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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.

Our Mission

  • 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.

Clinical Opportunities

  • Project ECHO Billings Clinic
  • Psychiatric Stabilization Unit
  • Telepsychiatry
  • Collaborative Care (Integrated Behavioral Health)
  • Frontier Psychiatry