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Message from the Program Director

Dear Applicant,

It is my great pleasure to welcome you to the Dignity Health St Joseph's Medical Center Psychiatry Residency Training Program in Stockton, California. We are thrilled that you are interested in training with us. 

We are a community-based program, developed in partnership with the oldest state hospital in California, Napa State Hospital (founded in 1875).  Our mission is to train psychiatrists who provide the highest quality of care for the medically under-served, under-insured, and culturally diverse communities of San Joaquin County, California State Institutions, the VA system, and Northern California. Our primary training sites include St. Joseph's Medical Center, St. Joseph's Behavioral Health Center, Napa State Hospital, Touro University Medical Group and the outpatient clinics at the VA. Our residents receive comprehensive training in all aspects of psychiatry, in a variety of different clinical settings, and learn to care for a diverse group of patients with varied socioeconomic backgrounds.

We have an expanding set of dedicated faculty with extensive clinical experience and diverse backgrounds.  Most of our core faculty have sub-specialty training in Child Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry, C/L Psychiatry, and Public Psychiatry. 

Our robust didactic curriculum includes high-yield topics in Psychopathology, Psychopharmacology, Psychotherapies, Child Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry, Research & Quality Improvement, PRITE, and Board Review Series. The acme of our program's curriculum is residents participation in weekly didactics with Dr. Stephen Stahl. In addition to these academic activities, our program's monthly Mortality & Morbidity Conferences, Journal Clubs, Case Conferences, and Seminars, along with our residents' presentations, augment the overall graduate medical education experience. 

The respective research divisions at Napa State Hospital and St. Joseph's Medical Center are devoted to promoting scholarly activities and quality improvement projects among residents. We collaborate with Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine; their academic teaching further enriches our faculty development projects. Residents will have adequate opportunities to engage in scholarly activities under the guidance of our clinical or research faculties.  

We are committed to recruiting a diverse group of residents and providing a supportive environment for their wellness and professional and personal growth through teaching, mentorship, and scholarship.

I invite you to visit our program and explore all the available opportunities for your training. I appreciate your interest.  We look forward to talking with you in person. 


Amarpreet Singh MD, MBA
Interim Psychiatry Residency Program Director