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Program Goals

Program Goals

Commitment to the poor and vulnerable:

  • Graduate residents who consistently advocate for vulnerable populations at individual and group levels
  • Demonstrate accountability to the profession in working to reduce social and healthcare disparities in our community
  • Demonstrate resident and faculty participation in local or regional professional communities

Focus on development as a clinician educator:

  • Graduate residents who pursue clinician focused jobs, with teaching components, to educate patients, other providers, and the broader community and who are committed to the pursuit of lifelong learning
  • Graduate residents who recognize and assume the role of a teacher as inherent to the job of being a physician, whether that be in work with patients, or medical or inter-professional learners
  • Graduate residents who educate the broader community by disseminating their knowledge, skills and attitudes at workshops, posters, publications, committee, and through legislative advocacy/work
  • Graduate residents that take jobs in the settings in which they train, and develop new community-based programs to address the specific needs of our populations
  • Successfully match residents into fellowship training of their choosing
  • Graduate residents who are competent in managing a diverse set of clinical populations

Attention to the needs of our local and regional communities:

  • Graduate residents that ideally remain in our region, or go and work in other underserved settings

Focus on population based care:

  • Train residents in the rationale for, and practice of population-based care, with an emphasis in collaborative care as a clinical practice that embodies this as one of its core principles
  • Graduate residents who can disseminate this model of care to new practice sites


  • Develop psychiatrists that consider formal practice-based quality improvement critical to driving excellence in patient care, provider practice, and program optimization
  • Develop psychiatrists who have an attitude of humility and accountability, actively monitoring their own quality though outcome based tools
  • Graduate residents who consider performance improvement as necessary to lifelong learning and accountability to patents and our communities

Diversity, equity, and inclusion

  • Train residents who appreciate the importance of cultural humility in providing excellent clinical care
  • Grow a diverse community of physicians and staff
  • Create an inclusive culture
  • Address structural inequity


  • Graduate residents who can work in and develop collaborative care programs
  • Graduate residents who lead inter-professional, interdisciplinary consultation teams
  • Graduate residents committed to leveraging psychiatric specialty care in a population-based approach
  • Graduate residents who consider program development as vital to addressing the needs of local/regional services

Evidence based training

  • Graduate residents that competently use evidence-based care principles in patient care

Balanced training

  • Develop residents who see psychotherapy as inherent to the job of being a psychiatrist, and understand the value of teamwork and interprofessional relationships
  • Graduate residents who provide treatment that includes psychopharmacology, psychotherapy, outcome-based care, and social interventions
  • Graduate residents competent at working in and leading teams, and see team-based care as critical to stewardship of healthcare resources, and to good patient outcomes

Preparation for emerging healthcare models

  • Train residents for practice models of the future
  • Graduate residents who pursue work in emerging healthcare paradigms
  • Graduate residents who are conscientious stewards of healthcare resources, practicing cost-effective, high-value clinical care