General Psychiatry Residency

The General Psychiatry Residency at MMC is certified by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education for four years of postgraduate training. We are part of an excellent tertiary care hospital with over 200 house officers in 20 residency and fellowship programs, including a child psychiatry residency training solidly integrated into the hospital setting. The Department of Psychiatry is part of a system of care that is delivered not only at MMC but also at Spring Harbor Hospital, a state-of-the-art 100-bed psychiatric hospital 4.5 miles from MMC.

The MMC has an academic affiliation with Tufts University School of Medicine and offers the best aspects of patient care and academic stimulation. Residents are involved in teaching medical students from Tufts and from the nearby University of New England. Residents are also actively involved in department governance and decision-making, participating in department retreats and quality improvement projects, and having formal representation on departmental committees.

We are very interested in furthering the practice of psychiatry within New England-particularly in Maine. We have special options for rural psychiatry rotations while offering community-based training experiences in Portland. We are proud of our program and take great pleasure in the success of our graduating residents.

Message from our Program Director

Welcome to the MMC psychiatry residency program! Through these pages, we hope to inform you about the many reasons why the psychiatry residency program at MMC is one of the best in New England. If we are successful, you will begin to get a feel for why we feel lucky to live, learn, and work here. Training at MMC combines the knowledge base of an academic teaching hospital with the patient base and profile of a large community hospital. We see a wide range of psychiatric diagnoses in multiple settings. We are fortunate enough to have a med-psych inpatient unit, one of only 48 in the country, which offers an excellent training experience in the problems of the elderly or medically ill with psychiatric problems.

Our residents also have training experiences at our off-site psychiatry hospital in general adult psychiatry, teen and child psychiatry, and developmental disabilities, as well as outpatient psychiatry and addictions medicine. Our training faculties are dedicated to excellent teaching and clinical care, and bring a range of experiences and training from across the country. Our residents go on to find the whole spectrum of psychiatry open to them; our residents have become community-based psychiatrists across the country, as well as some who go on to nationally-ranked fellowship programs in forensics, child psychiatry, and geriatric psychiatry.

Daniel Grant Price, M.D.
Program Director, Psychiatry Residency

About our Residents

Our residents hail from many different undergraduate institutions, including:

  • Smith College
  • University of Denver
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • Bridgewater State College
  • Carthage College
  • Princeton University
  • University of Maine
  • University of New England
  • Harvard College
  • University of New Hampshire
  • Simmons College
  • University of Dallas
  • Berklee College of Music
  • Bowdoin College
  • University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Southern Adventist University
  • Allegheny College
  • Colby College

Their medical degrees have been conferred by a number of different institutions, including:

  • Tufts University School of Medicine
  • University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • Rocky Vista University, College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • University of Missouri-Columbia
  • Albany Medical College
  • University of Texas Health Science Center-San Antonio
  • Wright State University
  • University of Vermont
  • Weill Cornell Medical College
  • Loma Linda University
  • University of Michigan
  • University of South Dakota, Sanford School of Medicine

Our residents have elected to train at Maine Medical Center for diverse reasons, including:

  • “The supportive and collaborative learning environment”
  • “A Boston-quality program in my home state”
  • “Friendly coworkers and supervisors and location”
  • “Diversity of clinical experience and psychotherapy focus in a small, scenic and livable city”
  • “The climate, the ocean and the collegiality of the hospital and residency”
  • “Excellent faculty and staff to work with who display genuine interest in the well-being of both patients and those who care for them.”
  • “A small program with a supportive learning environment”
  • “The 3 P's: People, Portland, and P6”
  • “The emphasis placed on education and life-long learning, the integration of psychotherapy modalities and the variety of clinical experiences”
  • “Great mentorship, diverse psychiatric pathology, the inpatient developmental disorders unit, and a child & adolescent psychiatry fellowship”
  • “To give back to Maine”
  • “Friendly and supportive faculty and staff”
  • “Focus on psychotherapy training”
  • “The residency atmosphere”
  • “The balance of education and clinical duties plus the wonderful people”
  • “To be close to family”