About the Residency Program - Wheeler Health Residency Program

Our Mission

The Wheeler Residency Program’s mission is to provide a high-quality patient-centered training and mentoring environment in an innovative Federally Qualified Health Center. We strive to empower our residents to become clinical leaders in health care and in their communities. 

Our Vision

The Wheeler Residency Program will be the program of choice to help new graduates become strong, competent, patient-centered clinical practitioners.

The program will achieve this through clinical preceptors/mentoring and didactic sessions, developing independent clinicians who are equipped to manage the diverse and complex medical and social needs of our patients.

These clinicians will support patients under their care to grow, change, and live healthier, productive lives and enhance Wheeler's goal of providing excellence in care through integrated medical and behavioral health treatment. 


  • March 1, 2024 - Open applications. Please note that applications require an essay (see below).
  • April 30, 2024 - Close applications
  • May 2024 - Interview day(s)
  • June 1, 2024 - Signed contracts completed
  • Fall 2024 - Beginning of residency
    • September 9 - Orientation
  • Program runs through August 

Application and Essay Question

Please click here to apply. Please be prepared to answer this essay question:

"Discuss your motivations and interests in pursuing a community health residency with Wheeler Health."

Sample Weekly Schedule Blocks

  • Monday
    • Primary Care residents - Specialty Clinic
    • Psychiatry residents - Child and Adolescent Continuity Clinic
  • Tuesday
    • Primary Care residents - Mentor Clinic
    • Psychiatry residents - Adult Outpatient and TMS Continuity Clinic 
  • Wednesday
    • Didactics and learning
    • Cohort time
    • Administration
  • Thursday
    • Primary Care residents - Continuity Clinic
    • Psychiatry residents - Adult Outpatient and Spravato Continuity Clinic
  • Friday
    • Primary Care residents - Continuity Clinic 
    • Psychiatry residents - Speciality Clinic

Specialty Clinics

Once a week for six weeks.

  • Primary Care residents
    • Pediatrics
    • Addiction medicine
    • Psychiatry / Behavioral health
    • Gender-affirming care
    • Mobile Family Health & Wellness Center
  • Psychiatry residents
    • Department of Children and Families-funded programs
    • Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
      • Training and certification (provided by Neurostar University)
    • Spravato (esketamine) therapy
    • Behavioral health
    • Adult, child, and adolescent, psychiatry including forensics, congregate care, and addiction psychiatry
    • Primary care and addiction medicine
  • And other elements from Wheeler's more than 120 programs and service tracks, across the state

Elements of the Wheeler Residency Program

  • Scheduled Lectures / Didactics
  • Mentoring
  • Case-Based Learning, When Residents Present Cases
  • Grand Rounds, with CME
  • Journal Club
  • Quality Assurance / CQI Project
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