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. 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, residents obtain experience in crisis intervention,
risk assessment and consultation. Other psychiatry training sites include
the KDHCD Rural Clinics, Tulare County Mental Health, Tulare County Recovery,
Kingsview Behavioral, and Tulare Youth Service Bureau.
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