Training Sites

building photoUniversity Behavioral
Health Center
920 Madison, 2nd Floor
Memphis, TN  38163

The University Behavioral Health Center is the new clinical and academic home of the Department of Psychiatry and is located at 920 Madison Avenue on the second floor. It houses the offices of the faculty and residents in the outpatient clinic.

Memphis VA Medical CenterMemphis VA Medical Center
1030 Jefferson Avenue
Memphis, TN 38104
(901) 523-8990

Founded in 1922, the Memphis VA Medical Center (VAMC) is an affiliate of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center and one of its primary adult teaching hospitals.  It offers quality healthcare for the changing medical, surgical, and quality of life needs of the Mid-South men and women who so proudly served our nation.

Over 196,000 veterans from 53 counties in western Tennessee, northern Mississippi, and northwest Arkansas visit the VAMC for a variety of physical and mental health needs.  New programs include those for traumatic brain injuries, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), suicide prevention, and more.

The Memphis VA hospital provides treatment to acutely disturbed psychiatric patients on a 23-bed psychiatric service that is staffed on a multidisciplinary basis by the Department of Psychiatry, Division of Psychology, College of Nursing, and School of Social Work. Resident assignments include the psychiatric inpatient and outpatient services, consultation-liaison services, alcohol and drug rehabilitation programs, and medical inpatient services, including neurology.

Regional One HealthRegional One Health
877 Jefferson Avenue
Memphis, TN 38103
(901) 545-7100

Regional One Health (ROH) was established in 1829, making it the oldest health system in Tennessee.  In addition to being the home of the Elvis Presley Trauma Center, Regional One Health also includes several other Centers of Excellence in Burn, High-Risk Obstetrics, and Neonatal Intensive Care (NICU).  

ROH is the largest medical and surgical teaching site for the University of Tennessee Health Science Center.  More than half of Tennessee's doctors will receive some, if not all, training at ROH.  The partnership between Regional One Health and the University of Tennessee Health Science Center includes the UT Regional One Physicians group, the largest teaching physician group of its kind in the Mid-South.

The Regional Medical Center of Memphis (The Med) is a large metropolitan hospital complex staffed by the University of Tennessee, Memphis faculty that gives psychiatry residents their first systematic exposure to crisis intervention techniques in the active psychiatric emergency room. Psychiatric consultation is also provided to medical and surgical units.

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Memphis Mental
Health Institute
951 Court Ave
Memphis, TN 38013
(901) 577-1800

The Memphis Mental Health Institute is one of five state psychiatric hospitals in Tennessee and serves the Memphis community. MMHI admits almost exclusively patients who cannot be admitted to area private hospitals. The patients often have chronic mental illnesses and many have histories of multiple hospitalizations. Most of the patients are referred on an involuntary basis because of an acute episode which poses a risk of danger to themselves or others. Some are referred from the court for a pre-trial evaluation, and a few are referred because of a medical need for detoxification from alcohol or other substances.

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Lakeside Behavioral Health System
2911 Brunswick Road
Memphis, TN 38133
(901) 377-4700

Lakeside Behavioral Health System is a 305-bed facility that provides specialized behavioral health and addictive disease services to children, adolescents, young adults, adults, and seniors.  The facility is located on a 37-acre campus in northeast Shelby County.

It offers programs to provide treatment for bipolar disorder, psychological trauma, depression and anxiety, mental illnesses, suicide intervention, alcoholism, drug addiction, and substance abuse.

Fellows learn the basics of acute inpatient psychiatry, to comprehensively assess and treat children and adolescents who are acute, with different modalities including crisis management, pharmacology, individual family and milieu therapy.

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Contact Us

Psychiatric Residency Training Program

920 Madison, Second Floor
Memphis, Tennessee 38105
Phone: 901-448-6400
Fax: 901-448-8294
Iverson Bell Jr., M.D., Director

Leigh Ann Barns,
Phone: 901-448-2302
Fax: 901-448-1477