Since its inception in 1943, the USC Psychiatry Residency Training Program has had exceptional strength in public sector and community psychiatry. Over the years, our department has greatly expanded clinical, teaching, and research opportunities for our residents.
The training program is primarily based at two state of the art medical centers: the Los Angeles County (LAC) + USC Medical Center and the private Keck Hospital of USC. These clinical facilities and associated sites provide unparalleled exposure to a rich and diverse clinical population. Our highly dedicated faculty take great pride in their roles as educators and mentors. Most importantly, our residents are dedicated learners, clinicians, teachers, and scholars, who are critically involved in all aspects of our program. They are our greatest ambassadors!
We look forward to sharing our program with you at this important and exciting time in your career.
Residents are employees of the County of Los Angeles. Resident salaries are determined in negotiations between their legal bargaining unit, the Council of Interns and Residents (CIR), and the LAC Department of Health Services.
For residents starting October 1, 2022:
Subsequent raises each October 1 of current contract as below:
Oct 1, 2023
Starting Oct 1, 2024
$10,000 annual housing allowance
$2,000 for interns progressing to second residency year
$1,180 per year. Additional $500 yearly for conference costs, $150 yearly for poster printing, and free biostatistician consultation
$28 per day at LAC+USC Medical Center, $21 per day at Keck Hospital of USC; meals are reimbursed during off-campus rotations at $27 per day
Provided at no cost at LAC+USC Medical Center and Keck Hospital
Up to 24 days paid vacation each year
Up to 8 days per year
Professional liability insurance
Provided (Los Angeles County self-insures)
Allowed starting PGY3 year for residents in good standing
Choice of several offered plans; family coverage available at additional cost
$2,000 term policy is provided; additional insurance may be purchased