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Position: Program Director of the Psychiatry Residency Program
Location: Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex: Plano, TX
Status: Full-time, Employed, Salaried Position
Company: Texas Health Plano
Specialty: Psychiatry / Behavioral Health; Graduate Medical Education (GME); Residency Director
Salary + Benefits:
 Competitive Pay; Comprehensive Benefits Package & Retirement Options; Relocation Assistance

GME Psychiatry Residency Program Director Opportunity Description

Texas Health Resources (THR), the nation’s highest-ranked health system and Fortune’s Top 10 Best Company to Work For®, lives a mission to improve the health and wellness of the people within its communities. Our system, one of the largest in the United States with 28 hospital locations and more than 350 access points across the greater Dallas-Fort Worth (DFW) region, cares for more patients than any other health care provider in North Texas. We continually invest in new technologies, therapies, and facilities to advance care for the many patients we serve.

A growing investment in the future of medicine in North Texas: Texas Health has invested significantly toward the expansion of graduate medical education (GME) programs — creating a total of 350 residency slots overall — and is seeking a seasoned physician educator to spearhead the creation of Texas Health’s first Psychiatry Residency Program, and the third PSY program in North Texas. The founding Program Director of the Psychiatry Residency Program at Texas Health Plano (THP) will be supported by a growing number of accomplished, energetic faulty members and will have the opportunity to implement innovative ideas for training, curriculum, scholarship, and clinical services. Our strong partnerships with academic affiliates and clinical partners across North Texas are committed to helping address the physician shortage and increasing accessible psychiatric care to North Texans.

Texas Health GME programs presently available include three ACGME-accredited internal medicine residencies (a primary care specialty identified as an area of physician workforce need) and a general surgery residency. Texas Health Plano ranks among the Best Hospitals in the Nation by U.S. News & World Report.


Position Summary:

The Psychiatry Residency Program Director is responsible for the leadership, organization, operation, and general administration of the Psychiatry Residency Program sponsored by Texas Health Plano. The Program Director establishes the strategic direction of the program and is responsible for the standards, quality, and reputation of the program. The Program Director is expected to integrate the program with physician practices and hospital clinical services in a manner that enhances value, quality, and promotes an optimal environment for professional practice and medical education.

Projected Timeline: Once hired, the Program Director will complete the ACGME application and gain approval for the program, establish rotation schedules, recruit faculty and ultimately successfully recruit the first group of residents through the 2023 match for a July 1, 2024 start. Individuals from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Professional Qualifications:

The successful candidate must be an MD/DO who is Board-certified/-eligible in psychiatry (ABPN-certified or hold credentials deemed equivalent to Certification by the ACGME’s Psychiatry RRC) with a minimum of three (3) years of demonstrated clinical competence as a practicing physician; documented educational and/or administrative abilities is required.


Program Highlights:

  • Dedicate no less than 50% academic time to the administrative and educational activities of the Psychiatry program.
  • This position will be employed by TeamHealth, Texas Health Plano’s contracted provider for psychiatric clinical services. Benefit from acute behavioral health services backed by one of the nation’s largest providers of hospital-based services.
  • Medical student, resident, and interprofessional teaching alongside national leaders in psychiatric education and research. Strong collaborations with the psychiatric services: the inpatient hospital services and emergency services.
  • Seay Behavioral Health Center: The 48-bed inpatient psychiatric unit on THP campus had 1,300 admissions and average inpatient psychiatric census of 25 patients. Approximately 8,700 outpatient visits per year at both the Seay Center and THP’s four behavioral health outpatient clinics.
  • Seay Behavioral Health Programs: Adolescent MH-PHP; Adult CD-PHP; Detoxification; and Inpatient programs.
  • Highly competitive compensation package including generous CME, educational resources, clinician wellness program, and faculty development funding.
  • AHRQ listed Patient Safety Organization and Designated as a Magnet® hospital.
  • High quality of life and low cost of living in the fastest-growing region: North Texas and the DFW area rank among the Best Cities to Live in America (Plano ranks No. 9).
  • Employee engagement and physician engagement scores that are among the highest in the system.
  • Large and diverse patient population provides exposure to rare, common diseases and behavioral health conditions.

Application Instructions:

For immediate and confidential consideration, please inquire with an updated copy of your CV and a letter of interest. All inquiries should be sent to Kurt Voelker: and/or 

Kurt Voelker
Sr. Search Consultant – Academic Psychiatry
Kaye/Bassman International Corp.
Phone: (972) 265-5306 – Direct
Email: and/or    

THR proudly offers a full range of benefit options to enhance overall wellbeing through competitive and comprehensive packages designed to support the employee and their family.

Kaye/Bassman has partnered with Texas Health Resources to fill this position for the Department of GME. Texas Health Resources is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.