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Message from the Director

We appreciate your interest in the General Psychiatry Residency Training 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 our graduates are prepared to practice psychiatry with diverse patient populations and across systems of care. Psychiatry remains at the forefront of the ever-changing fields of medicine and encompasses the latest developments in medicine and health-care delivery systems. Our specialty remains at the forefront of medicine’s effort to treat the whole patient, including biological, social, cultural, and psychological dimensions. It is quite an exciting time to be a psychiatry resident!

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, clinical teaching, 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.

Ashley B. Jones, MD
Program Director

Kristina Hotz, DO
Associate Program Director