The Psychiatry Residency Program at Northern Light Acadia Hospital exists to train the next generation of leaders in the delivery of mental health care.
To this end, we will provide the didactics, direct clinical experiences, and research opportunities that will prepare our residents to master the theories, neurobiological bases, and psychodynamic underpinnings of all aspects of psychiatric care across the lifespan.
This knowledge base must be built on a foundation of caring, respect, dignity, and belonging for every patient, family, and community member we have the privilege of serving, regardless of race, gender identity, religion, national origin, age, physical ability, or sexual orientation.
Thus, our curriculum, which will run through all four years and touch all aspects of training, will invite the residents to learn more about themselves as they become life-long learners in the areas of justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Finally, we are committed to the principle that all caregivers must themselves be well-versed in self-care. Our program will provide specific resources as well as promote the importance of a work-life balance.