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Drexel University College of Medicine's residency programs are offered at a variety of urban and suburban hospital facilities throughout the Philadelphia region, providing residents with a wide range of experiences and diversity of resources.

Philosophy of Training

The Drexel University College of Medicine Department of Psychiatry has developed a well-supervised clinical training program providing experience on inpatient, outpatient, consultation-liaison, child-adolescent, emergency psychiatry and substance abuse rotations in addition to medicine and neurology. This program is supported by specific didactic and clinical sequences in psychopathology, psychotherapy, and psychopharmacology. Residents are encouraged to participate in research programs within the department and Drexel University community.

The training program is based on the following principles:

  1. Psychiatry residents should develop a strong foundation in the medical model including having the ability to diagnose and treat the broad range of psychiatric disorders, to appreciate the interaction between medical illness and psychiatric dysfunction, and to develop the ability to interpret research and clinical information.
  2. Psychiatry residents should become competent in utilizing a range of treatment modalities and their appropriate application, including both psychotherapies (psychodynamic, cognitive behavioral, supportive, group and family therapies) and somatic therapies.
  3. Psychiatry residents should be encouraged to pursue their own developing professional goals whether in the practice of general psychiatry or in a specialized area. The department has the ability to support those residents with a strong interest in developing academic and research careers in psychiatry.
  4. Psychiatry residents should be adept in utilizing a continuum of care and able to provide excellent psychiatric services in a managed care environment.
  5. Psychiatry residents should be trained in an environment that fosters critical thinking, ethical behavior, and leadership skills.

Graduates of our psychiatry residency program have been successful in establishing careers in private practice, public sector psychiatry, and in academic and research positions. Many of them have been in leadership positions.

The Department of Psychiatry at Drexel University College of Medicine welcomes applications from prospective residents with diverse backgrounds and career interests who share our goal of providing the best possible care to each patient while contributing to the progress of knowledge in this exciting and rapidly expanding field.

News and Events

Drexel Psychiatry Residents to Compete in APA Mind Games
This year, Drexel's Mind Games team, which includes Drs. Rajalakshmi, Pawar and Joshi (PGY-3), will be representing Drexel in May at the Moscone Center in San Francisco.

Third Annual LGBTQ Symposium
Dr. Phillip Arellano (PGY-3), with the aid of Drs. Metzger and Artunduaga (PGY-2) and the College of Medicine's LGBTQ interest group, successfully led the third annual LGBTQ Symposium held at Drexel University College of Medicine.

Residents Attend and Present at AACAP Conference
Drs. Aarya Rajalakshmi and Aditiya Pawar attended the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry annual conference held in Seattle, Washington, October 22-27, 2018.

Annual Suicide Prevention Walk
On October 7, 2018, Drexel psychiatry residents participated in the annual Philadelphia Out of Darkness Suicide Walk.

Drexel Residents Attend Seminar About Asylum Evaluations
Residents attended a Philadelphia Human Rights Clinic seminar to learn about immigration and asylum processes in the U.S.

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Please note that residents and fellows are employed by and insured by the hospital; they are not employees of Drexel University.

Mark Famador, MD

Mark Famador, MD
Program Director