Psychiatry Physician - Academics - Program Director Job with Yuma Regional Medical Center in Yuma, AZ

Program DIRECTOR, Psychiatry Residency in Southwest Arizona, between San Diego, CA & Phoenix, AZ

  • Accepts J1 Visas: Yes
  • Accepts H1B Visas: Yes
  • Loan Assistance:Yes
  • Hospital Employee
  • Academic Opportunity:Yes
  • Telemedicine Opportunity:No
  • 12/12/2022
  • 1028829

Yuma Regional Medical Center (YRMC), a 406-bed healthcare system is seeking a  Program Director for our new Psychiatry Residency program. We pride ourselves on delivering high quality, innovative, patient-centered care to our growing community. We have a strong culture of collegiality, mutual respect and a team approach to both work and decision-making. YRMC is a great place to work and Yuma is a wonderful place to call home. Come experience  our friendly staff and team-oriented environment.

Are you a dynamic physician with a passion for teaching? If so, learn more about why this is the right opportunity for you. Take the next step in your career and join us in leading our psychiatry residency program.

About the Position:

  • Combination of precepting, admin time and patient care (carry your own panel of patients) with shared/dedicated inpatient time.
  • Full-time, hospital employed.
  • Ideal start date, January 2023 up to early  summer 2023.


  • A minimum of 3 years’ experience in psychiatry.
  • Residency program leadership or faculty experience is preferred.
  • Must be American Board Certified.

About Our Psychiatry Residency Program

  • New psychiatry residency for an established Graduate Medical Education program.
  • First class of residents to interview November 2023.
  • Initial 4 residents to start the program July 1, 2024.
  • Will add 8 residents over 2 years.

About Graduate Medical Education & YRMC

  • YRMC’s Family Medicine Residency program established on July 1, 2013. That young program of 4 initial residents has grown rapidly, to achieve 24 residents in 2022 and with plans to expand to 36 family medicine residents.
  • In 2019, YRMC embarked on a Sports Medicine Fellowship program and we recently graduated our second fellow in June 2022.
  • The addition of the Psychiatry Residency will continue to develop and expand the graduate medical education presence at our hospital and in the community and surrounding area.
  • Affiliation and academic support from The University of Arizona College of Medicine and Mayo Clinic Scottsdale.
  • YRMC is a fully engaged clinical partner in the Mayo Clinic Care Network.
  • This hospital utilizes Epic EHR and offers a full spectrum of care from inpatient hospitalist services to a vast array of outpatient clinics in various specialties.
  • A new YRMC Health Campus with its own freestanding emergency department, primary care and multi-specialty clinic to open October 2022 in the Foothills area.


  • Medical, dental, vision insurance.
  • Other employer paid benefits include life insurance, short-term disability insurance, long-term disability insurance and identity guard protection. 
  • Malpractice insurance with Tail.
  • 27 Days Paid Time Off = 216 hours annually.   
  • 6 Days Paid Holiday Time (based on an 8-hour day).
  • 5 Days CME annually (based on an 8-hour day) & expense reimbursement up to $3,500.
  • Annual reimbursement for professional fees, licensure & DEA up to $2,500.
  • 401K with employer match up to 4%
  • Generous relocation allowance - up to $15, 000 in reimbursable expenses.
  • Employee discount program
  • Wellness program


  • Strong salaried financial package (commensurate with experience).
  • Faculty stipend.
  • Quarterly quality incentive compensation.

We encourage applications from enthusiastic psychiatry physicians who have a passion for teaching, along with an interest in working with diverse patient populations, and developing unique community health and border medicine teaching experiences.

Come and experience beautiful and vibrant  Yuma, Arizona where the sun shines almost every day and dreary, cloudy days and snow are a thing of the past. Our mild winters average a high temperature of 70 degrees, which allows you to be outside having fun and enjoy the sunshine all winter long.  In addition, everything you need is within a 5 to 15-minute drive with minimal traffic.

Our year-round population for Yuma County is ~ 217,000 residents; however, we grow by an additional 100,000 winter residents who come to enjoy the weather and our community.

Yuma sits on the edge of the Colorado River and borders San Diego, California and Phoenix, Arizona.  Our community is large enough to have everything you need, but small enough that everyone  is like family. Yuma is a great place to live that has so many travel options close by.

  • San Diego, CA and Phoenix, AZ are just over a 2 and a half hour drive away
  • Tucson is just over 3-hour drive  
  • Las Vegas is a little over 4 hours
  • Palm Springs, Los Angeles, Mexico and so many other options are available when you want a quick weekend get-a-way.

Enjoy numerous year-round community activities; such as, block parties, fairs, festivals, concerts, art-walks, farmers markets, culinary dinners/tours and so much more. There are many outdoor activities available in our community with the nearby Imperial Sand Dunes (ATV's, rails & dirt bikes), Colorado River (boating, kayaking, & fishing), and hiking/riding trails (Telegraph Pass/Pilot's Knob), Gateway (Beach) Park and West Wetlands. 

You will find that our diverse community is very warm, friendly and takes an interest in the well-being of one another. Yuma is a place that makes you feel right at home - from the rental car agent at the airport to the gas station attendant, to your server at a restaurant and everyone else you may meet.

Reach out today and join us for a little fun underneath the Arizona sun!