Psychiatry Residency Program Philosophy
Over the past five decades, the Psychiatry Residency Program at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center has provided excellent opportunities for our residents to acquire evidence-based contemporary clinical skills and a solid foundation of knowledge for life-long professional development.
Beyond the fundamental goals of training highly skilled, caring and ethical psychiatrists, our educational philosophy genuinely considers an integrated, biopsychosocial model the cornerstone of understanding and treating patients.
A strong sense of responsibility is fostered in a variety of clinical settings with supervision by experienced and enthusiastic full-time faculty. The clinical rotations are complemented by daily organized lectures, seminars and clinical conferences addressing the rapidly expanding body of information in modern Psychiatry.
Our Psychiatry Residency Program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and meets all of the requirements for our graduates to be eligible for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN).
Specific learning objectives are outlined for each level of training and are included in our Residency Program Manual. In general, the objectives outline a progression of skills, attributes and knowledge from which each resident can develop a secure professional identity. Beyond the important framework of study provided by the accreditation guidelines and learning objectives, we also encourage our residents to actively develop individual interests.