Psychiatric Residency Program for PAs

We are beginning a new psychiatric residency program for PAs here at the Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center in Houston, Texas along with our academic partner, Baylor College of Medicine.
Our program is one year in duration and pays a stipend, with no cost for the training except for their CAQ in Psychiatry, which they will be eligible for at the end of the training. They will train alongside physician psychiatric residents in the outstanding Baylor College of Medicine Psychiatry Residency Program, attending many of the same didactic lectures and the same clinical rotations, though on a more compressed schedule due to the residency being one year in length versus the physicians’ residency being 4 years.
We will train excellent mental health providers and seek to hire them on completion of the residency at an advanced pay standing within the VA, with the strong possibility of student loan repayment as additional incentive.
I hope you will share the attached brochure and application with your members, who may be interested in a psychiatry career. I am happy to speak with anyone who has questions, and can be reached at 713-791-1414 x26937 or my cell phone at 281-770-5461.
Kind Regards,
J. Michael Smith, DHSc, MPAS, PA-C, CAQ – Psychiatry
Post-Graduate PA Mental Health Residency Training Director
Physician Assistant, ACCESS Clinic, GMHC
Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center, Houston, Texas