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 Residency Programs 

Henry Ford Health System-Psychiatry Residency Program:
One of seven Residency Programs in Michigan (see below)

Residency Programs in Psychiatry: The Training Experience
Post-graduate education in psychiatry begins after a physician completes his or her medical training and has earned either an MD (Medical Doctor) or DO (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine) degree.  It consists of four years of residency training of which at least 36 months are in psychiatry. Residency programs provide experiences in general medical care (at least four months in internal medicine, family medicine and/or pediatrics) and neurology (at least two months), in addition to time in psychiatry.  Although the patterns of rotations differ from one program to another, they all share a focus on the clinical care of patients with both psychiatric and general medical illnesses.  All psychiatric residencies include training in a variety of psychotherapies.

Post-Graduate Year One (PG-1)
The first post graduate year usually consists of four months of internal medicine, pediatrics, family medicine, or some combination thereof, plus two months of neurology. The remaining six months vary from program to program and may consist of time on psychiatry services (such as Emergency Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry, etc.) or additional experience in primary care.

Post-Graduate Year Two (PG-2) and Post-Graduate Year Three (PG-3)
These years include rotations on an inpatient service (6-16 months), with full and partial hospitalization, emergency department and/or walk-in or crisis clinic coverage, and ambulatory services. These experiences are complemented by didactic and participatory seminars, as well as case supervision. Introductory experiences in public health/community psychiatry, child psychiatry, forensic psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, and consultation/liaison psychiatry are also usually included in PG-2 and 3.

Post-Graduate Year Four (PG-4)
The final year of psychiatry residency training (PG-4) generally offers opportunities for electives. Residents may choose to focus on special clinical and/or research experiences within the field of psychiatry. 

Following Psychiatric Residency, some psychiatrists elect to complete a fellowship for a one-year period, in a subspecialty area, such as Addiction Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (two-year program), Forensic Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry, or Psychosomatic Medicine.

Michigan is Home to Eight Psychiatric residency programs:

Detroit Wayne County Community Health Authority-MSU
Jed Magen, DO, MS, Chairperson
Department of Psychiatry
Michigan State University
A-222 East Fee Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824

Henry Ford Health System
Deepak Prabhakar, MD, MPH, Psychiatry Residency Program Director
Behavioral Health Services
Henry Ford Health System
One Ford Place-1C
Detroit, MI  48202

Michigan State University Psychiatric Program
Jed Magen, DO, MS, Chairperson
Department of Psychiatry
Michigan State University
A-222 East Fee Hall
East Lansing, MI 48824

Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services Psychiatry Residency Program
William Sanders, DO, Program Director
Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services
300 68th St SE
Grand Rapids, MI
William Cardasis, MD, Program Director
Graduate Medical Education - Psychiatry
36475 Five Mile Road,
Livonia, MI 48154

University of Michigan Psychiatric Program
Michael Jibson, MD, PhD
Director of Residency Education
Department of Psychiatry
University of Michigan
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-0118

Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center Psychiatry Programs
Richard Balon, MD
epartment of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences
2751 E. Jefferson
Suite 400
Detroit, MI 48207

Western Michigan University School of Medicine - Psychiatry
Robert Strung, MD, Psychiatry Program Director
Department of Psychiatry
1717 Shaffer Street Suite 010
Kalamazoo, MI 49048


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