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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Objectives & Principles

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 strong clinical and academic program that provides highly individualized training for psychiatrists focused on clinical excellence and education. We help each resident explore and clarify career interests through individual supervision with a spectrum of supervisors, exposure to the wide subspecialty areas in our field, and longitudinal mentoring over the training years.

Jefferson residents graduate from our program with a significant and diverse range of clinical experience drawn from rotations on Jefferson’s campus and at other area hospitals and community health, counseling, addiction, and crisis centers. Our rotations serve to underscore our residents’ identities as physicians as their education in psychiatry progresses.

Beginning PGY-3, residents learn and provide office-based psychotherapy and psychopharmacology to individual patients from diverse backgrounds in a faculty-supervised setting. Residents are assigned caseloads that provide them with optimal learning experiences through the continuity of patient care during their third and fourth years of training. The demographics of the patients evaluated and treated by our residents represent a full spectrum of Philadelphia’s population, closely resembling the patient mix found in an outpatient ambulatory practice. Our patients come from many different backgrounds and represent diverse identities and life experiences. Our resident clinics accept both public and private insurance, and we consider it matter of justice and equity to provide high-quality care to all the diverse communities we serve.

Jefferson provides training in a full breadth of subspecialties, including substance use disorders, adult crisis, family and couples therapy, forensics, geriatrics, inpatient adult, pain management, psychosomatic medicine, and sleep medicine. In addition, we offer well-developed programs in cognitive behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and acceptance and commitment therapy.

One of the most distinguishing characteristics of Jefferson, however, is our collegial learning atmosphere. Here, 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 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 satisfaction and challenges 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.