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Dear Applicants:

We are pleased to announce that we have reestablished the Drexel Psychiatry Residency Program in the Tower Health System. We are very excited about this opportunity to train future psychiatrists in one of the largest health care systems in Pennsylvania.

To apply, please go to ERAS and search for "Tower Health Psychiatry Program, 4004100278."

Learn more about the Drexel General Psychiatry Residency Training Program at Tower Health.

Education is our mission at Tower Health-Brandywine Hospital General Psychiatry. We inaugurated or program in 2020, from the merger of a well-established psychiatry training institution – Drexel Psychiatry, and a diverse and thriving non-profit health system – Tower Health. Our alumni residents are a diverse, talented cohort who are passionate about psychiatry, psychotherapy and advocacy. The Drexel tradition emphasizes the importance of creating a nurturing, cohesive, friendly and collegial learning environment and an unwavering commitment to education.

Our program provides a variety of experiences to ensure that our trainees are exposed to a wealth of different types of patients and clinical approaches. We are located in one of the most diverse, vibrant and affordable urban areas in the country. Our didactic curriculum and supervisory experiences emphasize a thorough and well-rounded approach to psychiatry with a substantial devotion to psychotherapy as a critical part of the skill-set of every psychiatrist. Our faculty and department leadership create a culture of continual evaluation and improvement of our program. Our faculty are national leaders in psychiatric education and psychotherapy training. Our trainees have successfully published and presented both locally and nationally. Our program has a history of commitment to community service and cultural diversity. The Delaware Valley (formerly Philadelphia) LGBTQI Health Care Symposium, for example, is a resident-driven event. We pay close attention to residents’ wellness and resilience. For example, we have a Resident Wellness Committee, annual resident retreat, process groups, Movie Club, social gatherings/events, holiday parties, Wellness and Patient Safety/Quality Improvement Symposium. Our program director has an "open-door" policy. These are examples of how we care for you and your future as our professional colleagues.

We are delighted that you are considering training at Tower Health-Brandywine Hospital General Psychiatry and thank you for reviewing our program website. We look forward to meeting you.

Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions regarding our program.
Leinaala Zettlemoyer
Residency Program Manager

News and Events

Tower Health/Drexel Psychiatry Residents Start in July

Tower Health/Drexel Psychiatry Residency Program at Brandywine matched all eight positions in March 2020. Despite the unprecedented pandemic, all eight residents will start their training on time in July 2020.

2020 "Top Doctors"

Dr. Barbara Schindler, professor of psychiatry, emeritus vice dean for education, medical director of caring together program, and Dr. Asim Rana, a faculty member and staff psychiatrist at Brandywine Hospital, were named "Top Doctors" in Philadelphia magazine's annual list of the region's best physicians. (May 2020)

2020 DUCOM Dean's Special Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching Awards

The following faculty members received DUCOM Dean's Special Award for Excellence in Clinical Teaching Award at the Commencement Ceremony, May 29, 2020:

  • Dr. Mitali Patnaik, assistant professor of psychiatry, medical director of Friends Hospital Crisis Response Center
  • Dr. Mohammad Qasim, assistant professor of psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, Coatesville
  • Dr. Indranil Chakrabarti, assistant professor of psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, Chambersburg Hospital

PPE for Anxiety in Healthcare Providers during COVID-19

Dr. Sudak, professor of psychiatry, vice chair, director of General Psychiatry Residency Program, delivered a grand rounds presentation titled "PPE for Anxiety in Healthcare Providers during COVID-19" in April 2020. More than 250 faculty, residents, medical students and staff attended this virtual event.

Association of Early-Life Social and Digital Media Experiences With Development of Autism Spectrum Disorder–Like Symptoms

Dr. David Bennett, professor of psychiatry, and Dr. Karen Heffler, published a paper titled "Association of Early-Life Social and Digital Media Experiences With Development of Autism Spectrum Disorder–Like Symptoms,” in JAMA Pediatrics. (April 2020)

Drexel COVID-19 Rapid Response Award

Dr. David Bennett, professor of psychiatry, received a Drexel COVID-19 Rapid Response Award to study the impact of online peer support in women who have substance use disorders. (April 2020)

2020 DUCOM Golden Apple Award

Dr. Du, professor of psychiatry, chair of psychiatry Drexel University College of Medicine, chair of academic psychiatry, Tower Health and interim chair of psychiatry, Brandywine Hospital, Tower Health, received a DUCOM Golden Apple Award. (April 2020)

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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.

Donna Sudak, MD

Donna Sudak, MD
Program Director