Program Director's Welcome

Psychiatry Residency
Image: Steven P. Cuffe, M.D., FACPsych
Steven P. Cuffe, M.D., FACPsych
Program Director

Welcome to the Psychiatry Residency Program in the department of psychiatry at the University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville. This four-year program is accredited through the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, or ACGME. We are proud of our program, and pride ourselves in providing an outstanding training experience in psychiatry.

Our program provides a comprehensive, clinically rich environment for you to learn your chosen profession. Rotations emphasize experiences in a variety of settings that include the full range of patients with psychiatric disorders. You will learn under the supervision of our seasoned psychiatrists trained at some of the country’s finest programs. Residents receive rich clinical education on rotations at our outpatient psychiatry clinics, UF Health Jacksonville hospital and with our highly respected community partners: Baptist Medical Center, Wolfson Children’s Hospital, Gateway Community Services (addiction services), Sulzbacher Center (a homeless shelter with a strong mental health treatment and a street psychiatry outreach program) and Renaissance Behavioral Health (a community mental health agency).

Areas of particular strength include child and adolescent psychiatry (with early exposure in the PGY-2 year), addictions and community psychiatry. Residents will graduate with a thorough knowledge of psychiatric assessment, differential diagnosis, biopsychosocial formulation and treatment planning (including psychopharmacology, assertive community treatment and mulitiple forms of psychotherapy).

When you complete our training program, you will not only be an excellent psychopharmacologist, but also a psychiatrist well-rounded in psychosocial interventions such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavior therapy, and psychodynamic psychotherapy. Moreover, residents will have the opportunity to participate in clinical research and develop your own research ideas.

We invite you to learn more about our program faculty by further exploring our website. We wish you the best of luck in your future endeavors in the field of psychiatry. Please do not hesitate to contact us if we can offer additional assistance.

Steven P. Cuffe, M.D., FACPsych
Chair, Department of Psychiatry; Program Director, Psychiatry Residency; Clerkship Director
University of Florida College of Medicine – Jacksonville