General Adult Psychiatry Residency
- Associate Director, Residency Training
- Associate Professor, Departments of Psychiatry & Human Behavior; Neurosciences
- Associate Director, Residency Program
- Clinical Assistant Professor
Welcome from Residency Program Director, Adrienne T. Gerken, MD
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. 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 range of subspecialties, including adult inpatient and crisis care, outpatient psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, substance use disorders, Consultation-Liaison psychiatry, women’s mental health, pain management, sleep medicine, and integrative medicine. Our residents receive robust training in psychotherapy, including psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), dialectical behavior therapy (DBT), and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT).
Our department has a collegial atmosphere with a central focus on education. In addition to clinical training, residents can expect weekly didactics tailored to their educational needs, informal mentorship, regular discussions related to career development, and lively social activities to build 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 & Human Behavior Residency Program. We invite you to explore this website and learn more about the professional opportunities we offer.
Psychiatry Resident Perspectives on Training at Jefferson