Department of Psychiatry
Welcome from the Director
Our program meets the requirements as outlined by the ACGME and is designed around the six core competencies and the psychotherapy competencies. The didactic curriculum is continuously revised to provide the latest in neuropsychiatry, psychotherapeutic interventions and socio-cultural topics in psychiatry.
The program provides opportunities to advance the residents' knowledge of the basic principles of research including research design and methodology and how it is applied to patient care. Residents participate in scholarly activities which include, but are not limited to, original research, poster presentations, presenting a literature review in Journal Club and a clinical case for Grand Rounds. Residents provide lectures for the medical students, their peers and other health care staff. Residents are also encouraged to attend regional and national professional meetings and conferences.
At the completion of his/ her training, each resident physician will possess sound clinical judgment, requisite skills and a high order of knowledge about psychiatric disorders, in general, as well as medical and neurological disorders which relate to the practice of psychiatry. MetroHealth provides a rich clinical training environment and dedicated teaching faculty to make this goal possible. MetroHealth is comprised of the main hospital campus and nine satellite outpatient community clinics located throughout the Cleveland metropolitan area. MetroHealth is one of the largest and most comprehensive health care providers in northeast Ohio and serves a large and diverse patient population. Our affiliation with Case Western Reserve University (Case School of Medicine) provides an expansive learning environment for our residency training program.
I am proud of the services we provide and the changes we make in people's lives. I believe that it is our commitment to compassionate and competent patient care and our dedication to excellence in resident education that makes MetroHealth a premier academic experience in the midst of a model medical community.
Toni L. Johnson, MD