Psychiatry Residency & Fellowships

Offering an immersive learning environment, with more clinical exposure, more hands-on experience and greater involvement with patients, including residential, inpatient and outpatient care.

Welcome to Graduate Medical Education at Pine Rest!

In partnership with Michigan State University College of Human Medicine, Pine Rest aims to improve behavioral healthcare through advanced medical education. Our learners receive comprehensive training with experiences in inpatient and outpatient psychiatry, community mental health, residential, emergency psychiatry, and more. Pine Rest is devoted to training psychiatrists of tomorrow by fostering an environment of excellence through our dedication to wellness, diversity and inclusion, patient safety and quality of care, and scholarly activities and research.

Pine Rest currently trains over 50 residents and fellows through our five ACGME-accredited programs that each offer unique learning opportunities to meet your career goals. Our rigorous curriculum, state-of-the-art facilities, and dedicated faculty make Pine Rest your ideal choice for your journey to becoming a psychiatrist. We look forward to connecting with you!

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Psychiatry Residency

No program offers the continuum of care and access to patients that Pine Rest does. Our doctors hold decades of teaching experience and are not only great practitioners, but great educators as well.

Welcome to the Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services Psychiatry Residency Program located in beautiful Grand Rapids, the second largest city in the state of Michigan. We are looking for talented applicants.

Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship

Our program, with its unparalleled access to a wide range of patients, offers the highest quality of training that produces forward-thinking leaders in the field of Addiction Psychiatry. The Pine Rest Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship offers a one-year fully immersive clinical training program for psychiatrists to become experts in diagnosing and caring for people with substance use disorders.

The insights and knowledge our fellows receive, through our experienced staff, will enable them to positively impact the lives of their patients and society at large. Such clinical service is also tremendously gratifying and brings with it many rewards.

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship

No program offers the continuum of care and access to child and adolescent patients that Pine Rest does. Our physician faculty provides enthusiastic, expert and experienced supervision.

Welcome to Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services/ Michigan State University Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program, a comprehensive training experience located in beautiful Grand Rapids, Michigan. Our program seeks to nurture residents dedicated to providing intelligent, compassionate and best-in-class care to their young patients.

Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship

Fellowship trained geriatric psychiatrists are in short supply, demand is rising, and the practice of geriatric psychiatry is full of variety and reward.

Our new geriatric psychiatry fellowship program at Pine Rest is designed to provide the tools necessary to develop expertise in providing care for older adults. You will be called on to hone your knowledge in both general medicine and neurology to inform your psychiatry practice, and to combine knowledge of neural pathways, common and uncommon degenerative and neurodegenerative illnesses, and psychiatric expertise to care for the whole person.

Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship

The Pine Rest Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship is a fully-immersive training program for psychiatrists to enhance their knowledge in mental fitness, medical and employment evaluations, and risk assessment consultations.

Our new forensic psychiatry fellowship program will provide unique learning opportunities for forensic psychiatry fellows. Pine Rest includes a 198-bed psychiatric hospital, several partial hospitalization programs, residential programs, telepsychiatry, psychiatry residency, multiple psychiatry fellowship programs and the Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology Services (FPPS).The forensic fellow will be supported by four fellowship-trained forensic psychiatrists, multiple expert forensic psychologists from the FPPS, and legal experts from the criminal justice system and Cooley Law School.

Our outstanding 200-acre campus sits in beautiful, vibrant and family-friendly Grand Rapids and West Michigan…offering a welcoming environment for families, singles and couples. Plentiful parks, museums, music, club scene and Lake Michigan beaches are just a short drive away!

  • Pine Rest Participating In Global Study Into Treatment For Severe Depression

    Pine Rest Participating In Global Study Into Treatment For Severe Depression

    Study aims to identify genetic variation that contributes to risk of major depressive disorder and response to electroconvulsive therapy Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services is participating in a National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) study related to major depressive…

  • Can suicide risk be detected in the blood?

    Can suicide risk be detected in the blood?

    Five-year, $3.6 million federal grant to fuel search for biomarker-based methods to evaluate suicide risk. The project is the first longitudinal study of its kind, and is a collaboration between Van Andel Institute’s Lena Brundin, M.D., Ph.D., Pine Rest Christian Mental Health Services’ Eric Achtyes, M.D., M.S., and Columbia University Department of Psychiatry’s John Mann, M.D.

  • First Geriatric Psychiatry Fellow Makes Pine Rest Her Home

    First Geriatric Psychiatry Fellow Makes Pine Rest Her Home

    Jessica O’Mara, DO, an alumnus of the first class of the Pine Rest Psychiatry Residency, is currently the first Pine Rest Geriatric Psychiatry Fellow and has accepted a position as geriatric psychiatrist on the older adult unit starting July 1, 2019.

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