Citrus Health Network received program accreditation from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME); making it the first Federally Qualified Health Center in the country accredited to host a residency education program in psychiatry.
Citrus Health Network was accredited as a sponsoring institution by the ACGME in October 2014.
Now, the Hialeah-based Federally Qualified Health Center becomes only the sixth allopathic psychiatry residency education program in the state of Florida.
The ACGME is a private professional organization responsible for the accreditation of about 9,500 residency education programs. The ACGME accredits residency programs in 140 specialty and subspecialty areas of medicine.
In partnership with the Florida International University Herbert Wertheim College of Medicine, the goal of the Citrus Health Network residency program is to create a stimulating learning environment that produces well-trained and well-rounded physicians. With a unique program primarily based in a Federally Qualified Health Center, Citrus Health Network’s residents will amass a multitude of valuable experiences as they treat and interact with patients of diverse cultural and ethnic backgrounds, and socioeconomic statuses.
Citrus Health Network, Inc. was founded in 1979 as a community mental health center dedicated to serving mentally ill individuals and their families. In 2004, Citrus Health Network became a Federally Qualified Health Center, expanding services to include primary health care in addition to mental and behavioral health. Today, Citrus Health Network continues to provide services to more than 30,000 adults and children annually across a broad range of health services and community-based programs.
Prospective residents can contact the Citrus Health Network Office of Education and Training at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about the Psychiatry Residency Program.