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Residency Program

The Department has developed a Psychiatry Residency Training Program,an agreement with the San Juan Veterans Hospital initiated in July 2002. The primary goal for the Ponce School of Medicine (PSM) Residency Training Program will be to train and educate house staff in the field of General Psychiatry Training will follow the guidelines required by the RRC for Psychiatry of the ACGME which are provided to all staff and residents upon arrival to the orientation period.


Mission 

The primary Mission for the Ponce School of Medicine (PSM) Residency Training Program will be to train and educate house staff in the field of General Psychiatry. The Program will follow the guidelines required by the RRC for Psychiatry of the ACGME, which are provided to all staff and residents upon arrival to the orientation period.


 Vision

The Ponce School of Medicine Psychiatry Residency faculty will teach residents the latest advances in the psychiatric field. They will also educate and sensitize the house staff to available support systems and challenges that patients might bring. The teaching faculty will work towards teh integration of biological and psychological aspects and will provide guidance and support to trainees in the area of research which is considered a core objective. The will also stress the need for necessary documentation and the medico-legal aspects in which a psychiatrist might be involved. Ethical and responsible physician behavior will be expected to ensure that the patient is receiving the best treatment within the available resources. The faculty will work hand in hand with the house staff to have an ongoing evaluation of the teaching experience and they will make appropriate recommendations to the Training Director and/or his(her) designee.


Program Director

Dr. Ana I. Torres


Sponsored Institution 

San Lucas, Damas, Pila, La Concepción, Mayagüez, Psiquiatría

Contact Information

Chairman: Pedro A. Castaing Lespier, MD
Secretary: Yolanda Morales
Location: Administration Building
Telephone: (787) 840-2575 ext 2150, 2151
Fax: (787)840-8391
Mailing address: Ponce School of Medicine
Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior
P.O. Box 7004
Ponce, PR 00732
E-mail:


lfranco@psm.edu / ymorales@psm.edu



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