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.

Join Us for Your Psychiatry Residency

As a psychiatry resident at Penn Highlands, you'll be gaining invaluable on-the-job experience, learning from our talented attending physicians, and building your clinical skills.

Penn Highlands DuBois East Campus Behavioral Health Hospital

Patients with behavioral health needs are critically underserved in Northwest/Central Pennsylvania and beyond. To address this need in the region, the expansion of the current facility at Penn Highlands DuBois East will create a 126-bed campus providing a comprehensive continuum of behavioral health services. The campus will feature a new walk-in urgent care center specific to behavioral health issues, outpatient behavioral health services, a Child/Adolescent Behavioral Health Unit, Adult Behavioral Health units and a new dual diagnosis unit for patients who need behavioral health services as well as drug and alcohol detox and rehabilitation a critically-needed service for our region.

The Behavioral Health Campus Will Feature:

  • A new walk-in urgent care center specific to behavioral health issues
  • Outpatient behavioral health services
  • An expanded Child/Adolescent Behavioral Health Unit
  • New Adult Behavioral Health units
  • A new dual diagnosis unit for patients who need behavioral health services as well as drug and alcohol detox and rehabilitation
  • A psychiatric medicine residency program

Why Choose Central Pennsylvania For Your Psychiatry Residency?

In our area, which is just a little over an hour from Pittsburgh, you can enjoy the beauty and outdoor activities of the four seasons in the Pennsylvania Wilds. We have a low cost of living, low crime rate, and excellent public schools. But we're close enough to the city that you can easily travel to enjoy professional sports, concerts, or the theater.

Psychiatry Residency Program

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