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Psychiatry Residency Program

From the Program Director

Thank you for your interest in our Psychiatry Residency! We are excited that you have chosen to become a psychiatrist. Here at Chicago Medical School at Rosalind Franklin University (CMS/RFUMS), we have a long tradition of training residents to become outstanding clinicians, teachers, and researchers, so that you might go forth and advance the field of psychiatry.

At the heart of our residency lies one single question - what is the educational value of any given activity? This central tenet drives all our resident programming. From the selection of training sites to provide a mix of patient populations, to the confidence developed through being on call, our residency is known throughout the greater Chicago area and beyond, to generate psychiatrist with the highest degrees of initiative and independence.



  • On a weekly basis, we have a full protected day devoted to didactics, taught by faculty who are themselves both the pioneers and inheritors of trailblazing neuropsychiatry philosophy. This didactics day also serve as an important gathering day for the residents, allowing for passing down experience and passing on fresh insights.
  • Likewise on a weekly basis, we have a dedicated psychotherapy clinic beginning early on in the residents' training; it is not unknown for residents to have psychotherapy patients that they work with for the duration of their training - an unparalleled opportunity in contemporary psychiatric practice.
  • As both a medium-sized program and department, you will find a very collaborative environment here. We boast a high faculty-to-resident ratio, and chief residents and program directors alike have open door policies for problem solving.
  • You will gain access to our network of program graduates, a striking number of which are now academic faculty, medical directors, and chief administrators, in- and out-of-state.

We look forward to speaking with you and showing you how CMS can help you develop during this next phase of your career!


Paul Hung, MD
Program Director
Assistant Professor