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Clinical Rotations

As the largest healthcare provider in Michigan, with over 90 graduate medical education programs, our burden in designing our clinical curriculum was not how to scrap together enough valuable learning experiences but, rather, figuring out how much of what Beaumont has to offer could be included in just four years of training. We chose learning experiences that ensure residents have exposure to diverse patient populations, in terms of both demographics and diagnoses. Because Metro Detroit is fortunate to be one of the most diverse areas in the world, residents have the opportunity to train at various training sites, all within relatively close proximity to each other. Residents will have the privilege to serve people of all ages, genders, ethnocultural, religious and socioeconomic backgrounds. They will help people with depression, anxiety, psychosis, mania, addiction, dementia, developmental disabilities, and various other mental health concerns. Additionally, the benefit of a university-affiliated community-based residency is that residents get exposure to various hospitals and clinics, which will make them more knowledgeable and adaptable in their future careers. Some rotations are in blocks to provide concentrate intensive training in a particular area while others are longitudinal rotations to allow for continuity of care. Residents are also welcome to participate in electives, both internally and outside core training sites. Compared to most other programs, our residents will have extra opportunities to develop expertise in psychotherapy, developmental disabilities and community mental health. Our philosophy is to expose residents to all types of people and services that exist across mental healthcare, and help them hone their personal interests and achieve their personal goals.

Schedule for the Clinical Rotations
Schedule for the Clinical Rotations


We believe very strongly in having a comprehensive, biopsychosocial curriculum. We have color-coated the courses to ensure and to demonstrate that this is happening. Historically, psychiatry residencies have been divided into “biomedical” or “psychotherapeutic” programs. At Beaumont, we think this way of thinking is antiquated. The debate is over: it is not nature vs. nurture, it is always nature and nurture. Our curriculum reflects the philosophy that, to be a competent, modern biopsychosocial psychiatrist, one must understand neurobiology and psychopharmacology, psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral principles, and social determinants of health (e.g., socioeconomics, culture, trauma). Another thing that we pride ourselves on is that we have a number of clinician-educators—with varying degrees, specialties and seniority—that enthusiastically volunteer to teach residents. We are not the type of program that only has a small number of junior faculty members that are forced to teach. We love teaching. It is not something we have to do, it is something we want to do. It is not something extra on top of our real job, it is our real job. Finally, we are excited to be innovative in our curriculum. Our courses, seminars, case conferences and journal clubs aim to be fun and interactive whenever possible.

Schedule for the Didactic Courses
Schedule for the Didactic Courses
Map of Beaumont Psychiatry Residency training sites

Beaumont Psychiatry Residency Training Sites

Beaumont Behavioral Health

Beaumont Behavioral Health (BBH) is a state-of-the-art facility with 144 inpatient psychiatry beds, a 24/7 assessment center, and partial hospitalization program. BBH opened in 2022, consolidating the Beaumont Health system's preexisting 87 adult psychiatric beds with room to grow, including adult units cohorted by acuity, a geriatric unit, a new med-psych unit, and 24 new child & adolescent psychiatric beds. Beaumont is the largest health system in Michigan, offering complete adult inpatient psychiatric care in an environment that promotes mental wellness. BBH will accept voluntary and involuntary psychiatric patients from surrounding institutions (including the numerous hospitals, clinics and emergency departments in the Beaumont system). A wide range of individual and group therapeutic modalities exist, including psychopharmacology, psychotherapy and integration with nursing, social services, and occupational and recreational therapy programs. Residents receive their PGY-1 and PGY-2 inpatient psychiatry, and PGY-4 administrative psychiatry training in the hospital. The hospital is also the main site for the psychiatry residency program administration and for weekly academic half-days, including departmental grand rounds, case conferences, and didactic courses for all PGY levels.

Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak

Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak is a 1,109-bed major academic and referral center with Level I adult trauma and Level II pediatric trauma designation. More families visit the Emergency Center at Beaumont, Royal Oak than any other emergency center in Michigan. A major teaching facility, Beaumont, Royal Oak has 42 accredited residency and fellowship programs with 476 residents and fellows. It is the clinical affiliate of the Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine. Residents receive training in consultation & liaison psychiatry, emergency psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, women’s mental health, and child & adolescent psychiatry at Beaumont Royal Oak and its affiliated ambulatory clinics, such as the outpatient psychiatry clinic, the Hough Center (specializing in eating disorders), and the Center for Human Development (specializing in developmental-behavioral pediatrics, child and adolescent psychiatry, psychology, and speech/language pathology).

Beaumont Hospital, Dearborn

Beaumont Dearborn (a.k.a. Oakwood) has proudly served a diverse community in southeastern Michigan since 1953. With 632 beds, it is a major teaching and research hospital and home to over 10 graduate medical education programs. It serves as a clinical campus for Wayne State University School of Medicine medical students. The hospital is certified as a Level II trauma center and accredited by the Joint Commission as a primary stroke center. The hospital is also known for clinical excellence and innovation in the fields of orthopedics, neurosciences, women’s health, heart and vascular and cancer care. Residents receive inpatient medicine and neurology training at Beaumont Dearborn and affiliated ambulatory clinics, including the Center for Exceptional Families (which specializes in developmental pediatrics and pediatric rehabilitative medicine).

Beaumont Hospital, Taylor

Beaumont Taylor is a 180-bed community-based teaching hospital, providing education for residents and fellows in 5 graduate medical education programs. The hospital offers multiple specialty services, including 24-hour emergency care, wound care and hyperbaric oxygen therapy, surgical pavilion, orthopedic surgery, pain management clinic, inpatient physical medicine and rehabilitation, and full-service radiology. Residents receive brain injury medicine training at Beaumont Taylor.

Easterseals MORC Michigan
Easterseals MORC Michigan
Easterseals MORC Michigan
Easterseals MORC Michigan

Easterseals MORC Michigan is an autonomous affiliate of the Easterseals National Office, providing services since 1920. Easterseals employs 900+ staff members and hundreds of volunteers who have a heartfelt commitment to helping people with disabilities and their families with a wide range of services. In addition to psychiatry, psychotherapy, case management, rehabilitation and job-training, Easterseals offers a variety of services to help people with disabilities address life's challenges and achieve personal goals. With over 22,000 individuals served per year, Easterseals is the largest community mental health service provider in Michigan and one of the only to provide services for both adults and children, as well as for the Oakland County Jail. Specialized services include autism, intellectual developmental disabilities, first episode psychosis, substance use, trauma, home-based and school-based mental health services, feeding and dressing challenges, fine and gross motor difficulties, speech and language impairments, Spanish-speaking services, geriatric activities of daily living assessment and intervention, veteran family services, Assertive Community Treatment, Dreams Unlimited Clubhouse, community-based case management and support for all ages. Residents receive outpatient psychiatry (adult, geriatric, and child & adolescent psychiatry), forensic psychiatry, developmental disabilities, and administrative psychiatry training at Easterseals.

Michigan Institute for Neurologic Disorders (MIND)

The MIND clinic is one of the region's leading providers of care for a full range of injuries and disorders of the brain, spine, and nervous system. With state-of-the-art technology and cutting-edge resources on site, MIND is a one-stop shop for the diagnosis, treatment, and management of adult and pediatric neurological disorders. MIND is also a training site for the Beaumont Neurology Residency Program. Residents will be responsible for performing clinical assessment, treatment management, case presentation, communication with outside health professionals, and documentation. Common clinical experiences include performing neurological examinations, neurocognitive disorder screening, and management of a diverse clinical spectrum of diagnoses, including neurodegenerative disorders, delirium, cerebrovascular diseases, seizures and neuropathies. Residents will receive their outpatient neurology training at the MIND Clinic.

Beaumont Center for Human Development

CHD is an ambulatory clinic affiliated with Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak. With a staff including developmental-behavioral pediatricians, child and adolescent psychiatrists, psychologists, and speech and language pathologists, CHD diagnoses and treats children and adolescents with autism, attention-deficit hyperactive disorder, articulation disorders, dyslexia, learning disabilities, apraxia, social dysfunction and other developmental delays. Residents receive child & adolescent psychiatry, and developmental disabilities training at CHD.

Beaumont Center for Exceptional Families

CEF is an ambulatory clinic affiliated with Beaumont Hospital, Dearborn. It specializes in developmental-behavioral pediatrics and pediatric rehabilitative medicine. Services include physical and neurological examinations, psychological testing (e.g., IQ testing, autism diagnostic testing), behavioral and rehabilitative therapies (e.g., applied behavioral analysis, speech and language pathology, physical and occupational therapy, sensory therapy), and management of a diverse clinical spectrum of physical and developmental disabilities. Residents rotate at CEF during their child & adolescent and developmental disabilities rotations.

Apex Behavioral Health

Apex is one of the largest, multidisciplinary mental health organizations in Southeastern Michigan, with dozens of psychiatrists, psychologists, and psychotherapists. It provides outpatient services and manages specialized contracts with the State of Michigan Corrections Department. Apex treats children, adults and elderly with depression, anxiety, panic disorders, OCD, PTSD, adjustment issues, bipolar disorder, grief, traumatic experiences, work-related stress, ADHD, stress, grief, schizophrenia, medication-assisted treatment for substance use disorders, and more. Apex is one of the sites at which residents will receive their outpatient child & adolescent psychiatry training.

Beaumont Medical Center, Westland

Westland Medical Center is an ambulatory clinic affiliated with Beaumont Hospital, Wayne. It is a training site for Family Medicine Residents. Psychiatry residents doing their outpatient medicine training will be scheduled at this busy suburban office with a racially, socially, and economically diverse patient population. The clinic offers various services include a thriving family-centered maternity care practice, obstetric and pediatric care, adult and geriatric care, x-ray facilities, full-service procedure rooms, vasectomies, colposcopies, endometrial biopsies, supportive psychotherapy, and urgent care including splinting, casting and suturing. Under supervision, residents provide comprehensive integrated medical care. This includes everything from well child visits to taking care of four-generation families with medical issues ranging from otitis media to diabetes. The clinic also is integrated, with the support of a psychiatrist, psychologist, and behavioral health consultants.

Mel Bornstein Clinic (MBC) for Psychoanalysis & Psychotherapy

MBC is named for Mel Bornstein, MD, a highly esteemed member and leader in the Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute and Society (MPI), dedicated to the education and training of future psychotherapists. This not-for-profit clinic has offered reduced-fee psychotherapy for many years, with support from the Bornstein family and a grant from the American Psychoanalytic Foundation. Areas of practice include individual therapy, family therapy, child and adolescent therapy, couple’s therapy, trauma, and grief and loss. Residents receive psychotherapy training at MBC.

Hawthorn Center

Opened in 1956, Hawthorn Center is a state facility that provides intensive inpatient psychiatric services to children and adolescents. Hawthorn Center is an important training site for psychiatric residents, psychology interns, students in social work, special education, and nursing. Hawthorn's mission is to provide children and adolescents with evidence based/supported and trauma-informed inpatient mental health services that meet the highest standards of quality. Services are patient centered, wellness oriented, and within the context of a proactive safety culture. As a learning organization, Hawthorn believes in provision of care and treatment by a strong interdisciplinary team open to new ideas and flexible in the delivery of services. Residents receive inpatient child and adolescent psychiatry training in the hospital.

Walter P. Reuther Psychiatric Hospital

Walter P. Reuther Psychiatric Hospital (WRPH) is a state facility that provides treatment, care and services to adults with severe mental illness. Named for a strong advocate of workers’ rights and the Civil Rights Movement, the hospital first opened in 1979. WRPH's mission is to provide integrated inpatient psychiatric care employing a compassionate multidisciplinary team approach and person-centered goals reflecting a culture of safety. Residents receive inpatient psychiatry training in the hospital.

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