The General Psychiatry Residency at MMC is certified by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education for four years of postgraduate training. We are part of an excellent tertiary care hospital with over 200 house officers in 20 residency and fellowship programs, including a child psychiatry residency training solidly integrated into the hospital setting. The Department of Psychiatry is part of a system of care that is delivered not only at MMC but also at Spring Harbor Hospital, a state-of-the-art 100-bed psychiatric hospital 4.5 miles from MMC.
The MMC has an academic affiliation with Tufts University School of Medicine and offers the best aspects of patient care and academic stimulation. Residents are involved in teaching medical students from Tufts and from the nearby University of New England. Residents are also actively involved in department governance and decision-making, participating in department retreats and quality improvement projects, and having formal representation on departmental committees.
We are very interested in furthering the practice of psychiatry within New England-particularly in Maine. We have special options for rural psychiatry rotations while offering community-based training experiences in Portland. We are proud of our program and take great pleasure in the success of our graduating residents.
Welcome from the Program Director
Welcome to the MMC psychiatry residency program! Through these pages, we hope to inform you about the many reasons why the psychiatry residency program at MMC is one of the best in New England. If we are successful, you will begin to get a feel for why we feel lucky to live, learn, and work here. Training at MMC combines the knowledge base of an academic teaching hospital with the patient base and profile of a large community hospital. We see a wide range of psychiatric diagnoses in multiple settings. We are fortunate enough to have a med-psych inpatient unit, one of only 48 in the country, which offers an excellent training experience in the problems of the elderly or medically ill with psychiatric problems. Our residents also have training experiences at our off-site psychiatry hospital in general adult psychiatry, teen and child psychiatry, and developmental disabilities, as well as outpatient psychiatry and addictions medicine. Our training faculties are dedicated to excellent teaching and clinical care, and bring a range of experiences and training from across the country. Our residents go on to find the whole spectrum of psychiatry open to them; our residents have become community-based psychiatrists across the country, as well as some who go on to nationally-ranked fellowship programs in forensics, child psychiatry, and geriatric psychiatry.
By way of disclaimer, I did my residency here long ago… the precise dates are locked in the archives, but my current status is roughly PGY-30. I have kept at it here in Maine for so long because I love working with residents, who give me hope for the future of psychiatry, and because teaching justifies the eternal student in me. We look forward to meeting you!
George McNeil, M.D.
Program Director, Psychiatry Residency