Mission Statement: To train competent, confident, evidence based Psychiatrists who become
leaders and educators in the field of Mental Health and provide exemplary
full spectrum patient care to those in need.
Kaweah Delta Health Care District (KDHCD) is a large organization with
over 400 patient beds, 300 physicians, and 27,000 inpatient admissions.
We are academically affiliated with the University of California at Irvine
School of Medicine (UCI) and accredited by the ACGME (Accreditation Council
for Graduate Medical Education) as a teaching institution.
Our West campus includes a busy, acute 48-bed inpatient Mental Health Hospital
which is an easy 10 minute drive from the main medical/surgical campus.
Our Emergency Department has over 90,000 annual patient visits. Here,
Psychiatric Residents obtain experience in crisis intervention, risk assessment
and consultation. Other psychiatry training sites include the KDHCD Rural
Clinics, Bakersfield Behavioral (inpatient child psychiatry), Porterville
Developmental Center, Tulare County Mental Health, Tulare County Recovery,
Kingsview Behavioral, Tulare Youth Service Bureau, and Turning Point.
As a public, non-profit hospital and federal-designated underserved area,
a key objective for the KDHCD Mental Health Hospital is providing care
to underserved populations; poor, uninsured, immigrant farmworkers, homeless
and the chronically mentally ill. We emphasize integration with primary
care, so patients experience the best in comprehensive, personalized care
for all of their illnesses. We strive to provide patient-centered, evidence-based
care to improve the health of our community.
KDHCD provides significant resources for a successful educational experience.
Our residents work with skilled Faculty Psychiatrists in a stimulating
and supportive environment. We recognize the impact that teachers have
on the careers of their trainees. Both clinical and didactic components
of the programs stimulate professional and personal growth. Our expectations
are high, and we know that yours are as well. We want all of our residents
to achieve their maximum potential.
If you are interested in our exciting program and meet the application
requirements, we encourage you to apply through ERAS at: www.aamc.org/students/medstudents/eras/.
We conduct interviews each Fall and rank applicants each Spring using
the NRMP (National Residency Matching Program). Thank you again for your
interest in our program.
Please visit the other pages of our program and if you still have questions
or need further information, please email