Psychiatry Residency Training Program - Montana Track
Welcome to Big Sky Country!
After spending PGY-1 and PGY-2 in Seattle building a robust foundation in psychiatry, residents will move to Billings, Montana to complete PGY-3 and PGY-4. Billings Clinic, Montana’s largest healthcare organization, hosts the Montana Track and collaborates with partners across the region to provide an exciting and unique training experience.
Montana’s natural beauty is a big draw for visitors from all over the world; however, its mountains, lakes, and wide open spaces also present geographical barriers to citizens trying to access psychiatric services.
Also, Montana is home to two especially vulnerable populations; per capita, there are more military veterans and Native Americans in Montana than in 45 other states. The Montana Track will focus on training psychiatrists who can deliver evidence-based, culturally-informed mental health care in the context of these challenges.
- To inspire psychiatrists to take on leadership roles in health care, acknowledging that mental illness is the #1 cause of medical disability in the U.S.
- To innovate, using best practices and new technologies, when tackling the increasingly complex problems facing our patients.
- To recognize that “doctor” means “teacher” by actively sharing knowledge that will empower our non-psychiatrist colleagues to deliver better mental health care.
- To serve and to advocate for our most vulnerable citizens, ensuring high quality care for every one of our patients.
- To reduce Montana’s suicide rate, which has ranked among the top three in the U.S. for the last 40 years.
What Makes Us Unique?
- Maximum of six residents in Montana (three PGY-3s and three PGY-4s).
- Opportunity to have an out-sized, positive impact right away.
- Immediate integration into a nationally-recognized, multi-specialty clinic that serves patients from Montana, Wyoming, and the Dakotas.
- Project ECHO Billings Clinic
- Psychiatric Stabilization Unit
- Collaborative Care (Integrated Behavioral Health)
- Frontier Psychiatry