Department of Psychiatry
Penn Behavioral Health

Residency Training Program

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Program Structure

The residency curriculum has been carefully designed to provide residents with a well-balanced training program emphasizing mentored individual development in the context of a wide-ranging and richly varied educational and training experience. Group cohesion among our diverse and talented residency group is highly valued, and usually noted by our residents as a crucial factor in their professional satisfaction.

The core of the training program includes experience in inpatient, consultation/liaison, and ambulatory psychiatry at the nation's finest health system, as well as extensive experience in outpatient psychotherapy, psychopharmacology, and combination treatment. Specialized training in psychodynamic, cognitive, behavioral, group, marital, and family therapies is a critical part of the educational mission. Penn's traditional strengths in community psychiatry, clinical and research psychopharmacology, neuropsychiatry, psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy and geriatric psychiatry are augmented by close relationships with the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, the Veterans Administration Medical Center and two community mental health centers.

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