Our program leaders provide you with an inside look at what you can expect from our residency.
Thank you for your interest in the University of Kansas Medical Center Psychiatry Residency Program. As you review information about our program, we want to provide you with some insights about the residency experience from our program leaders.
Message from the Program Director
Welcome to the University of Kansas Psychiatry Residency Program in Kansas City, Kansas. We are delighted that you are considering our program for your psychiatry training!
I completed the combined internal medicine/psychiatry residency program here at the University of Kansas Medical Center. Upon graduation, I was an internal medicine chief resident for one year then joined the psychiatry faculty in 2007 as associate program director for the psychiatry residency program. I became program director in 2013 and consider this my dream job. My favorite part of the job is building relationships with residents and working to make this program the best it can be for your training.
Our mission is to produce capable, compassionate psychiatrists to address the widespread shortage of psychiatric providers and to provide evidence-based care to all patients, without stigma or stereotype, with an attitude of caring for the whole patient taking into account all health problems whether mental or physical health.
During residency, you will experience academic psychiatry at the University of Kansas Medical Center, mental health care at the Veterans Administration Medical Centers, and community mental health care in our local communities for a diverse and well-rounded training experience. Both psychotherapy and psychopharmacology are important elements of the training and begin in the first year. We provide protected lecture time every Tuesday morning from 8 a.m. to noon.
Our year consists of 13 four-week blocks. The first year is based in the hospital with internal medicine, inpatient psychiatry blocks, addiction psychiatry, night float and neurology. The second year includes inpatient and outpatient psychiatry, night float, psychiatry consults and child and adolescent psychiatry experiences. The third year is 12 months of longitudinal outpatient psychiatry experience which includes psychotherapy and telehealth training. The fourth year includes time on psychiatry consults, inpatient psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, chronic pain management clinic and elective time.
Our residents are our best asset! We make sure to listen to the feedback they give us. Our Liaison Committee consists of one to two residents from each class that meet monthly to bring up opportunities for growth and improvement in the program. We also have fun! We have a full day retreat for the residents each year and various other activities planned by the resident social committee.
Thank you for your interest in our program, and I hope you consider applying to the University of Kansas Psychiatry Residency Program.
Angela Mayorga, M.D.
Message from the Associate Program Director
Thank you so much for you interest in the University of Kansas Psychiatry Residency Program, located in Kansas City, Kansas.
I have been in Kansas City for many years now, starting in 2010, when I began medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. I began my psychiatry residency at the University of Kansas Medical Center in 2014 and completed the program in 2018. After graduation, I spent a year in private practice before coming back to KU Medical Center to serve as medical director for our inpatient psychiatric hospital located at the Strawberry Hill Campus in downtown Kansas City, Kansas. Shortly after joining as faculty, I also began to serve as associate program director for our psychiatry residency program.
It was not an easy decision to leave private practice to come back to academics however there were two important factors which contributed to my decision: the psychiatry residency program and the core philosophies of the KU Medical Center psychiatry department. I felt I received excellent training at our program, and I wanted to continue this tradition of teaching and training for the next generation. KU Medical Center has a long-standing history of providing psychiatric care for the Kansas City community with the guiding principal of always placing the patient first. This philosophy is vital, and I am honored to continue to provide the same level of care for my patients today.
Overall, residents are what make this hospital great. As a former resident, I have had the unique experience of seeing this program continuously grow and change based on resident feedback to ensure the best for our residents. Not only does the program teach the residents about the practical applications of psychiatry, but also the subtle art of the neurosciences. I could not have asked for a better experience in residency and I am beyond excited to continue to work with residents today.
Thank you, again, for considering our program and I hope we hear from you soon!
Chrissy Glenn, D.O.
Associate Program Director