What Is Combined Family Medicine Psychiatry Training?
Combined family medicine and psychiatry training is a unique opportunity to practice and integrate the skills of both specialties. Many of our family medicine psychiatry graduates practice both family medicine and psychiatry in their careers, sometimes focusing on special needs or populations.
Why Choose UPMC St. Margaret Combined Family Medicine Psychiatry Residency?
The UPMC St. Margaret Family Medicine and Psychiatry residency is a five-year program with 2 ½ years of training in each specialty that meets all necessary requirements for board certification in both Family Medicine and Psychiatry. UPMC St. Margaret Family Medicine Residency and UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital Residency are two nationally ranked training programs that offer excellent clinical experiences and teaching, and opportunities for mentorship and career development specific to the combined resident interests and needs. The combined training affords residents a unique perspective on the health care system, team-based care, health care integration, and treatment of complex cases with significant medical and mental health needs.
Residents in the combined program complete their psychiatry training through UPMC’s Western Psychiatric Hospital, formerly known as Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, a psychiatric service network including the nearly 400 inpatient bed hospital and over 50 general and specialized ambulatory programs. For more information about residency training at Western Psychiatric Hospital, visit the University of Pittsburgh Department of Psychiatry website.
Our Family Health Centers
UPMC St. Margaret has three Family Health Centers (FHC) which incorporate a multidisciplinary approach to patient care with support staff, social workers, and pharmacists. All clinics provide care for underserved populations in their unique communities. Each FHC offers medication-assisted treatment, hepatitis C treatment, and integrated behavioral health services. Our combined residents can choose their Family Health Center to fulfill their personal learning goals.
- Lawrenceville Family Health Center
- New Kensington Family Health Center
- Bloomfield Garfield Family Health Center
Visit the frequently asked questions page for more information about combined training.
For more information about the Family Medicine program, visit our family medicine residency program section.