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Mission, Goals, and Values


The core purpose of Psychiatry Residency Spokane (PRS) and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Spokane (CAPFS) is to train residents and fellows as clinician educators with a deep commitment to the poor and vulnerable.

PRS / CAPFS is committed to meeting the specific needs of our local and regional communities, designed to address the social and healthcare disparities that exist in Eastern Washington as well as the greater Pacific Northwest

Our training programs’ rotation structure is intentional and developmentally focused. We utilize a wide variety of community clinical settings to prepare residents for success in any career they pursue, be that as a generalist or in fellowship training; a career in academics or in private practice; as a hospitalist or ambulatory psychiatrist, in institutional settings or in profit-based models of care.

We are committed to evidence-based, balanced training. We believe that psychiatrists perform at their full potential by cultivating rich experiences in psychotherapy, psychopharmacology, social interventions, and interventional therapies.

We prepare residents and fellows to work in changing healthcare models. Areas of expertise include high-fidelity, population-based collaborative care in both urban and rural communities, rural telepsychiatry, specialty consultation and substance use disorder treatment. Quality improvement is at the heart of the work we do, both in program development and in faculty and resident performance improvement.

Recognizing the challenges inherent in residency training, we strive to provide residents with an environment to foster wellness. We work to cultivate a community within the program where everyone feels supported, is free to express themselves, and diversity is honored.