We believe it is the goal of the psychiatrist to understand not only the patient's illness but the much larger context of the patient's life. This necessitates an appreciation of biological, psychological, and social factors and an interest in the patient's life story. We embrace and teach current advances in neuroscience, and we assert that learning psychotherapy is vital to residency training. We are committed to teaching residents to thrive in the evolving medical climate, and to respond to community needs. At the same time we are dedicated to maintaining our identity as medicine's most humanistic specialty.
George N. McNeil, M.D.