Training Tomorrow’s Psychiatry Physicians

The Psychiatry Residency Program here at Penn Highlands is designed to train competent, well-rounded, empathic physicians with a desire to practice evidence-based Psychiatry with integrity and excellence. We have a strong emphasis on both biologic psychiatry and psychopharmacology as well as the principles and practice of psychotherapy. As part of hospital system in Rural Pennsylvania, our program emphasizes Clinical and Community Psychiatry, but also values and promotes research and scholarly activity. Our dedicated faculty members actively participate in clinical rotations as well as didactics.

It is a great honor to help educate and train the next generation of Psychiatrists, and we look forward to the continued growth and success of this program. The information below provides and overview of our program, information regarding our department, and more detailed information about our rotation and didactics curriculums.
Thank you for your interest in our program!

Benjamen Gangewere DO
Program Director

Psychiatry Residency Program

Here at Penn Highlands our Psychiatry Residency Program is ACGME accredited and offers a wide variety of educational experiences. We offer specialized inpatient and outpatient programs for children and adolescents, adults and for the geriatric population. Exciting new educational experiences include neuromodulation are also in development.

We see patients from a diverse population with varied diagnoses. In addition to our own scholarly activity within our hospital system, our Psychiatry Residency Program is supported by LECOMT, The Lake Erie Consortium for Osteopathic Medical Training, which provides access to educational modules, library resources, and board preparation tools. Penn Highlands is also HRS approved.

How does the Residency Program Work?

Penn Highlands Psychiatry Residency Program is a four year program. Each year we will be accepting four new Psychiatry Residents for a full complement of 16 residents. Residents will be working one-to-one with an attending physician on each rotation to evaluate and formulate treatment plans for observed patients. Penn Highlands offers a variety of settings for the inpatient and outpatient care of behavioral health patients for a well rounded and robust rotation experience.


  • 6 blocks Inpatient Psychiatry
  • 2 blocks Neurology
  • 2 blocks Internal Medicine
  • 2 blocks Emergency Medicine or Primary Care


  • 2 blocks Child/Adolescent Psychiatry
  • 2 blocks VA Community Psychiatry
  • 2 blocks Partial Hospitalization/IOP
  • 2 blocks Consult/Liaison Psychiatry
  • 1 block Geriatric Psychiatry
  • 1 block Addiction Psychiatry
  • 3 blocks Emergency Psychiatry


  • Outpatient


  • Customized

Apply for the Psychiatry Residency Program

Candidates can apply through the Electronic Residency Application Service, ERAS. All positions must be filled through the match. Candidates will be considered for the program if they are recent medical school graduates within two years or less of upcoming PGY-1 academic year.

Contact us if you have any questions.

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