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Oklahoma State University

Psychiatry Residency

Program Director Welcome

Welcome to the Oklahoma State University family, home of the Psychiatry Medicine Residency! We hope you find our website full of specific information about our residents, faculty, alumni and staff. All of the information about our curriculum, salary, benefits and training facilities can be found throughout this website. My hope is that you not only find the information needed but that you are able to see what makes our training environment at OSU such a wonderful place as you accomplish your goals and dreams of becoming a clinical psychologist!

Our academic sponsorship by Oklahoma State University, combined with our status as one of the largest training hospitals in the United States, means that our residents get the “best of both worlds.”  Our diverse and extremely talented faculty wear many hats: they teach at state and national meetings, are recognized leaders in the community and are passionate advocates for whole-person-based primary care.  All of our residents learn full-spectrum psychiatric medicine, which includes counseling training, community support medicine, and tremendous experience in mental health and addiction-based clinical care. At the same time, our Oklahoma State University connection gives our residents access to significant academic resources and medical student teaching opportunities right here in Tulsa, a haven of Southern comfort and cosmopolitan style in the expansive Oklahoma plains.

We recognize that there are a multitude of excellent psychiatric medicine training options in the country.  Why choose us?  One simple answer – the people. We are passionate about what we do and whom we serve.  When we ask residents, faculty, and staff what they most like about our residency program, the answer is universally “the people” and the sense of belonging to a learning community that feels like a family.  We want to continue to attract people who share our dedication to serving those who need it the most.  If you are committed to caring for the underserved and seek training in an academically rigorous yet “hands-on” learning environment, please be sure to contact us.  We look forward to sharing our enthusiasm with you. 

Sincerely,

Stephen Brasseux, M.D.

Program Description

The Residency in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Oklahoma State University is designed to provide a comprehensive and broad-based education in clinical psychiatric diagnosis and treatment. The didactic portion of the curriculum is organized to present a body of knowledge which comprises current thought in psychiatry. The clinical exercises and experiences are organized to provide clinical expertise in evaluation of the entire range of psychiatrically ill patients and competence in psychiatric treatment, using the fundamental modalities of therapy currently available. Recent graduates of our program have felt well prepared for academic psychiatry, private practice psychiatry, or public sector psychiatry. It is the mission of our program to produce excellent clinicians and leaders in all realms of psychiatry who can face the challenges of psychiatry in the contemporary era.