ABOUT the RUHS Psychiatry Residency Program

The RUHS Psychiatry Residency Program is the newest training program in the Riverside University Health System. With its first class of PGY-1 residents started in July 2020, our program has been established with the goal of training excellent, well-rounded psychiatrists invested in providing high-quality care with particular focus on mental health needs of underserved populations.

Residents can expect to receive a thorough grounding in community-based psychiatric care while training in a wide range of venues.  Combined with fostering scholarship and innovation as core professional competencies, our program will prepare residents with the necessary skill set to provide excellent psychiatric care in any setting and for any patient population. Furthermore, for residents interested in careers with advocacy and leadership components, RUHS is an environment that can provide ample opportunity for growth as it seeks to address issues affecting access to care of underserved populations.

Our main training sites are:

  • Arlington campus, 77 bed facility which includes the main emergency and inpatient psychiatric facilities for the County of Riverside. This allows residents to become well versed in addressing a wide range of acute psychiatric issues, and interface with multiple systems of step-down care.
  • The RUHS Medical Center is a state-of-the-art 439-bed county hospital located in Moreno Valley, providing care to the diverse and underserved patient population of the Inland Empire. The primary site for consultation liaison/psychosomatic training, RUHSMC provides residents with an excellent training environment for the interface between psychiatry and other medical specialties.
  • RUHS-Rustin Center houses two outpatient clinics (the RUHS-RC Older Adults Clinic and the Substance Use Clinic), which provide training in core areas such as Geriatric Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry, respectively. They are part of a network of clinics spread throughout Riverside county, and are staffed by several interdisciplinary teams consisting of nursing staff, clinical therapists, social workers, case managers and peer-support specialists. Both clinics provide residents with the opportunity to practice both psychopharmacological and therapeutic management of psychotic, mood, anxiety, and Obsessive-Compulsive disorders, personality and Neurocognitive disorders in outpatient setting, as well as their interplay and overlap of Substance Use and Related Disorders.
  • In addition to the Rustin Center, our residency program’s continuity clinics include Corona Wellness and Recovery Center, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) which also models interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary collaborative patient care. Similar to all RUHS sites, it also serves a diverse patient population in terms of ethnicity, race, and socioeconomic background and culture. During their PGY-3 year, residents train primarily at Corona WRC where they gain exposure to a wide range of medical and psychiatric disorders, in both child/adolescent and adult population.