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We appreciate your interest in the General Psychiatry Residency Program of Palmetto Health and the University of South Carolina School of Medicine. We are proud of our program and are committed to ensuring that it remains at the forefront of the ever-changing fields of medicine and psychiatry, encompassing the latest developments in medicine and health-care delivery systems.
Psychiatry is truly a dynamic discipline. There continue to be rapid advances in our understanding of psychiatric illness and wellness. Knowledge concerning psychiatric disorders and their treatment is proliferating at a rapid rate and psychiatrists are challenged to integrate this new knowledge into their practice to stay up-to-date.
Healthcare delivery systems are rapidly evolving as well, with managed care the norm rather than the exception. Despite these changes, we believe it is important to recognize the uniquely personal and emotional nature of illness. Our specialty remains at the forefront of medicine's effort to treat the whole patient, including biological, social, cultural, and psychological dimensions.
Our residency training program offers tremendous opportunities for academic and professional growth. We have gained a reputation as a high-quality, medium-sized program that promotes individual growth and opportunities for professional advancement. We aim to produce psychiatrists who are both knowledgeable and confident in all areas of psychiatry, including patient care, research, and systems development. Our goal is for graduates to complete our program desiring and striving to improve the quality of life in our patients.
At the core of our educational program is personal attention provided to each and every resident. We believe you will find our program exciting and challenging — an excellent opportunity to prepare for your future. We thank you for your interest and look forward to meeting with you when you visit Columbia.
Craig Stuck, M.D.
Department of Neuropsychiatry and Behavioral Science
University of South Carolina School of Medicine