Psychiatry Residency Program Research and Teaching Opportunities
Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center is a major teaching affiliate of the University of Arizona College of Medicine's Phoenix Campus.
Our residents routinely interact with medical students in several settings during the students’ required third-year clerkship and third and fourth-year elective experiences in Psychiatry, providing ample opportunities to teach.
Shared clinical responsibilities and our active Consultation-Liaison/Emergency Psychiatry Service provide mutually educational experiences with residents and students from the other training programs.
Our senior residents are also involved in teaching “primary care psychiatry” to Family Practice, Internal Medicine, OB/GYN and other residents trained at Banner Good Samaritan and its teaching affiliates.
More recent research activities have included a variety of clinical medication trials, interdisciplinary Quality Improvement and Patient Safety studies through the Department of Medical Education and Research, and collaborative neuroscientific projects in affiliation with our Banner Alzheimer's Institute and Memory Disorders Clinic. Our residents also participate in the annual citywide Academic Excellence Day each Spring, presenting scholarly papers and posters.
The department makes every effort to help underwrite expenses when a resident presents a research paper or poster at an educational conference.