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A Message from the Chief Residents

Thank you for your interest in Temple’s psychiatry training program!

We are proud to call Temple our home, and as senior residents of the psychiatry program, we feel confident in our training as we prepare to begin our careers as psychiatrists. While some residents choose careers in private practice or public psychiatry directly after training, many of us decide to enter fellowship training. Although we do not have fellowships associated with our program, our residents have first-hand clinical experience to subspecialties that they may not have had if fellows were present. All of our residents who choose to pursue a fellowship have been able to obtain their top choices, and fellowship applications are fully supported by faculty here at Temple. 

Many of our residents refer to their co-residents as “friends and family,” which is an important part of the experience in residency, especially at Temple. Our program believes in camaraderie. Residency is an exciting time of growth and change, but it also demands diligent studying and, at times, long hours. Sharing the experience with supportive and friendly faces makes the experience more rewarding for all of us. We pride ourselves on our group activities, which are demonstrated in our bi-annual resident retreat, birthday happy hours, and movie nights—just to name a few!

Philadelphia is an amazing city to train in psychiatry, not only for its historical contributions to the country, but also for its contributions to the field itself. This city offers a “big city” lifestyle with “small city” charm, all at affordable rates when compared to our counterparts across the country. Here, you will find an abundance of fine cuisine, parks, museums and music.

Temple’s psychiatry program is located in North Philadelphia, which provides residents with good exposure to a diverse patient population. By the end of you training here, you will feel comfortable handling any clinical situation you may encounter in your future career.

We hope to see you in the fall!

Jaclyn & Ruby