The Psychiatry Residency Program is located at the Tripler Army Medical Center(TAMC) and is an integral part of the Department of Psychiatry, Tripler Army Medical Center, Oahu, HI. It is an ACGME-RRC approved four-year Residency Training Program in General Psychiatry which was most recently accredited for 5 years as of May ‘06.
Located eight miles from Waikiki, Hawaii - Tripler Army Medical Center is the largest military medical treatment facility in the Pacific. TAMC is also one of two Army medical centers not located on the United States mainland.
The role of the 358-bed hospital is as unique as its geographic location. True to both its vision of “Being the premier health care system in the Pacific Basin,” and its mission, “To ensure readiness through the delivery of quality health care,” TAMC routinely provides outpatient and inpatient care to 59,000 active duty beneficiaries of all branches of military service; 72,000 family members of active duty; 13,000 retirees; 17,000 family members of retired service members; and 118,000 beneficiaries of the Department of Veterans Affairs. TAMC also supports a referral population of 186,000 US Pacific Command military and their family members; 9,000 veterans from the Pacific Island Nations; and 384,000 citizens of the Independent Island Nations, Pacific Basin. In total, more than 858,000 individuals are eligible for care at TAMC.
TAMC’s service region includes Hawaii, Johnston Atoll, Guam, Eniwetok, Kwajalein, American Samoa, and various Pacific Island governments. This area encompasses three million square miles of ocean and 700,000 square miles of landmass. TAMC also receives patients evacuated from Korea and Japan, and due to its strategic location, provides care to many forward deployed forces in the Pacific basin.
Tripler AMC is a major teaching center that provides graduate training programs in medicine, general surgery, orthopedic surgery, otolaryngology, urology, psychiatry, radiology, pathology, obstetrics and gynecology, pediatrics, family practice, oral surgery, intern transitional year, health care administration, and anesthesiology nursing. Also included in its training programs are certified courses in pediatric nursing and obstetrics and gynecology nursing.
Fellowships are conducted in child and adolescent psychiatry(3+2 & 4+2 options), addictions, child psychology, health psychology, neuropsychology, and neonatology. TAMC also administers and supervises affiliation programs (addictions psychiatry fellowships) with accredited universities in numerous clinical specialties, and is an integral part of the John A. Burns School of Medicine at the University of Hawaii.
The Psychiatry Residency Program is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education for training up to seven(7) residents each year in categorical general (adult) psychiatry.
The goal of this training is to provide the psychiatry resident with comprehensive didactic & clinical experiences embodying both traditional skills and innovative methods and sufficient exposure to the problems of military psychiatry in a community mental health setting. Graduating residents are board-eligible for Psychiatry (in fact Part I is taken in Spring of PGY4 year starting in JAN 2007) and the vast majority of graduates achieve board certification within a year after graduation.
The training program uses the facilities of Tripler Army Medical Center as well as the Veterans Administration Outpatient/Inpatient Services (physically co-located with TAMC), and other local clinical & educational facilities.
It is standard practice to expect a 50-hour workweek for all trainees (excluding call and didactic/reading responsibilities) and full compliance with ACGME guidance on resident duty hours and working conditions. All military candidates are expected to start their training the first week of July and terminate their training in June of the final training year – exceptions for these dates are only made with adequate justification on case-by-case basis.
For further information, contact the Director of Resident Training:
Ph: (808) 433-1838 or (808) 433-5780 Fax: (808)433-3864
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