Contact us

If you have any questions, or would like to speak to someone directly about our program, please contact Joanne Fama, or call (954) 724-6540.

How to apply

Please contact Joanne Fama for application information.

Our program

University Hospital and Medical Center Psychiatry Residency is a 4 year, ACGME Accredited, Psychiatry resident training program. We are located at University Hospital and Medical Center in Tamarac, FL. University Hospital and Medical Center is a 317 bed Acute Care hospital including 60 inpatient psychiatry beds with 4 inpatient psychiatric units, including a specialized Child and Adolescent unit and Geriatric unit. The residency program was founded in 2012 and currently has 32 total funded positions.

Opportunities at our residency include but not limited to; experience in Geriatric Psychiatry, Child and Adolescence Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry, Consult Liaison, Electric Convulsive Therapy, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, Ketamine and Emergency Psychiatry. The programs’ goal is to create well trained Psychiatrist’s with a variety of education training opportunities to prepare residents for the evolving and challenging field of Psychiatry. 

The training program includes robust didactic education including, Psychopharmacology, Neurobiology, Psychotherapy, Forensics, DSM review, PRITE review, Journal club, Case presentations, Simulation lab, and weekly live interview for first year resident’s to interview patients in front of our Program Director, peers receiving feedback on the interview of the patients and their treatment plan creation.

Curriculum and rotation schedule

1st Year

  • Inpatient Medicine (3 Months)
  • Emergency Medicine (1 Month)
  • Neurology (2 Months-Cleveland Clinic Florida)
  • Partial Hospitalization Program/ECT
  • Child and Adolescent Inpatient Psychiatry
  • Geriatric Inpatient Psychiatry
  • Adult Inpatient Psychiatry

2nd Year

  • Emergency Psychiatry- Days
  • Emergency Psychiatry- Nights
  • Adult Inpatient Psychiatry
  • Partial Hospitalization Program/ECT
  • Consult Liaison Psychiatry
  • Child and Adolescent Inpatient Psychiatry
  • Continuity Clinic

3rd Year

  • Outpatient Clinics- Adults/Geriatrics/Child and Adolescent/Substance Abuse/TMS

4th Year

  • Junior Attending
  • VA Electives
  • Electives

Salary and stipend

1st Year

  • $52,770

2nd Year

  • $54,270

3rd Year

  • $55,770

4th Year

  • $57,270

Other benefits

  • 20 Days PTO
  • Free Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner in Hospital Cafeteria
  • Cell Phone and Service
  • Laptop
  • Educational Expense Reimbursement
  • ACLS/BLS Training
  • Training License paid by Program
  • Access to purchase HCA Medical/Dental/Vision/Disability/Life Insurance with employer assistance
  • 401k Matching
  • HCA Stock Purchase Program
  • The Hospital will provide worker’s compensation insurance, consistent with the hospital’s benefit program.