Psychiatry Residency Program Thank you for your interest in the general residency program at the URMC Department of Psychiatry. We are one of the oldest general hospital-based training programs in the country and are the birthplace of the Biopsychosocial model of care. As you explore our program in more detail through this website, we hope that our guiding principles become clear to you: Education is a key mission of the entire Department. Respect for patients and families are the hallmark for everything we do here. Innovation and knowledge creation drive our practice forward. If these ideas resonate with you as a professional and a person, we look forward to meeting you in Rochester.