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MPS Resident Fellow Members

Resident Fellow Member Physicians are a vital part of MPS

Michigan's ten residency programs are each represented on the MPS Council. In addition to the rigors of their training, Residents make time to advocate for their patients and their profession.

Residency Programs In Psychiatry: The Training Experience

Post-graduate education in psychiatry begins after a physician completes his or her medical training and has earned either an MD (Medical Doctor) or DO (Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine) degree.  It consists of four years of residency training of which at least 36 months are in psychiatry. Residency programs provide experiences in general medical care (at least four months in internal medicine, family medicine and/or pediatrics) and neurology (at least two months), in addition to time in psychiatry.  Although the patterns of rotations differ from one program to another, they all share a focus on the clinical care of patients with both psychiatric and general medical illnesses.  All psychiatric residencies include training in a variety of psychotherapies.

Post-Graduate Year One (PGY-1)

The first post graduate year usually consists of four months of internal medicine, pediatrics, family medicine, or some combination thereof, plus two months of neurology. The remaining six months vary from program to program and may consist of time on psychiatry services (such as Emergency Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry, etc.) or additional experience in primary care. 

Post-Graduate Year Two (PGY-2) and Post-Graduate Year Three (PGY-3)

These years include rotations on an inpatient service (6-16 months), with full and partial hospitalization, emergency department and/or walk-in or crisis clinic coverage, and ambulatory services. These experiences are complemented by didactic and participatory seminars, as well as case supervision. Introductory experiences in public health/community psychiatry, child psychiatry, forensic psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, and consultation/liaison psychiatry are also usually included in PG-2 and 3.

Post-Graduate Year Four (PGY-4)

The final year of psychiatry residency training (PG-4) generally offers opportunities for electives. Residents may choose to focus on special clinical and/or research experiences within the field of psychiatry.  


Following Psychiatric Residency, some psychiatrists elect to complete a fellowship for a one-year period, in a subspecialty area, such as Addiction Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (two-year program), Forensic Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry, or Psychosomatic Medicine. 

Michigan Is Home To Ten Psychiatric Residency Programs:

Beaumont Hospitals

Jeffrey Guina, MD, FAPA, Program Director
Beaumont Behavioral Health
18001 Rotunda Dr
Dearborn, MI 48124

Central Michigan University

Furhut Janssen, DO Program Director
1000 Houghton Ave
Saginaw MI 48602

Detroit Wayne County Health Authority (Authority Health) GME Consortium Program
Theadia L. Carey, MD, MS, Program Director
Authority Health Psychiatry Residency Training Program
3031 West Grand Blvd, Suite 450
Detroit, MI 48202

Henry Ford Allegiance Health
Alicja Wasilewski, MD Core Faculty
205 North East Avenue
Jackson MI 49201

Henry Ford Health System
Deepak Prabhakar, MD, MPH, Psychiatry Residency Program Director
Behavioral Health Services
Henry Ford Health System
One Ford Place-1C-09
Detroit, MI  48202

Michigan State University Psychiatric Program
Alyse Ley, DO,  Director Residency Education Program 
Department of Psychiatry
Michigan State University
965 Fee Road Room A-233 
East Lansing, MI 48824
Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services Psychiatry Residency Program
William Sanders, DO, Program Director
Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services 
300 68th St SE 
Grand Rapids, MI 49501-0165
William Cardasis, MD, Program Director
Graduate Medical Education - Psychiatry 
36475 Five Mile Road,
Livonia, MI 48154
University of Michigan Psychiatric Program
Michael Jibson, MD, PhD
Director of Residency Education
Department of Psychiatry
University of Michigan
1500 E. Medical Center Drive
Ann Arbor, MI 48109-0118

Wayne State University/Detroit Medical Center Psychiatry Programs
Richard Balon, MD
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences
3901 Chrysler Service Drive
Suite 5-A
Detroit, MI 48201

Western Michigan University Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine Program
Madhavi-Latha Nagalla, MD
Department of Psychiatry
1000 Oakland Drive
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
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Michigan Psychiatric Society
P. O. Box 1781
East Lansing , Michigan 48826