Training Directorís Message
William H. Roccaforte, M.D., Residency Training Director, Associate Professor
Thank you for your interest in the Creighton-Nebraska Psychiatry Residency Program!
One of the unique features of our program is that it is sponsored by two departments of psychiatry Ė Creighton University Medical Center and the University of Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha, Nebraska. Drawing from the resources of these two academic partners ensures substantial flexibility in meeting the needs of our residentsí training and preparation for their career in psychiatry. Fully accredited training is offered in General Psychiatry as well as Fellowships in Geriatric, Child & Adolescent, and Addictions Psychiatry.
Our program offers a balanced clinical and didactic curriculum emphasizing the integration of biological, psychological and social facets of patient care. Moreover, this training is carried out in a full array of academic, public and private hospitals and clinic settings. Residents have protected time to attend required educational activities including case conferences, journal clubs, Grand Rounds, and didactic courses. We encourage residents to participate in extramural educational activities including financially supporting each residentís attendance at one national conference.
Since the program is affiliated with two medical schools the opportunity to teach medical students in clinical and classroom settings is tremendous. There are multiple resources from both schools for residents to learn teaching techniques, from the very basic principles to quite sophisticated concepts.
Both the Creighton and Nebraska Psychiatry faculties offer an abundance of research opportunities for our residents. In the past three years residents have co-authored over twenty articles and presentations at regional and national meetings and have also won many national and even international awards.
A notable strength of the program is the camaraderie of our residents. This is promoted in several ways including the active involvement of the residents in the Match process, weekly meetings of their Psychiatric Residents Organization, participation in the annual Resident Retreat and representation on the programís Residency Training Committee. The faculty and administration actively seek out feedback from the residents about all facets of the training program.
Omaha is a wonderful place to live, work, and play. It is small enough to be friendly and affordable, yet large enough to offer cultural enrichment and diversity.
We are delighted that you are interested in the field of psychiatry and want to learn more about our training program. I hope that you find our website to be informative and helpful. If you should have any questions, please donít hesitate to contact us.