Adena Health
Psychiatry Residency Program

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Frequently Asked Questions

Is Adena Health’s Psychiatry Residency Program ACGME-accredited?

Yes, our program received Continued Accreditation effective February 14, 2020.

Is the program participating in “Osteopathic Recognition?”

At this time, we do not plan on pursuing Osteopathic Recognition.

Does the program consider DO and MD residents?

Candidates should apply through ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service). 

Does the program consider International Medical Graduates (IMGs)?

Yes. Candidates should have graduated from medical school within two years prior to the start of residency and must be ECFMG-certified.

Is the program competitive?

Yes. Typically we receive 450+ applications for three positions.

Do you sponsor visas?

Currently, we do not sponsor any type of visa.

Do you have a minimum COMLEX/USMLE score requirement?

Although we have no minimum score requirement for applications, we carefully review performance on both Step 1 and 2 scores.  The majority of candidates invited to interview score above the national average.

Should I apply to your program if I failed COMLEX/USMLE on a prior attempt?

In most situations, we require passage of the COMLEX/USMLE on the first try.  Although all applications are reviewed, the number of attempts for passage is strongly considered.

Does the program offer Observerships?


What does a typical day look like for the residents?

This depends on the rotation.  Throughout the day, residents work in the hospital or in a clinic depending on their individual rotation schedules.  Residents are excused from rotation from 12-4:30PM on Tuesdays so that they can participate in Noon Lecture/ Psychiatry Didactics.

How many days do residents work per week?

On outpatient and inpatient psychiatry rotations, residents work Monday through Friday.  On the inpatient medicine rotations during PGY I, residents should expect to work two out of four weekends within a block.

Do residents take call?

Yes, at home-call.  Residents share call responsibilities while on inpatient psychiatry rotations. Most residents report low call volume while on call. This responsibility is usually shared amongst three residents.

Where do residents live?  Is there a proximity requirement?

Because we do not require residents to take on-site call, they may choose to live as close or as far from the hospital as they want.  Some residents live in Chillicothe; however, some in the Columbus area too.  

Does your program allow moonlighting?

Second and third-year residents are permitted to moonlight on a case-by-case basis.  For more information, contact the Program Director.