Residency

Residency

General Information


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Contact Information

To contact the Residency Office, please call (502) 588-4865, or email psychres@louisville.edu.

In the Spotlight

Daniel Jackson, M.D.

Daniel Jackson, M.D., selected as APA’s 2015-2016 Jeanne Spurlock Congressional Fellow

Daniel Jackson, M.D., was been selected as APA’s 2015-2016 Jeanne Spurlock Congressional Fellow. Jackson is a third-year psychiatry resident at the University of Louisville. He is also an in-training delegate for the Kentucky Medical Association and serves as the Kentucky Psychiatric Medical Association’s representative for the University of Louisville. Learn More.

Overview

The University of Louisville General Psychiatry Residency Program is a dynamic program offering a broad array of closely supervised clinical experiences paired with talented faculty poised to provide our residents with the knowledge and skills to become outstanding board certified adult psychiatrists. Strongly invested in providing the depth and breadth of knowledge necessary to gain clinical excellence, our residents gain a extensive and in depth foundation in both pharmacologic and psychotherapeutic interventions.

Excellence in education is the core value to our General Psychiatry Residency Program. Whether in formal didactics, journal clubs, rounding, or curbside discussions, our commitment to learning is clear. Excellence in clinical supervision is the core of our program, and supplementary supervision is available when requested.

In 2007, a track system was instituted to provide additional structure and opportunity for those interested in academic or community psychiatry. Also, with a wide array of research actively taking place in the department, residents learn from those contributing knowledge on the cutting edge of psychiatry. As testament to the excellence of our faculty and residents, many regularly serve at the regional and national level in professional organizations, including the American Psychiatric Association. Because we highly value the benefits of professional networking, we encourage residents to attend national conferences, work with faculty on research projects and publishing, and participate in professional organization sponsored fellowship programs.

Our residents work and are supervised by full time faculty in psychiatric care in the academic clinical system, the private sector, the Veteran’s Administration system, the local community mental health system, and state hospital. Because of this diversity of training settings, we have been highly successful in training residents to gain the skill and expertise needed to work in any setting they choose.

With our strong commitment to educational excellence, paired with Southern and Midwestern hospitality and charm, the University of Louisville is an exciting place to train and call home.

Mission Statement

The University of Louisville Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences seeks to recruit outstanding students with a high sense of professionalism and compassion, a strong work ethic, intellectual curiosity, creativity and self reflectiveness.  Excellence in residency education is the department's priority.  Our goal is to graduate residents with outstanding clinical skills, knowledge and experience to advance the field of psychiatry and become leaders in the profession.

Contact Information

To contact the Residency Office, please call (502) 588-4865, or email psychres@louisville.edu.

Meet the Training Office

Robert Caudill, M.D.

Robert Caudill, M.D.

Training Director
Christy Castle-Greenwell

Christy Castle-Greenwell

Residency Program Coordinator

Email: psychres@louisville.edu
Phone:  (502) 588-4865

Barbara Fitzgerald, M.D.

Barbara Fitzgerald, M.D.

Associate Training Director
Miranda Sloan

Miranda Sloan

Fellowship Program Coordinator

Email:  Miranda.Sloan@louisville.edu
Phone: (502) 588-4424

Robert Caudill, M.D.

Message from the Director

We welcome your interest in the University of Louisville Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences residency program. Intellectual curiosity and interest in psychiatry and human behavior are characteristics we value in our residents. We consider these attributes to be among the building blocks for the development of future psychiatrists. We provide the field of medicine with physicians who will further the knowledge and understanding of the specialty of psychiatry. We recognize that personal and professional development is key to the process of psychiatric education.  We strive towards excellence in all spheres of education.

The University of Louisville seeks a balance in the educational opportunities available to residents. We are fortunate to offer a variety of clinical settings with diverse patient populations.  We have formal didactic sessions, journal clubs, case conferences, and a dedicated supervising faculty.  We hope to develop residents into outstanding psychiatrists with the foundation to become leaders in their chosen areas of interest. Each resident has different career interests and pursuits. We help our residents recognize their potential in these areas of interest and achieve their goals.

Residents are active members of our department. They serve on committees within the University and within our department. As such, residents are directly engaged in addressing the multiple issues faced in the changing field of medical education. University of Louisville residents have their own governing body, the Residency Association.  This group meets regularly and serves as an avenue for communication and advocacy within the program - as well as selecting call dates.  Residents are involved in the recruitment and selection of new residents. They also help develop and review curricula.  Resident driven projects are common.   From active research projects to telepsychiatry continuity clinics, we embrace change and new ideas as part of our commitment to provide excellence in education.

Environment is a major factor in any major life decision. Residency is no different. Louisville is a city that allows you to flourish beyond the academic environment.  It offers natural beauty (our park system was designed by the designer of Central Park in NYC), top quality cultural events (one of the nation's top regional theaters, a ballet and Broadway shows), college sporting events (and a minor league baseball team with a picturesque ballpark), museums, the zoo, great restaurants and fun neighborhoods.  Louisville is a wonderful place to call home.

Robert Caudill, M.D.
Director of Residency Education

Message from the Chair

This is the most exciting time in history to be in psychiatry, with amazing advances in our understanding of the brain's structure and function, and tremendous innovation in treatment. Our department's programs capture this excitement, combining information from the latest scientific advances with the best of our humanistic traditions. We continue to grow, with ongoing expansion of our education, clinical, and research programs. We are especially excited about our new special focus tracks in our residency program.

Education has long been the central priority for our faculty, and the success of our undergraduate program, recruiting twice the national average of students into careers in psychiatry for over two decades, and the residency and fellowships recruiting a full cadre of outstanding young colleagues year after year, proves it. Our residents are repeatedly recognized nationally by receiving competitively awarded travel fellowships and program awards.

As you look through these pages, our program's diversity and breadth will be apparent. But, of course, the only way to experience the excitement in our department is to come for a visit. We'll be glad to give you a warm Kentucky welcome!

David A. Casey, MD
Professor and Chair
Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences