Department of Psychiatry
Penn Behavioral Health

Residency Training Program

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Residency Steering Committee

Guiding Priniciples

The Residency Steering Committee (RSC) is the recognized body of faculty and residents charged with overseeing the educational and administrative functions of the Office of Education with respect to the Psychiatry Residency Program. The following statement stipulates the membership, functions and meeting schedule of the RSC.


The Residency Steering Committee shall be comprised of the following individuals:

  1. Residency Program Director
  2. Co Residency Program Director
  3. Education Administrator
  4. Chief Residents
  5. Service Chief of HUP (or his/her designee)
  6. Service Chief of VAMC (or his/her designee)
  7. Service Chief of PAH (or his/her designee)
  8. Four faculty members (appointed by the Residency Program Director)
  9. Three resident representatives, one from each of the PGY 1 – 3 classes (elected by their respective classes)


The Residency Steering Committee is charged with the following responsibilities:

  1. To review and set educational policies for the Residency Program, including requirements for each year of training and for completion of the program
  2. To review curricular goals and objectives of all didactics and clinical rotations
  3. To assure compliance of the program with ACGME requirements
  4. To review individual resident progress toward graduation
  5. To discuss matters of concern raised by faculty or residents regarding the quality of education and the teaching/learning environment for residents

Meeting Schedule

The Residency Steering Committee shall meet on the third Monday of every month. Meetings designated for reviewing residents' progress will include only faculty members. All other meetings shall be open to full membership unless there is an overriding reason to the contrary.

Please click here for the 2012-2013 schedule of the Commitee.

Minutes of each meeting shall be recorded by the Education Administrator. The agenda for each meeting shall be set by the Program Director and the Assistant Program Director with input from the entire body.