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Detroit Wayne County Health Authority Psychiatry Residency Program

Healthcare Industry

Health Centers

Organizations Involved

Detroit Wayne County Health Authority (Authority Health)

Occupations Involved

Psychiatry Residents

Workforce Development Focus

Increasing number of healthcare workers

Workforce Issues Addressed

Training individuals to work in a healthcare profession


Detroit Wayne County Health Authority (AuthorityHealth) currently receives funding from HRSA to run a four-year psychiatry residency program. The goal of the psychiatry residency program is to produce board-certified psychiatrists to help meet the growing demand for psychiatric providers in Detroit, Wayne County and Michigan. Psychiatry residents develop a working understanding of the needs and problems of a low-income urban population with severe and chronic psychiatric distorders and multiple medical comorbidities. Psychiatry residents train in community mental health centers, a psychiatric hospital and in Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs). They also complete a two-year certificate program in Population Health and Equity from the Michigan Public Health Training Center. Graduates have been 100% successful in passing the specialty board examination in psychiatry. Since FY2013 the psychiatry residency program has received over $24 million in funding.

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