ACGME-Accredited Adult Psychiatry Residency Program

Adult Psychiatry Team

University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center’s Adult Psychiatry Residency Program offers a strong foundation, mentoring and the best possible learning experience in all areas of psychiatry. Our strong fellowship programs support our residents as they explore the many sub-specialties of psychiatry.

Each year we accept nine residents into our four-year psychiatry residency program, enough for you to feel like a part of a larger group but small enough to stand out as an individual. We seek out candidates who are well-rounded, passionate, and resilient – qualities we consider indicative of one’s future as a psychiatrist, both as a practitioner and field-leader.

Education & Training Excellence for Adult Psychiatry

Our psychiatry residency program is structured to provide tomorrow’s psychiatrists with the skills needed to navigate this country’s increasingly complex health care system, including:

  • Didactic programming
  • Diverse and intensive clinical schedules
  • Mentoring
  • Scholarly projects, inclusive of quality improvement
  • Health Systems Science, completed annually

The first year of training is focused on developing core competencies in medicine, neurology and psychiatry. The second year continues to develop these competencies and allows residents to utilize acquired skills in a variety of settings, such as:

  • Addiction treatment centers
  • Inpatient child psychiatric unit
  • Psychiatric emergency room

While the first two years of training are primarily focused on the biological perspective of psychiatry, the latter two years integrate a firm grounding in psychotherapy. In their third year, residents begin outpatient clinics, functioning as both prescribers and therapists. We provide senior residents latitude and flexibility to spend additional time in areas of their choosing for clinical, academic or research. There are approximately three hours per week of one-on-one attending supervision across the third and fourth training years.

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Comprehensive Didactic Curriculum

We have an extensive didactic curriculum across all four years with protected time on Wednesday (first through fourth years) and Friday (third and fourth years) mornings. We attempt to incorporate adult learning styles into our teaching and include experiential components inclusive of community field trips. Our curriculum is designed to provide core competencies in all of the necessary areas of psychiatry, and the basics of neurology and internal medicine. Our didactics also strive to help residents develop vital skills in the following areas:

  • Conflict management
  • Collaboration
  • Leadership
  • Sociocultural competence
  • Teaching

Learn more about University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center Resident Salary and Benefits.

Residency Contact Information

Cathleen Cerny-Suelzer, MD
Training Director, Adult Psychiatry Residency

Melvyna Williams
Residency Coordinator
Phone: 216-844-4960

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