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Residency Overview

The Carle Foundation Hospital Psychiatry Residency Program is an accredited residency affiliated with the University of Illinois College of Medicine. The Psychiatry Residency Program is part of Carle’s outstanding residency training system, which includes a nationally-recognized Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Residency Program, and Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education accredited General Surgery Residency and Family Medicine Residency Programs. The Carle Psychiatry Residency Program is committed to making a difference in the lives of our residents, our patients and the world. Inspired and engaged scholarship; innovation and discovery; and impassioned and insightful patient care happen here.

Letter from the Program Director

Welcome and thank you for your interest in the Psychiatry Residency Program at Carle Foundation Hospital in association with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. We are a hospital-based program with university affiliation offering a offering a world-class medical education and an inspiring residency experience.

Our program received ACGME accreditation in April of 2016 and hosted our first class in July of 2017. We utilize the ERAS application system and the National Residency Match Program (NRMP) process. Please submit all applications for our program through ERAS. We are committed to providing unsurpassed training opportunities for our students, residents and professionals seeking continuing graduate medical education.

You will learn from the diverse patient population and highly supportive and knowledgeable faculty. Our Psychiatry Residency Program provides training at four hospitals and affiliated clinics. Sites include a level one trauma center ranked among the nation's best, a community and service focused hospital, a Veterans Administration hospital, and a private psychiatric hospital with residential facilities.

Our curriculum is established to help residents succeed in passing national boards. Contact us to learn more about our psychiatric residency training program.

So come find out more, discover something outside of ordinary in Urbana-Champaign.

Suzanna Kitten, M.D., F.A.P.A
Program Director, Psychiatry Residency Program
Carle Psychiatry
Clinical Associate Professor
University of Illinois, College of Medicine


Our Commitment

We are committed to making a difference in the lives of our residents, our patients and the world. Inspired and engaged scholarship; innovation and discovery; and impassioned and insightful patient care happen here.

Knowledge – graduates acquire new knowledge and skills through lifelong self-directed learning
Nurture – emphasis on the humane application of scientific knowledge
Distinction – providing the highest standards of academic excellence and professional ethics
Care – responsiveness to needs of individuals and the community


What You Will Learn

Our program offers opportunities for in-depth training in a variety of psychiatric areas including psychotherapy training beginning in the first year, inpatient child psychiatry, integrated care, work with the veterans' population, dual diagnosis/substance abuse treatment, and more.

  • Integral research track in conjunction with the world-renowned Beckman Institute at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Interdisciplinary training provided in conjunction with PhD psychology interns, physician assistant students, psychiatric nurse practitioners and medical students
  • Succeed in passing national boards, gaining acceptance in highly competitive fellowships and finding attractive hospital and clinical positions