General Psychiatry Residency
A distinction that sets us apart from other programs is that we’re a relatively small program and residents form close bonds with each other, faculty, and staff; however, we work in the midst of a growing, progressive academic medical center and department with cutting edge research in behavioral and neurosciences. That said, this program is ideal for those who want the comfort of a small program yet like the excitement and challenges of a dynamic university environment.
Another distinction is our balance. While some programs place a great deal of emphasis on the biological approach for the treatment of psychiatric disorders, we provide training for psychiatrists who desire a good balance between psychopharmacology and rational psychotherapeutic modalities. We seek to develop psychologically-minded psychiatrists who provide the highest level of comprehensive, compassionate patient care. Our progressive faculty is committed to leading this effort with active mentoring, research, supervisory, and educational pursuits.
The program is fully accredited by the ACGME for a total of 16 residents. We were just approved to increase our complement, so we will be interviewing for five PGY-I resident positions per year. There are currently 80 faculty members in the department representing the fields of psychiatry, psychology, and social work at OU Medical Center and Veterans Affairs Medical Center. We have 230 adjunct faculty members teaching rotations, grand rounds, and didactics.
The Oklahoma City metro and surrounding areas are rapidly growing and offer a tremendous variety of activities and cultural events to suit everyone’s tastes. On the 2014 Kiplinger Report, Oklahoma City ranked number one for starting a small business and has one of the fastest growing economies among US cities. It offers affordable housing, great climate, excellent schools, minimal traffic, a professional sports franchise, and a major military installation.
On behalf of the department chair, staff, residents, and faculty, we welcome you to Oklahoma City and hope you will consider joining our program.
Charles Dukes, MD Director, General Psychiatry Residency Program Charles Dukes, MD
Residency Program Coordinator:
(405) 271-4488, Ext. 47683
Rotations and Schedule
Collective scores on the PRITE in 2008 were approximately at the 60th percentile.
Our residency program is offered through the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences of the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine. Residents in psychiatry receive their educational experiences at several sites on campus. Meet Our Residents
Kanwaldeep Dhillon, M.D.
Michael Doyle, M.D.
Ivanshu Jain, M.D.
Qaiser Khan, M.D.
Ambreen Rahman, M.D. PGY-II
Christopher Czapla, M.D.
Amar Kirti Dadwal, M.D.
Tarandeep Grewal, M.D.
Andrey Khalafian, M.D.
Natalie Kurkjian, M.D. PGY-III
Asma Hashmi, M.D.
Kalyan Muppavarapu, M.D.
Adil Tumbi, M.D.
Kevin Watson, M.D. (Co-Chief Resident, 2014-15)
Ryan Adams, MD (Co-Chief Resident, 2014-15)
Katherine Chapel, MD (Co-Chief Resident, 2014-15)