Rx for Montana mental healthcare: psychiatry training
An opinion piece in the June 21 edition of the Billings Gazette advocates for the creation of a psychiatry residency training program in Montana.
The editorial writers note that a residency trainining program could help improve access to psychiatric care. It might start to remedy the lack of mental health providers to assist military veterans and other people in the state. The newspaper suggests that such program be done in collaboration with the University of Washington, Veterans Affairs and local Montana clinics and hospitals.
Dr. Suzanne B. Murray, director of the UW psychiatric residency program, is quoted in the piece. She discusses the Boise track of the UW psychiatry residency.