Psychiatry Residency


The Psychiatry Residency Training Program (RTP) at The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education provides a four-year educational and training program in general psychiatry.

Residents join staff in providing superb, comprehensive, and coordinated care for psychiatry patients. Utilizing evidence-based medical practice, residents are taught to approach patients and their families from a bio-psycho-social perspective that integrates biological, psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, sociological, and anthropologic models.  Residents are challenged to understand the issues in depth and integrate best practices in psychiatric care.

This program fosters the development of well-rounded, competent general psychiatrists.  Training in biological, psychological, and psychosocial interventions are delivered in emergency, inpatient, and outpatient settings and integrated care settings through supervised direct patient care.  Theoretical and evidence-based seminars are incorporated into the training program.  Research is encouraged throughout the residency program.  Our philosophy emphasizes the concept that research and scholarship are fundamental to the expansion of evidence-based medicine.

Clinically based, the RTP offers experiences in inpatient, outpatient, consultation-liaison psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, community psychiatry, substance abuse, emergency psychiatry, and child and adolescent psychiatry. Throughout the training, biological, psychological and sociocultural factors are integrated so that residents become versatile in selecting and utilizing all current methods of biotherapy, psychotherapy, and sociotherapy. While emphasizing clinical psychiatry, the residency program provides ample opportunity and expects the resident to learn and develop clinical, administrative, teaching, and research skills.

Block Schedules:


1 block Internal Medicine

2 blocks Neurology

7 blocks Inpatient Psychiatry

3 blocks Inpatient Medicine

4 blocks Consult Liaison

6 blocks Inpatient Psychiatry

2 blocks Child Adolescent Psychiatry

1 block Addiction Psychiatry

13 blocks Outpatient Psychiatry

3 blocks Elective Service Chief

7 blocks Elective

1 block Geriatric Psychiatry

1 block Crisis Response Unit

1 block Forensic Psychiatry

Didactic Goals and Objectives:

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Scranton/Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania

Meet Our Program Director

Meet Our Residents

Dr. Alex Slaby



Hometown: Pottstown, PA
Medical School: Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
“I am motivated to build deeper connections to my patients at The Wright Center. I find the severe pathology you see in inpatient settings fascinating; it keeps you on your toes. But I am also really looking forward to the outpatient setting and longer relationships with my patients.”

Dr. Rooshi Patel



Hometown: Loma Linda, CA
Medical School: American University of Antigua College of Medicine
“For me, being in the first year of The Wright Center’s psychiatry program means we have the opportunity to learn in a new environment and really shape the program. Dr. Chandragiri is really nice, and I’m looking forward to working with him. I’m also excited to see where we can take the program—a lot is riding on our shoulders for the first year, and I can’t wait to see where it goes.”

Dr. Qais Zalim



Hometown: San Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago
Medical School: University of the West Indies, Trinidad