Overview

  • Montana’s first-ever psychiatry residency program.
  • An intimate training experience, with three residents per year, or a total of twelve residents across all four years.
  • Residents spend PGY-1 and PGY-2 in Seattle, WA and complete PGY-3 and PGY-4 at the Billings Clinic in Montana.
  • Billings, Montana hosts two other medical residencies, including an internal medicine residency at the Billings Clinic and a family medicine residency at RiverStone Health, a local community health center.
  • In 2016, Outside Magazine ranked Billings, MT as the #1 “Best Place to Live”.
  • Our purpose is to promote health and recovery among individuals with mental illnesses and substance use disorders by treating every patient and every colleague with empathy and dignity, while fostering a safe and supportive environment in which we come together to teach, learn, and deliver outstanding psychiatric care.

Training Opportunities at The Billings Clinic

  • All clinical sites in Billings are walking distance from one another.  Yes…walking distance.
  • The Basics
    • 44 inpatient psychiatric beds, with about 1/3 dedicated to youth aged 5-17 years and 2/3 dedicated to adults.
    • Up to 25 patients served in our youth partial hospitalization program.
    • The state’s largest outpatient psychiatric practice.
    • The state’s most comprehensive behavioral health team, including 12 psychiatrists, 5 nurse practitioners, and 1 physician assistant.
  • The Features
    • Project ECHO Billings Clinic, with 5 active clinics providing tele-mentoring and teaching support across the state.
    • Montana’s first emPATH Unit, aka. “emergency psychiatric assessment, treatment, and healing unit”, a specialized observation unit designed to reduce ED waiting times and deliver high quality acute psychiatric are.
    • Billings Clinic is the hub of the Eastern Montana Telemedicine Network, one of the country’s first providers of telepsychiatry services.  The Billings Clinic has been providing telepsychiatry services since 1993.
    • Billings Clinic introduced the Collaborative Care Model, the gold standard for integrated behavioral health, in 2017 as part of CPC+, a prestigious CMS funding initiative.
    • Interventional psychiatry, including ECT and triple chronotherapy.
    • Early Psychosis Intervention Clinic, or EPIC Montana, a state-funded initiative led by the Billings Clinic to provide treatment to patients with early onset psychosis.
    • Psychiatric Urgent Care Clinic, an outpatient service that provides access to psychiatric assessment and treatment services within 24 hours.
    • Experiences in leadership, policymaking, and systems change initiatives.