Rural Psychiatry Residency Welcome

We are excited to introduce the Rural Psychiatry Residency program, located in beautiful Pittsburg, Texas! The Rural Psychiatry Residency program was developed in 2020 with the overarching goal of providing increased access to high quality mental health services in rural East Texas while simultaneously training the next generation of exceptional psychiatrists. Scroll down to view […]

Rural Psychiatry Residency Curriculum

PGY1 Family Medicine – 2 months Internal Medicine – 2 months Inpatient Adult Psychiatry – 6 months Inpatient Geriatric Psychiatry – 2 months PGY2 Neurology – 2 months Forensic Psychiatry – 1 month Addiction/Detox – 1 month Consult/Liaison – 2 months Outpatient Behavioral Clinic – 6 months PGY3 Outpatient Behavioral Clinic – 6 months Psych ER – 2 months PGY 4 Community Psychiatry – 2 months Consult […]

Rural Psychiatry Residency Application

Apply Now All residency applicants must apply through ERAS. Only applications submitted through ERAS will be reviewed. The following guidelines are used by the Residency Selection Committee to identify applicants to be interviewed and possibly considered for final ranking and/or eligibility for appointment: Graduate of an accredited LCME or AOA medical school Medical School Date of Graduation cut-off […]

Rural Psychiatry Residency Faculty and Staff

Program Leadership Arunditi Xantus, MD Program Director Associate Professor of Medicine Child/Adolescent & Adult Psychiatry Cindy Harrison, BA, C-TAGME Program and Education Manager Teaching Faculty Ushimbra Buford, MD Child/Adolescent Psychiatry Program Director, General Psychiatry Adult Psychiatry Jeffery Matthews, MD Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Health Ralph de Similien, MD Associate Professor of Psychiatry John […]

Rural Psychiatry Residency Program

Our newly-accredited Rural Psychiatry Residency Program is rural training at its finest, with the perfect blend of educational opportunities positioned amid a number of medically-underserved counties in the Northeast Texas region. The large percentage of medically-underserved counties in Northeast Texas lack – yet need – better access to healthcare in general, and the University of […]