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