College of Medicine to offer psychiatry residency program

FAU now has a total of four residency programs within the medical school.


The College of Medicine will be offering a psychiatry residency program to 16 students starting August 2018. Joe Pye | News Editor

Benjamin Paley, Contributing Writer

The Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine will soon launch a four-year residency program in psychiatry in August 2018, becoming the fourth residency program offered by the school.

According to an FAU news release, the program will partner with FAU’s College of Medicine Graduate Medical Education Consortium and will be based at three hospitals: Tenet HealthCare system’s Delray Medical Center, which will be the program’s primary site, South County Mental Health Center in Delray Beach and Boca Raton Regional Hospital.

The program will welcome 16 residents through the National Resident Matching Program on August 1, 2018. Over the course of the program, participants will learn from a curriculum that includes clinical neuroscience, psychotherapy, psychopathology and somatic therapies.

According to Phillip Boiselle, the dean of the College of Medicine, the program will help increase the number of psychiatrists in the medical field to meet the increased demand for psychiatric services.

“Working in concert with our outstanding hospital partners in our Graduate Medical Education Consortium we are committed to providing a strong health care delivery system in this region,” Boiselle said in the release.

FAU now has a total of four residency programs, including internal medicine, general surgery and emergency medicine.

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