About the Program
The MCW-MKE residency program is dedicated to providing the highest quality training for future psychiatrists. Learn about the distinguishing features that set our program apart from others and see why our graduates rank higher than the national mean in positive training experience.
MKE Residency Facts
- The Medical College of Wisconsin is also home to fellowships in Addiction, Child and Adolescent, Geriatrics, Forensics and Consultation Liaison Psychiatry. In addition, fellowships are available to psychiatry graduates in Sleep Medicine and Palliative Care.
- Multiplicity of training sites, including a Veterans Affairs Medical Center, County mental health facility, and private hospitals offers access to diverse patient populations and a well-rounded training experience preparing residents for any career.
- Starting outpatient rotations in the second year allows residents to treat outpatients continuously over three years.
- Psychiatric Crisis Service (PCS) is a unique psychiatric emergency room setting at the Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division where residents learn to effectively manage high acuity patients and facilitate involuntary psychiatric admissions.
- Residents return to inpatient and consult rotations in the third year after having the new skill and perspective of the outpatient year. This approach helps to build on their earlier experiences.
- Faculty includes psychoanalysts from the Wisconsin Psychoanalytic Society and experts in cognitive and behavioral therapy (CBT) as part of our unique psychotherapy training program.
- Specialty Eating Disorders Rotation during PGY 3 year at one of the nation’s best hospitals for treatment of eating disorder.
- Three month blocks in the PGY 1 year permit, at most, only three consecutive months away from psychiatry.
- Experiential Group offers each class of residents a supportive forum to develop class cohesiveness and draw from mutual experiences. In second year, residents have monthly mindfulness groups, in addition to their experiential group.
- Integrated Care Rotations for PGY 4 residents to work in consultation clinics embedded within Primary Care.
- One month of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry during the PGY 1 year allows for early exposure for those interested in or eager to learn more about the field.
- Numerous elective options, including further specialty care, research opportunities or ability to work in a rural setting.
- Opportunity to become a part of Medical Student education through committee work and/or teaching on clinical rotations and didactics.
- Support for loved ones through the Resident Spouse/Significant Other Association (RSA).
- An on-call system of reasonable frequency with no in-house overnight call on psychiatry rotations.
This program has a definite strength for the diversity of clinical experiences, from learning at the County facilities to the VA and Froedtert. There are many fellowship opportunities and a very supportive environment to pursue one’s interests.