Adult Psychiatry Residency
Welcome from the Department of Psychiatry Residency Training Program
Thank you for your interest in the General Psychiatry Residency Program at Oregon Health and Science University. With the national dialogue regarding changing models of health care delivery and a shift towards integrated care, we believe we have exciting opportunities to share with you here at OHSU.
Our residents are well supervised and supported, see a diverse mix of patients and diagnoses, and work with incredible colleagues. They have many opportunities individually and with others to reflect on and influence their training experiences, and all this, while living in a beautiful, vibrant city.
Our first two years of training focus on acute care in various hospital settings. We offer rotations in inpatient psychiatry as well as in thriving consultation/liaison services in both university and VA settings. In addition, our residents are trained in Oregon's State Hospital system.
Our residents begin seeing outpatients during the second year of training while the third year of training is devoted exclusively to outpatient psychiatry and subspecialty experiences. Our residents are afforded a truly balanced training experience with didactic emphasis on both psychotherapy and neurobiological aspects of psychiatry. We have training in supportive, psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral psychotherapies, as well as couples and family. All of these experiences are bolstered by our ties to the Oregon Psychoanalytic Institute and its faculty.
In addition, we have long been a program with both community and cross-cultural focus and are proud to offer solid training experiences in biopsychosocial aspects of mental health care delivery to these populations. The Public Psychiatry Training Program offers unique community-based exposure to clinical and administrative aspects of psychiatric care and further offers opportunities to study research approaches to the delivery of mental health services. And our Intercultural Psychiatric Program is the largest of its kind in the United States, with nationally recognized clinical educators caring for refugees who have experienced war trauma and torture.
Training in integrated care delivery models has also been a strength and continues to be a unique offering here at OHSU.Our residents have clinical rotation opportunities in which they collaborate with primary care clinic providers refining mental health treatment approaches to an outpatient primary care clinic population.And our residents can even participate in a fully integrated care delivery model in which the resident provides both primary and mental health services to chronically mentally ill patients with the support and supervision of a skilled internist and psychiatrist.
We offer research experiences in many neuroscience and clinical areas including clinical psychiatry, imaging, basic neuroscience, and health services.
Our graduates are accepted into fellowships in all subspecialties, become faculty members of medical schools around the country and practice in a multitude of private and public settings.
We hope that you consider our program and visit us if you have the opportunity.
Mark Kinzie, MD, PhD, Program Director
Kristen Dunaway, MD, Associate Program Director, VA Medical Center
Anne Gross, MD, Associate Program Director, OHSU