Rural Psychiatry Track
We offer an optional fourth year Rural Psychiatry Track approved by ACGME. Residents interested in rural psychiatry practice may want to consider this as an option during their fourth year of training.
Our partner in the Upper Peninsula (UP), Marquette General Hospital , is the sole provider of specialty care for that region of the state. Psychiatrists from Marquette provide care to many rural community mental health centers in the UP. Marquette is approximately 400 miles from Lansing in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. The UP has a population of about 350,000. Residents live in Marquette, the largest city with a population of 50,000. They rotate with psychiatrists at Marquette General Hospital, which is the tertiary care institution for the UP and provides inpatient adult psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, outpatient psychiatry, and addiction treatment services. This track trains individuals in rural psychiatry and is an interesting and useful way to prepare for rural practice. We currently have five psychiatry graduates of the MSU program practicing in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan.
Our residents also have the option of doing some rotations in Marquette, Michigan. Residents attend seminars given in East Lansing via two-way interactive television.