Responsive to the shortage of psychiatrists in the United States, The Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education developed and introduced its Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)-accredited, 4-year, community-based Psychiatry Residency and welcomed its first class of residents in July 2017.
Our Psychiatry Residency is unique in its integration of behavioral health services within primary care environments and promotion of preventive screening, timely interventions and a team-based approach to care, especially for those patients who may not initially seek help on their own. Our residents train under regionally-recognized program director Sanjay Chandragiri, MD, with diverse training experiences within Northeastern Pennsylvania. In their first year, learners spend time at The Wright Center for Community Health Mid Valley Practice and Geisinger Community Medical Center, a community-based hospital. As they progress in their training, they rotate through regional public health-based settings, specialty practices, behavioral health clinics and safety net health centers.
Sanjay Chandragiri, MD
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Our residents say
"I chose The Wright Center because of its commitment to serving the underserved in the changing healthcare climate. My program positions me perfectly to address the needs in my community."
"At The Wright Center, I can strike a balance between work and family life. I feel I have become part of the community."
"I like the big city/small town feel of The Wright Center's program and the diversity of practice locations."
"I chose The Wright Center because of its small-town program and community-focused environment. I'm excited to be somewhere I can make a difference."