Residency Program Overview

The Pine Rest Psychiatry Residency Program provides a unique opportunity to work closely with dedicated faculty in a variety of clinical environments.

With over 100 years of behavioral health experience, Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services serves 40,000 individuals each year in inpatient, outpatient and residential services. Surrounded by a beautiful campus environment, psychiatry residents will train in state-of-the-art clinical and educational facilities. Residents will have opportunities to engage in research and train with specialists in child and adolescent psychiatry, forensics, neuropsychiatry, addiction medicine, geropsychiatry and psychosomatic medicine.

The mission of the Pine Rest Psychiatry Residency Program is to provide high quality education and excellent clinical services. The goal is to prepare comprehensively trained psychiatrists for the provision of evidenced-based treatment and compassionate care. We received full accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), in affiliation with the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, in April 2013 and accreditation from the American Osteopathic Association (AOA) in May 2013. We also plan to apply for child and adolescent psychiatry fellowships with an anticipated July 1, 2017 start date.

Founded in 1964, Michigan State University College of Human Medicine is a community-based medical school, providing students with comprehensive training in clinical settings that most closely parallel the environments in which most physicians practice. First and second-year students begin the program in either Grand Rapids or on the campus of MSU in East Lansing. Clinical experience is provided in six community campuses at 13 leading hospitals throughout the state. Students in the Pine Rest MSU College of Human Medicine Psychiatry Residency program can expect to be teaching College of Human Medicine students. For more information, visit the Michigan State University College of Human Medicine Web site at

Residency Suite

A resident conference room, break room and sleep rooms are provided in the new residency suite in the Pine Rest Mulder Center building. See the gallery below for photos of the unit.