Residency Program

PRITE Program

About The Program

The University of Southern California Psychiatry Residency Training Program aims to train psychiatrists from diverse backgrounds who are expert in providing culturally-competent, evidence-based, comprehensive care to patients from across the social, economic, and cultural spectrum who are dealing with complex, comorbid conditions (psychiatric, substance use, medical, legal). While the program aims to imbue all residents with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required to care for psychiatrically complex patients, it also provides those who are interested with training to become administrative leaders, clinician educators, and clinician scientists. Graduates will thus be able to advance mental health care by providing direct patient care in psychiatric settings, consultation-liaison services (inpatient, integrated outpatient, and telepsychiatry), and physician leadership in academic centers, healthcare organizations, and policy and advocacy initiatives.

Commitment To Diversity

Our department is committed to attracting and nurturing a diverse community dedicated to providing culturally informed, high quality behavioral healthcare to a multicultural population. Both in our work environment and clinical practice, we embrace diversity across multiple dimensions, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and religion. Our department provides a safe, inclusive environment, and through our clinical services, educational programs, research studies, and policy initiatives, we are committed to addressing health care disparities for historically marginalized groups; to combating racism and anti-Blackness at all levels; and to promoting and ensuring social justice.

Our History

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In 1878, the Los Angeles County (LAC) Board of Supervisors purchased 77 acres and built a 100-bed hospital to serve the population of central and northeast Los Angeles County. In 1884, the LAC Medical Center entered a partnership with the University of Southern California (USC) School of Medicine to provide both clinical services and graduate medical education programs. The LAC+USC Medical Center quickly became the largest public health care facility and training center in Southern California and one of the largest in the nation. In 1913, the LAC+USC Medical Center began offering psychiatric services, and in 1943, the first psychiatry residents began their training.

Program Leadership

Isabel Lagomasino, MD MSHS

Isabel Lagomasino, MD MSHS
Residency Program Director
Vice Chair for Education

Darin Signorelli, MD

Darin Signorelli, MD
Associate Program Director

Charles Manchee, MD

Charles Manchee, MD
Assistant Program Director