Psychiatry Residency Program

Randon Welton, M.D., Director

Facilities

The Integrated Training Program uses a number of clinical sites to implement its mission of providing multifaceted training. The sites are private and public, military and civilian, voluntary and for-profit, general medical and free-standing psychiatric, inpatient and outpatient. The institutions include:

Good Samaritan Hospital

Good Samaritan Hospital and Health Center, a 577-bed community hospital that has a 28-bed acute inpatient psychiatry service for adults, as well as an active consultation service and partial hospitalization programs. Samaritan Crisis Care is an innovative countywide crisis and assessment service available 24 hours a day for emergency psychiatric services and screening for the community mental health system. Crisis Care serves adults and children with mental health and/or drug and alcohol problems.


U.S. Air Force Medical Center, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, a state-of-the-art military treatment facility and one of the Air Force's few remaining medical centers. Wright-Patterson Medical Center's psychiatry experience emphasizes ambulatory care of psychiatric disorders in our Life Skills Support Center. The Life Skills Support Center is a multidisciplinary clinic which provides more than 18,000 appointments per year to active duty members, retirees and their families. It also houses the Air Force's only Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Clinic. Providers in the Life Skill Support Center offer a wide variety of services including medication management, supportive psychotherapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, marital therapy and family therapy. They provide a variety of group therapy experiences including support groups, psychodynamically based therapy groups and cognitive-behavioral group therapy. Opportunities exist for working in a primary care setting and for community outreach and prevention work. Residents also help provide consultation liaison services to the emergency department and medical/surgical wards.


Miami Valley Hospital

Miami Valley Hospital, an 848-bed community hospital with 36 adult and geriatric psychiatry beds. Progressive outpatient programs including a partial hospitalization program, intensive outpatient program and intensive outpatient program for dual diagnosis patients. MVH's Level I trauma center is one of the busiest in the state, with nearly 100,000 contacts per year.


Dayton Veterans Affairs Medical Center

Dayton Veterans Affairs Medical Center, located on a historic campus dedicated by Abraham Lincoln. Psychiatric services are one dimension of a multifaceted approach to veterans’ care including inpatient hospitalization and multiple ambulatory and outreach programs.

Residents rotate on Chemical Dependency, Inpatient Psychiatry and Geriatric Psychiatry services. There is no weekend or evening service required. Teaching and clinical work occur in the acute psychiatric inpatient unit, acute medical-surgical units, nursing home units and the outpatient mental health clinic. The patient population offers breadth and variety of experience, including dementia, delirium and other cognitive disorders; substance use disorders including alcohol, cannabis, cocaine and opiates; mood and psychotic disorders, PTSD and other anxiety disorders.


In addition to this exposure to private and public settings, residents also have the opportunity to work at the Kettering Medical Center, the Forensic Psychiatry Center for Western Ohio and many community mental health centers, as well as specialized centers for children and adolescents, and for the developmentally disabled.