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Psychiatry Residency Program

  • Training Sites

    Grady Memorial Hospital-As the largest hospital in the state of Georgia and the public hospital for the city of Atlanta, this is the main teaching affiliate for our residency training program. Grady provides research, treatment, and community outreach services for adults, with a wide variety of chronic and severe mental illnesses in Fulton and DeKalb counties.  Grady provides a full continuum of adult behavioral health services including: inpatient unit, Crisis Service Center, Assertive Community Treatment Teams, Psychosocial Rehabilitation, Peer Support, Case Management, Medication Clinics, Individual and Group treatment.  Resident rotations include: primary care, neurology, outpatient psychiatry, emergency psychiatry, consultation/liaison psychiatry and various electives.


    Atlanta VA - Year 1: in-patient psychiatric treatment and evaluation also includes geriatric psychiatry. Year 3 & 4: out-patient psychiatric treatment and evaluation, on site medical director provides supervision in addition to assigned psychotherapy supervisors.  Patients are primarily men with a variety of diagnoses including anxiety disorders, mood disorders and substance use disorders.  This facility has a formal educational affiliate arrangement with Morehouse School of Medicine and the Veterans' Administration. The experience expands the residents' clinical experience in various psychotherapeutic treatment modalities including individual and group therapies.


    Georgia Regional Hospital (GRHA) -  A publicly owned facility of the State of Georgia and operated by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities. The Adult Mental Health Program includes three in-patient units, East, West and Central, totaling 110 inpatient beds. Each unit serves adults beginning at age 18 and up, who have a variety of psychiatric diagnoses. Consumers may be in psychiatric crisis due to new or recurring mental illness, non-compliance with medications, use of illegal drugs, psychosocial stress, or a combination of these causes. The Adult Forensic Services (AFS) Program includes two inpatient units, Secure 1 and Secure 2 and Secure 3 totaling 130 beds. Both AFS units admit consumers who have been found incompetent to stand trial or not guilty by reason of insanity by the criminal courts of the six metro Atlanta counties.

    Both units admit consumers with a variety of psychiatric diagnoses. Both units admit male and female consumers 18 years of age or older. Admission Services provides assessment, crisis intervention and evaluation for patients referred for further voluntary or involuntary inpatient hospitalization for adult mental health services, alcohol and substance abuse services, adult forensic services, and for admission to developmentally disabled persons unit. Admission provides services as an emergency receiving facility for 24 hours, 365 days a year.  PGY-3 Residents will complete their advanced inpatient psychiatry and forensic rotations here. 


    Laurel Heights-  A private intensive residential treatment center located in Atlanta, Georgia, in the Emory/Druid Hills neighborhood. The serene 12 acre campus offers seven residential cottages, separate clinic, school, cafeteria, gym, swimming pool and several outdoor playgrounds. Laurel Heights specializes in the treatment of children and adolescents with complex psychiatric and behavioral problems, co-occurring developmental disabilities and has a specialty program for children with autism spectrum disorders.  

    Residents will rotate here in their  PG Year 3: for their inpatient child and adolescent experience.  Residents perform admissions and provide milieu treatment.  Patient are of variable socioeconomic status with diagnoses including anxiety, mood, autism, Asperger's and personality disorders.  This facility has a formal educational affiliation with three (3) faculty supervisors on-site to provide resident teaching and supervision.  The typical case load is five-six patients.  

    Resident Spotlight

    “I chose MSM because of the diverse learning experience”
    - Sree Jadapalle
    Psychiatry Resident
    Class of 2016