Integrative Psychiatry Program

Noshene Ranjbar, MD Associate Professor Department of Psychiatry, noshene@psychiatry.arizona.eduTraining Director: Noshene Ranjbar, MD
Associate Training Director: Amelia Villagomez, MD
Program Coordinator: Calli Ferguson
Effective Dates: July 2023-June 2024

The Integrative Psychiatry Program at the University of Arizona has evolved since its inception in 2015. Currently the content is integrated into the general residency curriculum, with additional training available as an elective for PGY 4 residents and virtual observers from other institutions.

ACGME Milestones for Psychiatry training emphasize competency in the area of patient care, medical knowledge, practice-based learning and improvement, and professionalism. One goal for training is to become a psychiatrist who serves as a role model and teacher of compassion, integrity, respect for others, and sensitivity to diverse patient populations. A goal under medical knowledge includes knowing drug-supplement/herb interactions. One milestone that is evaluated for residents is “accountability to self, patients, colleagues and the profession” with subsection for fatigue management and work balance.

Amelia Villagomez, MD, Clinical Assistant Professor & Co-Director

Integrative Medicine broadly defines a clinical paradigm that is patient-centered, healing-oriented, health promoting, and embracing of appropriate therapeutic approaches whether they originate in conventional or complementary medicine (Dodds et al, 2013). It reaffirms the importance of the therapeutic relationship, focuses comprehensively on the whole person, and renews attention to healing (Institute of Medicine, 2009b). Practitioners are called to exemplify and commit themselves to self-exploration and self-development. Mind body medicine, which is an important component of integrative medicine, particularly emphasizes and provides skills for provider wellness, self-awareness, reflection, and compassion toward the self and others.

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Calli Ferguson
Program Coordinator, Integrative Psychiatry Program
University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson