Michael J. Vergare, MD
Professor & Chair,
Department of Psychiatry
& Human Behavior
General Adult Psychiatry Residency
As a major academic medical center in the heart of Philadelphia and home to one of the nation’s top-ranked medical schools, Jefferson provides clinical training in psychiatry that is fully integrated with the rest of medicine. Our four-year residency is a well-established clinical and academic program that provides highly individualized training for physicians who intend to specialize in psychiatry and work with patients. Each year, our program accepts seven residents. Each resident is a member of a seminar-size class, so interactive learning and individual instruction and mentoring are provided. Intensive individual supervision, exposure to the wide subspecialty areas in our field, and longitudinal mentoring over the training years help each resident to determine particular interests, talents, and career direction.
Jefferson provides training in a full breadth of subspecialties including addiction, adult crisis, family and couples therapy, sex therapy, forensics, geriatrics, in-patient adult, pain management, psychosomatic medicine and sleep medicine. In addition, we offer well-developed programs in cognitive behavior therapy, group therapy, and prospective bariatric surgery patient assessment.
We enjoy a collegial atmosphere in which formal training, informal mentoring, regular discussion groups on medical career development, and lively social activities provide residents with an environment rich in learning, professional guidance and enjoyable camaraderie. As our residents master the specialty knowledge base and hone their clinical skills, they also learn the value of professional relationships in sharing the satisfactions, doubts, and stress of clinical work with trusted colleagues.
We appreciate your interest in Jefferson’s Psychiatry and Human Behavior Residency Program. We invite you to explore this website and learn more about the professional opportunities we offer.
Michael J. Vergare, MD
Mitchell J. Cohen, MD
Vice Chair for Psychiatric Education
Kenneth Certa, MD
Director, Residency Program
833 Chestnut Street East, Suite 210
Philadelphia, PA 19107
We participated in the National Residency Match Program and utilize the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).
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