Graduate Medical Education

Psychiatry Residency

Psychiatry

St. Luke’s Psychiatry residency provides a structured 4 year clinical educational experience to prepare residents to practice as independent psychiatrists. Some highlights include:

  1. Diversity in faculty and their experiences and also diversity in clinical settings and the curriculum.
  2. Our goal is for graduates to be able to practice independently in any specialty, in the community or in academics. They will be equipped to provide evidenced based psychiatric care.
  3. We want to “grow our own” and retain our talent.
  4. Exposure to Extended Acute Care, ECT, TMS and tele-psychiatry.
  5. All faculty has an academic affiliation through Temple University Lewis Katz School of Medicine as St Luke’s University Hospital is a regional clinical campus.
  6. Access to a dedicated research department and faculty for support of clinical research interests .

As a resident, you will be directly involved in the treatment planning of YOUR patients. Here, in addition to your clinical duties, you will have the opportunity to participate in educational conferences, research projects beginning in PGY 1 and the training of other residents and medical students.

We are affiliated with Psychological Associates of Bethlehem so you will have exemplary supervision and training in all disciplines of psychotherapy. In addition to your own clinic you will have the opportunity to practice integrated psychiatry in a primary care FQHC. In those settings, you will gain an appreciation of the multidisciplinary approach of collaborative care.

Our program focuses on teaching residents the fundamentals of psychiatry and the pharmacologic and therapeutic management of psychiatric illnesses. With over 150 inpatient adult and older adult beds in the network, you will be exposed to various pathologies, co-morbid medical and neurological illnesses, personality disorders and substance use.

Because excellent patient care involves so much more than writing progress notes, you will learn the best clinical practices to improve outcomes and safety, as well as the importance of psychosocial supports and follow up.