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Chief Residentís Message

Thank you for taking the time to visit our website. Psychiatry is a rapidly advancing field that offers great opportunities, and the Creighton-Nebraska Psychiatry Residency Program makes an excellent choice for those joining the field. The Creighton-Nebraska program has offered me quality supervision, teaching, and the ability to pursue individual interests over my four years of training here.

There are over 30 full-time faculty members, along with many other adjunct faculty, in our program. The faculty is extremely approachable and dedicated to teaching. We have a number of sub-specialists in areas such as Geriatric Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry, and Addiction Psychiatry. Other faculty have specialized practices in areas such as womenís issues, consultation-liaison, adult attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, psychodynamic therapy, telemedicine, and research in a variety of areas. With such diverse faculty and training locations, residents are able to find mentors and excel in the pursuit of their own unique interests.

In addition to daily clinical teaching and individual supervision, each Wednesday is dedicated to education. We start the day with a resident presentation on a clinical case, journal article or new pharmacology. We then have a grand rounds presentation by a faculty member or a outside guest speaker. Residents have lunch together after grand rounds along with a weekly PRO (Psychiatry Residents Organization) meeting. This is a great time to socialize, make announcements, and plan outside activities. Next, we split into separate classes for afternoon didactics on psychotherapy and other psychiatry topics. The third year residents have additional time to review difficult outpatient cases with a small group of colleagues. Finally, residents are free of all service responsibilities during these education times while the attending physicians cover the patient care.

Residents are assigned to a variety of training sites with diverse patient populations. In addition, if residents have an interest in a specific population, they can design a specialty continuity clinic. Past residents have had continuity clinics in geriatrics, womenís mental health, college mental health, Hispanic mental health, and clinical research. The fourth year of residency provides each resident with nine months dedicated to elective time. The program allows residents to create their own electives if one is not already offered, too.

I reflect back on my time in the Creighton-Nebraska Psychiatry Residency Program with satisfaction and pride. I have been trained by an outstanding faculty, which has enhanced my learning through a well-rounded curriculum and supportive opportunities for individual academic pursuits. Please, come and take a look at our program. You will find a program dedicated to a superior education and residents pleased with their choice.