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Division of Medicine Psychiatry

Prospective Resident Information

The Combined Internal Medicine/Psychiatry (Med/Psych) residency program at SIU started in 1992. Our Med/Psych program provides residents a high quality educational environment, as well as regular opportunities to integrate knowledge and skills in both specialties.

Throughout the residency, there is emphasis on specific medical problems of psychiatric patients, psychiatric problems of medical patients, and the combined care of individuals whose health needs have crossed the boundaries of traditional specialties. Following residency completion, all residents are board eligible in both Internal Medicine and Psychiatry.

The Division of Medicine/Psychiatry collaborates closely with the departments of Medicine and Psychiatry. The Program Directors of all three residency programs meet regularly to ensure smooth coordination and transitions within the Med/Psych residency. Residents are involved in research in all three departments.

By completing a Med/Psych residency, residents have the opportunity to join an elite group of uniquely trained physicians in the United States. Please see the respective SIU Internal Medicine and Psychiatry websites for more details of these residencies.

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