Psychiatry Residency Program

Message from the Program Director

Archana KumarMore than ever, our world needs doctors who can help address a patient’s complete health. Physical health is critical, but it’s also inextricably intertwined with mental health. We are excited to bring a strong new psychiatry residency program to Greensboro that will address that very need. Thanks to our cutting-edge technology, close resident mentoring and broad firsthand experience, our residents will leave our program ready to bring the highest quality psychiatric care to patients in North Carolina and beyond.  
Archana Kumar, MD, Program Director

Program Overview

Our goal within Cone Health’s department of psychiatry is to provide a training and education experience that combines best practices with cutting-edge research. Our residents will leave the program able to provide the highest quality of care to individuals with psychiatric illnesses. They’ll also be armed with tech-forward skills, allowing them to be well versed in services like virtual care and telepsychiatry. Our program has a strong focus on integrating behavioral health and primary care using the collaborative care model, helping to create leaders within the medical community. 

Our psychiatry residency program was established to address the national and statewide shortage of psychiatrists, making this an in-demand specialty. Graduates of our program will be well prepared to offer integrated psychiatric support within any medical setting – a support element that’s becoming increasingly essential with integrated patient care and wellness.

During the program, residents will have access to our four-county comprehensive behavioral health network, including our freestanding behavioral health hospital with adult, child and adolescent inpatient units. They will be exposed to four outpatient locations with specialized treatment for major depression with TMS (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation), chemical dependency and psychiatric intensive outpatient groups, partial hospital programs, telepsychiatry hub, injection clinics, open access care and the first of its kind “Guilford County Crisis Care Center.”

Frequently Asked Questions

What are the strengths of your program?

We have a robust program across a full continuum of care: behavioral health urgent care, inpatient services, counseling, group therapy, intensive outpatient services, partial hospitalization, telepsychiatry and integrated care.

What type of accreditation does your program have?

We are ACGME accredited, and residency is affiliated with the University of North Carolina (UNC) where our faculty maintain academic appointments.

How many residents will your program accept each year?

We will accept four residents per year starting July of 2021.

What do you look for in an applicant?

The strength of our program is in YOU! We are looking for applicants who have a variety of backgrounds, impressive accomplishments and career interests who are dedicated to learning and providing compassionate clinical care.

  • Experience in the psychiatric field
  • Professional attitude and team player
  • Dedication to patient care
  • Ability to make sound ethical and scientific judgments involving patient care

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