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Northeastern Wisconsin Residency Program

Northeastern Wisconsin (NEW) Residency Program


Building on the Medical College of Wisconsin’s community education focus, the Northeastern Wisconsin (NEW) Psychiatry Residency Program is geared toward instilling the knowledge base and ability needed to care for the mental health needs of rural areas and beyond. Such a focus will not decrease a prospective applicant’s educational opportunities, but rather quite the opposite. Graduates of our program will have the practical experience needed to be psychiatrists able to function, and lend consultation to other disciplines, in geographic areas of most any size.

A Message From Our Director | Christina L. Wichman, DO

Christina L. Wichman, DOIt is a cliché here, but Green Bay is known as the smallest US city with its own NFL team. It is not just any team, but truly one of the most storied and successful franchises in professional sports. Likewise, the Northeastern Wisconsin (NEW) Psychiatry Residency program has an impressive impact despite our size and location. Our first class graduated in June 2021 and we are proud that most of our graduates will be staying locally in order to increase the number of psychiatrists in rural Wisconsin. Our graduates, as well as our current classes, have had a hand in shaping their own training. We pride ourselves on having strong relationships with our clinical partners to provide our residents with an individualized education that will carry them throughout their career.

As the current Vice Chair of Education for the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at MCW, I have the privilege to oversee the educational endeavors of our three psychiatric residency programs, five psychiatric fellowships, health psychology residency, an NP residency and medical student education at our three campuses. I have been the program director at the NEW residency program since May 2021, however have been involved in the program since its inception.

I am currently a Professor of Psychiatry and Obstetrics and Gynecology at the Medical College of Wisconsin. I completed residency in Adult Psychiatry and fellowship in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry at Mayo Clinic. Clinically, I created and direct a co-located perinatal psychiatric service, embedded within the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, and am Medical Director for The Periscope Project, a provider-to-provider teleconsultation service for providers caring for perinatal patients with psychiatric or substance use disorders.

During your time at NEW, the faculty and I look forward to helping you design your own path to the psychiatrist you want to become. I would welcome any questions that you may have; please do not hesitate to reach out to me regarding our new NEW Psychiatry Residency training program. 

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A Day in the Life of a PGY1

Learn more about a typical day as a PGY1 psychiatry resident from our Northeastern Wisconsin (NEW) Psychiatry residents.

A Day in the Life of a PGY2

Learn more about a typical day as a PGY2 psychiatry resident from our Northeastern Wisconsin (NEW) Psychiatry residents.

A Day in the Life of a PGY3

Learn more about a typical day as a PGY3 psychiatry resident from our Northeastern Wisconsin (NEW) Psychiatry residents.

A Day in the Life of a PGY4

Learn more about a typical day as a PGY4 psychiatry resident from our Northeastern Wisconsin (NEW) Psychiatry residents.

Why Choose NEW?

Residency spots offered
Major health systems experiences
Months of electives in PGY-4
MCW Psychiatry Fellowship options
Living and Working in Green Bay

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How to Apply

Answers to frequently asked questions about the application process.

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Benefits, Conditions & Terms of Employment
The MCWAH Board of Directors met on December 15, 2021 and established the following annual housestaff stipend levels for the academic year beginning July 1, 2022.

PGY1 - $65,180
PGY2 - $66,310
PGY3 - $67,440
PGY4 - $68,580

Note that, as of 7/1/22 (2022/23 academic year), the working condition fringe benefit annual payment of $1,500 will be retired and will no longer be paid in December and June installments after 6/30/22. Instead, $1,500 has been added to and included in the above listed stipend levels as of 7/1/22. Overall, there is no change for the housestaff other than the amount becoming a part of the stipend that is paid on a monthly basis instead of being paid as a separate benefit.

Additional Benefits

  • Vacation – 3 weeks (15 days)
  • Education Leave (starting in PGY2) – 5 days
  • Health Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Liability Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability Insurance

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Contact Us

Northeastern Wisconsin Psychiatry Program
2851 University Ave.
Green Bay, WI 54311

(414) 955-7236

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