At WMed, we are committed to providing a four-year curriculum in our Psychiatry Residency Program that prepares you to be an excellent psychiatrist who is well-prepared and focused on providing care that is patient-centered. Our curriculum offers a broad range of experiences aimed at fostering your success.


Blocks Rotation
6 Inpatient Psychiatry (Including 1 block of Geriatrics)
2 Neurology
4 Primary Care
1 Collaborative Care


Blocks Rotation
4 Inpatient Psychiatry (Including 1 block of Geriatrics)
2 Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
1 Addiction Psychiatry
4 Consultation/Liaison
2 Emergency Psychiatry


Blocks Rotation
13 Outpatient Psychiatry


Blocks Rotation
2 Inpatient Psychiatry
2 Senior Resident Consultation/Liaison
1 Senior Resident Addiction Psychiatry
8 Electives

Your fourth year of residency is designed to prepare you for your transition to practice. You will do rotations in the core clinical areas of Inpatient, Consultation-Liaison, and Addiction Psychiatry. You also are given considerable autonomy on these rotations and are often assigned to work with residents and/or medical students. There are seven months of electives, which include: 

  • Kalamazoo Psychiatric Hospital
  • ECT
  • Sleep Health
  • Assertive Community Treatment
  • Teaching
  • Research, and Forensic Psychiatry
  • Neuropsychiatry
  • Ethics
  • Palliative Care 

Throughout the year, senior residents continue to see a reduced caseload of patients in the Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic, which affords the opportunity to follow selected patients longitudinally for as long as two years.




We have a rich assortment of case-based conferences and discussion groups. Some are multi-disciplinary to enhance your knowledge and sharpen your clinical skills.

Conference Schedule


Inpatient Complex Case Conference (weekly): Residents take turns presenting cases they’ve worked up and a faculty member leads a discussion with residents and students about the presentation, assessment and treatment.


Psychiatry Grand Rounds (first Wednesday of the month): Faculty, senior residents, and outside guest speakers do presentations on a variety of topics for a multi-disciplinary audience.

Psychiatry Journal Club (second Wednesday of the month): Residents take turns presenting a summary of a journal article of their choosing followed by a discussion among residents, faculty, and medical students. The discussion includes an assessment of research design and methodology.

Psychiatry Clinical Case Conference (third Tuesday of the month): Residents and faculty do formal presentations of interesting and challenging cases followed by a multi-disciplinary discussion among audience participants.