Welcome From the Program Director
Welcome to the UCF COM/HCA GME Consortium Psychiatry Residency Program of Greater Orlando!
Our mission is to equip residents with necessary knowledge, skills and expertise to practice Psychiatry in the 21st century. We want to seek residents who will emphasize humane application of scientific knowledge, pursue lifelong self-directed learning, utilize efficacious and cost-effective treatments for patients, respond to the needs of individuals and the community, and adhere to the highest standards of academic excellence and professional ethics.
Our program provides outstanding clinical training sites combined with comprehensive didactics and active learning methodologies covering the entire spectrum of Psychiatry, from neuroscience and psychopharmacology to the art and practice of psychotherapy.
Residents will do their clinical training at three main hospitals including Osceola Regional Medical Center in Kissimmee, Orlando VA Medical Center and Nemours Children's Hospital in Lake Nona. Multidisciplinary treatment team settings at Osceola Regional and Orlando VA will allow residents opportunity to work with psychologists, social workers, nurses, pharmacists, medical students and other staff dedicated to patient care in addition to psychiatry supervisors.
Didactics are conducted on Tuesday afternoons from 12-5 PM for all 4 years of residents. The 12-1 hour is reserved for monthly Grand Rounds and all resident meetings. PGY1 and 2 residents participate in the Junior Didactic series which include 2 hours of psychotherapy and 2 hours of DSM-5 diagnoses/pharmacological management. PGY3 and 4 residents participate in the Senior Didactic series which includes 2 hours of psychotherapy and 2 hours of advanced lectures on diagnoses, clinical presentations, pharmacology and other special topics. The Junior didactic curriculum is organized and delivered predominantly by the Orlando VA faculty. The Senior didactic curriculum is organized and presented by the Osceola/Nemours and volunteer faculty. Journal club, Resident as teacher workshops, Quality improvement and Wellness topics are integrated within the didactic curriculum.
Each resident will also participate in Patient Safety and Quality Improvement project throughout their training. In light of the increasing burnout and stress that is common in postgraduate medical training, we have placed special emphasis on wellness and meaningful resident connections in our program.
We appreciate your interest in our program and look forward to receiving your application. In the meantime, if you have any questions about our program, please feel free to contact us.
Anuja Mehta, MD Program Director, General Psychiatry