Combined residency programs are one pathway that prepares an individual to provide integrated care. The first combined psychiatry residency programs were started in the late 1980s and, as of 2019, the number of programs has grown to well over 30 combined programs. There are combined Internal Medicine/Psychiatry, Family Medicine/Psychiatry, Psychiatry/Neurology, and Pediatrics/Psychiatry/Child & Adolescent Psychiatry programs across the US. New combined programs are being added annually. To search for the most updated list of combined residency programs, visit FREIDA https://freida.ama-assn.org/Freida/#/. You can also visit AAMC ERAS https://services.aamc.org/eras/erasstats/par/ and search under ACGME residency - September cycle for “Internal Medicine/Psychiatry”, “Pediatrics/Psychiatry/Child and Adolescent Psychiatry”, “Psychiatry/Family Practice”, and “Psychiatry/Neurology”.
See the maps below regarding the location, as of 2019, of combined programs nationwide.
In addition to combined residency programs, sequential training (which entails completing a residency program in full followed by completing a second residency program) is another way to become proficient and boarded in multiple specialties.
If you are a medical student who would like more information about combined residencies or sequential training, please join AMP as a member and request a mentor. We would love to pair you with a resident mentor who can discuss one-on-one with you regarding combined residencies and sequential training.