General Adult Psychiatry Residency


  • Center City Campus
  • Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Degree Earned

  • Residency

Program Type

  • On Campus

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Position: Residency Program Director
  • Associate Director, Residency Training
  • Associate Professor, Departments of Psychiatry & Human Behavior; Neurosciences
Position: Psychiatric Education
  • Associate Director, Residency Program
  • Clinical Assistant Professor

Program Information

Name: Hillary Beach
Position: Coordinator, Residency Program

33 S. Ninth Street
Suite 210
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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Supervised practice across a diverse array of settings and clinical experiences prepares residents for independent practice in any clinical setting. Our plan of clinical rotations is dynamic and has been designed to optimize residency education. We evaluate and adapt our curriculum in an ongoing way based on resident ideas and feedback.

Didactic Training

The program devotes half a day each week to protected didactic time. All four classes participate in protected didactics, allowing for a truly longitudinal curriculum. The protected time starts with Grand Rounds, held every Wednesday at 11:00 AM. These interdisciplinary sessions include local, regional, and national speakers on a wide range of clinical and research topics.  

Grand Rounds is typically followed by a Program Director meeting, conference, or interest group meeting. The remainder of the afternoon consists of four hours of lectures tailored to residents’ level of training. First- and second-year residents focus on core psychiatric concepts. The third year is devoted to key concepts in outpatient care, including psychopharmacology, psychodynamic therapy, and behavioral therapies (CBT, DBT, and ACT). Fourth-year residents concentrate on advanced topics and transition to practice.

Call & Vacation

Residents take call during the PGY1-3 years at Jefferson.

As a PGY1, residents complete a total of 5-6 weeks of Night Float, with weekend call sprinkled throughout their Psychiatry and Neurology rotations. PGY1s cover the Emergency Department and inpatient unit, and are always supported by a Senior Resident (PGY2 or PGY3).

PGY2 and PGY3 residents divide weeknight call, covering the Consult Service and providing teaching backup to the PGY1. PGY2s also take sprinkled weekend calls, while PGY3s have no weekend call. We also have a “Backup” system in place to support residents who are acutely unable to take call due to illness. By the PGY4 year, residents take no call.

PGY1 residents have three scheduled weeks of vacation throughout the year, in addition to a 10-day period of time off between PGY1 and PGY2 years. PGY2-4 resident have 4 weeks of vacation.

In addition to vacation time, all residents (PGY1-4) participate in a “holiday block” at the end of December, which offers more flexible scheduling during this time.

Conference time is also available, with funding for residents who are presenting. 

Inpatient Medicine at TJUH or Pediatrics at AIDHC 3 Months
Emergency Medicine at TJUH 1 Month
Neurology at TJUH 2 Months
Inpatient Adult Psychiatry at TJUH 3-4 Months
Inpatient Psychiatry at Jefferson Abington Hospital                      1 Month
Emergency Psychiatry at Einstein Medical Center CRC 1 Month
Night Float 5-6 Weeks

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at Belmont Hospital 2 Months
Inpatient Adult Psychiatry "Senior Resident" at TJUH
1 Month
Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry at TJUH
3 Months
Emergency Psychiatry at TJUH 1 Month
Inpatient Adult Psychiatry at Jefferson Abington Hospital 1-2 Months
Inpatient Adult Psychiatry at Bryn Mawr Hospital 1-2 Months
Elective 1 Month

Outpatient Psychiatry 12 Months
Psychopharmacology and Therapy at TJUH                                        80%
Community Mental Health at COMHAR, NET, or Wilmington VA 20%

Psychopharmacology and Therapy at TJUH                                       60%
Electives 40%