Queen's helps recruit psychiatrists to Quinte
A new partnership between Queen’s Department of Psychiatry and Quinte Health Care (QHC) will increase community access to mental health services and provide Queen’s medical students and residents with expanded training and research opportunities.
“It’s a win for Queen’s, Quinte Health Care and the residents of Quinte region,” says Dr. Roumen Milev, head of the department of Psychiatry. “Our students and residents will have the chance to work in community-based and rural settings as part of their training and participate in research under accredited clinicians. The agreement will also help Quinte Health Care recruit and retain psychiatrists, whose services are in need across Southeastern Ontario.”
The Queen’s residents will work alongside Quinte’s team of psychiatrists in the hospital’s 28-bed mental health unit, outpatient clinics, mental health clinics, and community treatment teams and in parent, child and youth clinics.
“With this official agreement, QHC will be able to access specialists and residents-in-training from Queen’s University, as well as participate in leading academic research that the university is conducting,” said QHC Chief of Staff Dr. Mohamed Gaber. “This affiliation will enhance the learning and research opportunities for existing and potential QHC psychiatrists, as well as enhance patient care by providing the most advanced developments in this specialized care area.”
Queen’s Department of Psychiatry plays a major role in providing acute clinical services, specialty care and longer term psychiatric care to patients from across Southeastern Ontario and is a leader in teaching and research in the field of mental illness.