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Detroit Wayne County Health Authority GME Consortium

Healthcare Industry

Public Health Departments

Organizations Involved

Detroit Wayne County Health Authority (DWCHA), Development Centers, Inc., Guidance Center, Central City Integrated Health, Ascension Southeast Michigan hospitals

Occupations Involved

Psychiatry residents

Workforce Development Focus

Increasing number of healthcare workers

Workforce Issues Addressed

Training individuals to work in a healthcare profession


The Detroit Wayne County Health Authority (DWCHA) GME Consortium has an accredited psychiatry residency program that has a mission of improving the health of the medically underserved in Detroit and Wayne County by placing psychiatry residents in a local federally-qualified health center (FQHC), a psychiatric hospital and selected community health agencies (CMHs). Residents complete a certificate program in Population Health with an emphasis on awareness and reduction of health disparities. Residents must work in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Since the program started in 2013, about 60% of graduates are practicing in physician or primary care shortage area and 100% of graduates pass the specialty board exam in psychiatry.

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