Psychiatry Residency

Spokane Residency Program

This is a photo of all six Spokane Psychiatry residents for 2016-17.

Welcome to the six 2016-17 residents of the Psychiatry Residency of Spokane (L-R): second-year residents Sadeed Jawad, Christine Prato and Meghann Sprague and first-year residents Lisa Ann Siino, Brian Sweatt and Nicole Burkette Ikebata.

The Providence Psychiatry Residency in Spokane, WA is a new, four-year ACGME-accredited Psychiatry Residency Program, affiliated with the University of Washington. It was developed after 20 years of experience in training psychiatry residents under its predecessor program, the Spokane Track of the University of Washington Psychiatry Residency program.

This independent, community-sponsored program will continue to provide an outstanding education in psychiatry, adhering to the Common and Psychiatry-specific requirements of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Our primary goals for resident training are to ensure our graduates go into a variety of practice areas with the best possible, balanced training available; are excellent clinicians; and accomplished and innovative educators. Part of our mission will be to recruit graduates to remain in the area as colleagues so that access to psychiatric care for the underserved in our region can be expanded.

Since it was established in 1992, the long term goal of the Spokane Regional Track of the ACGME accredited University of Washington Psychiatry Residency Training Program was to create an independent psychiatry training program with academic rigor, diverse training exposure and experienced educators in the field of psychiatry and the behavioral sciences. We have achieved this goal and are excited to begin a new, independent psychiatry training program, based entirely in Spokane.

These are exciting times to begin a career in the region! Undergraduate medical education is gaining momentum and there is a newly-established College of Medicine at Washington State University Spokane. Just this year, there has been expansion of the first-year medical cohort to 40 students and this campus is fast becoming a vibrant hub for both teaching and research.

New developments include plans for a community-focused Teaching Health Center on at WSU Spokane. This will be a multidisciplinary teaching center where psychiatry residents will join family medicine, internal medicine, sports medicine, pharmacy, nursing, physical and occupational therapy and social work students to provide truly innovative collaborative care.

We have a strong emphasis on training residents who are prepared for a changing health care delivery model, with an outpatient focus on integrated psychiatric care within a primary care setting. Residents have extended exposure to the breadth of community psychiatric needs, including geriatric, forensic, addiction and child psychiatry settings. Our graduates will be able to competently serve their respective community—whether they decide to pursue fellowship opportunities in these areas or not. Fellowships in Child and Adolescent, Addiction, Geriatric Psychiatry and Psychosomatic Medicine are available in Washington State, at the University of Washington.

Providence Psychiatry Residency Spokane is committed to providing residents with strong psychotherapy training, with specific expertise in teaching intensive short term dynamic psychotherapy (ISTDP). There is a particular emphasis on integrating and balancing medication management and psychopharmacology with psychotherapy with the knowledge that both modalities are more effective and cost-efficient when combined.

Contact Us:

Linda Barkley
Program Coordinator
SHMC: M, T, Th, F
SHMC Ph: (509) 474-4744 Fax: (509) 474-4746
STHC Clinic: Wed
STHC Clinic Ph: (509) 626-9963