Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine
Rural Psychiatry Residency
The Rural Psychiatry Residency Program is committed to training our residents to provide compassionate, high-quality care in rural and underserved areas, while improving the health of the communities we serve and addressing health care inequities through direct patient care, community outreach, education, leadership and scholarly inquiry.
Our Mission, Vision and Core Values
The Rural Psychiatry Residency Program is committed to providing an inclusive, safe and innovative learning environment in order to train the next generation of psychiatrists for excellence in clinical practice, scholarship and leadership and service to our communities. Our vision is to enhance the health of our communities by providing outstanding psychiatric care in the communities we serve, while addressing health care inequities through community outreach, the education of health care professionals and scholarly inquiry. We train our residents to provide compassionate, high-quality care in rural and underserved areas.
Our mission of guiding the training of the next generation of psychiatrists is supported by the following core pillars:
Psychiatry residents train for the majority of the first two years in Bridgeport, CT and Westport, CT. Bridgeport is one of the largest and most ethnically-diverse cities in Connecticut while Westport is a seaside town with old New England charm.
Residents complete the last two years of their training in northwest Connecticut caring for a rural, underserved and socioeconomically diverse population. The patients and the local community are warm and welcoming, and along with the hospital staff and faculty, are committed to educating the next generation of physicians.
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Years 1 and 2
Residents spend most of their first two years at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Bridgeport, CT and St. Vincent’s Behavioral Health Services in Wesport, CT. These sites enable residents to see a diverse patient population from all over the state. Residents will also spend one block at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital to prepare for practice in rural settings.
Years 3 and 4
Residents complete the last two years of their training at Charlotte Hungerford Hospital, a 122-bed community hospital in Torrington, CT. Other trainees at the hospital include residents of the new Quinnipiac Rural Family Medicine Residency Program, scheduled to welcome its first class in July 2024.
Compensation and Benefits
Residents in the Rural Psychiatry Residency Program enjoy a competitive compensation package, including but not limited to a bi-weekly salary, paid time off, medical, dental and vision insurance, long-term disability insurance, basic life insurance, accident insurance, an employee assistance plan, access to a retirement plan and much more.
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Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
We commit to building a culture of health and racial equity, fair treatment, access, opportunity and advancement for all. We value the uniqueness of each person and embrace diverse backgrounds, opinions and experiences. We make space for intellectual, racial, social and cultural diversity and treat everyone with dignity and respect. We are dedicated to ensuring our communities, patients and colleagues across our care system feel accepted and valued, thus establishing a sense of belonging within our program and healthcare sites.