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Program Director

Application Deadline: January 31, 2020

The George Washington University Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is seeking a Program Director for our psychiatry residency for the upcoming July 1, 2020 academic year.  Our GWU residency has been fully-accredited in April, 2019 for 27 residency positions, with commendation for compliance with ACGME program requirements and no new citations.  Our GWU residency has been notable for its leadership in promoting humanism in psychiatry through a curriculum anchored in social neuroscience research.  Our residency has received national recognition in cultural psychiatry and global mental health, including the 2016 Creativity in Psychiatry Education Award from the American College of Psychiatry.  The Washington metropolitan area is a rich setting for psychiatric training with extraordinary ethnic diversity, close proximity to the National Institute of Mental Health, and available collaborations with national and international governmental and non-governmental agencies headquartered in Washington.  A detailed description of our department and residency is at www.gwupsychiatry.org


Our Program Director reports to the departmental Chair and represents our residency program within the GWU School of Medicine and Health Sciences.  The Program Director provides educational leadership through ongoing design, implementation, and evaluation of a residency curriculum aligned with the department’s Education Strategic Plan and meeting ACGME program requirements.  Program Director responsibilities include recruitment, mentoring, and evaluating the professional development and clinical competencies of our residents.  The Program Director collaborates with other faculty members in fostering a strong program of scholarship by residents.  The Program Director is supported by 18 full-time psychiatry faculty and approximately 200 clinical (adjunct) faculty who provide teaching, clinical supervision, and other educational support for our residency.


Program Director requirements include ABPN Certification in General Psychiatry and eligibility for unrestricted medical licensure in the District of Columbia.  A record of academic leadership, scholarship, or administration of an accredited training program is desired.  Please send CV and cover letter to:


James Griffith, M.D.

Leon M. Yochelson Professor and Chair

Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine

2120 L Street, NW #600

Washington, DC 20037

E-Mail:  jgriffith@mfa.gwu.edu

Office:  (202) 741-2879

Contact Information:

James Griffith
Leon M. Yochelson Professor and Chair
2120 L Street, NW
Suite 600
Washington, DC 20037