Training Sites

920 Madison

University Behavioral
Health Center

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.


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Memphis Veterans
Administration Hospital

The Memphis VA hospital a modern 750-bed general 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. Adjunctive services include recreational therapy, occupational therapy, and a full range of medical and surgical consultative resources. Resident assignments include the psychiatric inpatient and outpatient services, consultation-liaison services, alcohol and drug rehabilitation programs, and medical inpatient services, including neurology.

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Regional Medical
Center of Memphis

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

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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St. Francis Hospital

St. Francis Hospital is a JCAHO approved hospital with 4 inpatient units located on the 14th, 15th, and 16th floors of a General hospital (General Adult, Geriatric, Child, Adolescent). The admission office, called the Clinical Assessment Center, handles a standardized assessment and insurance approvals for all admissions, and sees walk-ins and Emergency referrals for psychiatry. Trainees are responsible for the University of Tennessee cases admitted in the hospital and work with the CAC to improve assessment skills during their rotations.

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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
Email: ibell@uthsc.edu

Leigh Ann Barns,
Coordinator
Phone: 901-448-2302
Fax: 901-448-1477
Email: lbarns@uthsc.edu