Program Aims

Our program aims are situated within those of the PLFSOM, focusing on training physicians to utilize knowledge of social determinants of health, positively impacting the health of the greater El Paso Del Norte area, reducing healthcare disparities, and contributing to a more just society. We aim to accomplish these goals by training its residents in community-integrated sites, emphasizing psychiatry’s focus on the intersection between medical/biological and psychosocial factors that lead to illness and impairment. We aim to train graduates who are prepared to obtain board certification in general psychiatry, as well as immediately begin clinical practice in our community, but who may pursue subspecialty training or careers in academic medicine.