Department of Psychiatry

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The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center Paul L. Foster School of Medicine's Department of Psychiatry provides primary care in the realm of psychiatry, and educates medical students and residents within this area. The department also collaborates with the Paul L. Foster School of Medicine's Center of Emphasis in Neurosciences in a quest to better understand and treat specific psychiatric conditions prominent in the Hispanic community. Patients are seen in the outpatient clinics located at the El Paso Psychiatric Center, which is located on the Texas Tech / UMC of El Paso campus.

The Psychiatry Residency Training Program at Texas Tech University Health Services Center El Paso conforms to the traditional rotational model. All aspects of training, both clinical and didactic, are presented within the context of relevant and concrete goals subsuming specific tasks. For each period, the achievement of a series of interconnecting goals of increasing complexity and difficulty is demanded of the resident. Such tasks and concrete goals serve to improve training, clinical service, and communication. The practice of evidence-based medicine serves as a goal throughout the resident's entire training experience. The program goals and objectives are structured around the General Competencies outlined by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). //more

The Division of Child and Adolescents Psychiatry's primary objective is to provide a complete training with an adequate balance between didactics, clinical experience, and research opportunities. //more