiatric Residents to provide excellent and quality health care to all, especially the underserved. The Psychiatry Residency Program is designed to provide a comprehensive learning experience that prepares psychiatrists to meet the demands of contemporary psychiatric practice. Emphasis is placed on the development of psychiatrists who have acquired their knowledge, skills, and competencies predominantly through community-based learning experiences. This is a novel approach because our Residents gain a significant amount of experience in the community as opposed to traditional residency programs that may focus more on the hospital environment. The program allows Residents the opportunity to explore the many facets of psychiatric care.

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Program Aims

  • Train residents to provide quality healthcare to all, especially underserved populations, in community-based programs targeting a variety of patient demographics and broad diagnostic categories.
  • Train residents to be highly effective leaders in the fields of psychiatry through research, scholarly activities, and community service.
  • Broaden the diversity in healthcare and scientific health workforces to advance health equity in urban and rural populations in Georgia and the nation.
  • Train Residents to develop a focus and balance in well-being and professionalism.