Our Philosophy

The UCLA-Olive View Psychiatry Residency Training Program is community-based, county-supported, and academically-oriented, and we aim to provide our residents with an outstanding education of great breadth and great depth via active learning in multiple settings where they gain mastery in caring for patients from a broad diversity of backgrounds, with a special focus on underserved and disadvantaged populations. We recognize and value the importance of communication, collaboration, and community in this endeavor, and these pillars guide the mission of our program.

Our philosophical approach to residency education emphasizes the development of a strong foundation in biological, psychosocial, cultural, and psychotherapeutic concepts to facilitate clinical excellence in our trainees, who bring a broad diversity of backgrounds and experiences that we believe greatly strengthens our program. We expect that at the conclusion of their residency education, our graduates will be adept at drawing on a clinical toolkit that has been well-stocked with evidence-based somatic, diagnostic, and therapeutic interventions. Our residents gain comprehensive experience and training in multiple settings, including inpatient units in community and academic hospitals, a robust consult-liaison service, a dedicated psychiatric emergency room, a university student health center, and community-based outpatient clinics in which they have opportunity to evaluate and care for their patients on a longitudinal basis using a variety of treatment and psychotherapeutic modalities. Complementing this training, a critical component of how we facilitate the success of our residents is through individualized mentorship and opportunities to support the development of their scholarly and clinical interests.

Ultimately, our goal is to train humanistic, compassionate, and clinically outstanding psychiatrists who will thrive in a broad spectrum of career trajectories, including clinical practice in any setting, medical education, research, advocacy, and administration and leadership.

 

 

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