The public psychiatry training program at Oregon Health Sciences University, established in 1973, educates psychiatric residents to work in community mental health centers and state hospitals. The authors present a brief history of this program, which spans three decades, and describe recent developments in its operation, with special attention to financing, administrative structure, and educational elements. Several program graduates have chosen careers in public-sector work. The program is founded on the principle that just as dollars should follow patients in health care systems, so should residents in training follow patients. Administrative and fiscal arrangements must be flexible to support this mobility.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Psychiatry and Mental health