Welcome to our Psychiatry Residency Program web page! We are excited and glad that you are interested in our program.
The Greenville Health System/University of South Carolina Psychiatry Residency Program is a four-year training program that accepts four residents per year. The Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Residency Review Committee (RRC) granted initial accreditation for two years to begin July 1, 2013. Our next review will be in October 2015.
A primary mission of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at the Greenville Health System is excellence in the training of psychiatric residents. In pursuit of this goal, our efforts are focused on ensuring that each resident gets what he or she needs to practice competent, state-of-the-art modern psychiatry after graduation. Specifically, psychiatry residents will have the knowledge, skills, and attitudes that ensure competence in the six Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education General Competencies: patient care, medical knowledge, interpersonal and communication skills, practice-based learning and improvement, professionalism, and systems-based care. Additionally psychiatry residents will also be competent in five psychotherapies: psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, supportive, brief, and combined psychotherapy & psychopharmacology.
A major goal of the residency program is to graduate psychiatrists who:
• have mature judgment,
• extensive knowledge about diagnosis, etiology, and treatment of all psychiatric disorders and common neurological disorders seen in adults,
• are competent to render effective professional care to patients and families,
• are familiar with current literature,
• aware of personal limitations,
• recognize the necessity of continuing their development throughout their professional careers, and
• are personally invested in the life-long learning process.
Research is strongly encouraged and supported.
Our goal is to ensure that the graduating resident has sufficient knowledge and skill to evaluate, diagnose, and treat adults and their families either in individual practice, or by leadership of the treatment team. The graduate will critically evaluate the expanding literature on developing biological, psychological, family and social treatments; and adapt their practice to reflect growth of the field.
Clinically oriented teaching is stressed throughout the program. The program promotes versatility in the resident while preserving in-depth understanding of the field. This is accomplished by having the psychiatry resident function in many settings concurrently such as outpatient clinics, inpatient services, triage, consultation services, and community-based programs. Psychiatry residents perform a variety of therapies including short- and long-term therapies, individual, behavioral therapies, pharmacological, and crisis intervention.
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