Director's Statement

Thanks for your interest in our residency program.

Henry Ford Health System is internationally recognized for its commitment to providing quality evidenced-based care. Henry Ford is home to 90 residency and fellowship programs. Our patients represent a wide breadth of diagnostic diversity, making Henry Ford an ideal place to train. Psychiatry residents work along with multidisciplinary teams of psychologists, nurses, social workers, administrators and students who come to learn and work at Henry Ford. One of the greatest strengths of our department is a collegial working environment. Our residents are actively involved in residency governance and work to shape our program to meet changing demands of a dynamic health care environment. We provide an opportunity to balance structured supervision with a high degree of practice autonomy, allowing each resident to develop their personal style, while also helping them exceed core training competencies. This web-site is intended only as an introduction to our Program, its clinical sites, curriculum, specialty tracks, the current resident group, and life in Detroit. We are proud of what we can offer, and hope this introduction conveys our sense of enthusiasm for the work we do. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We look forward to hearing from you.

Esther O. Akinyemi, M.D.
Residency Training Director
Henry Ford Hospital/Wayne State University
Clinical Assistant Professor
Wayne State University School of Medicine

Geriatric Psychiatrist
Henry Ford Health System

Consultation and Liaison Psychiatrist
Henry Ford Health System

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