Psychiatry Medical Residency Program



The Authority Health Psychiatry Medical Residency program is a four-year AOA accredited postdoctoral training program based in the Metropolitan Detroit area. The goal of the program is to develop superbly trained general psychiatrists who will have a working understanding of the needs and problems of a low-income urban population with severe and chronic psychiatric disorders and multiple co-morbid medical conditions.

Residents train in settings that include community mental health centers, a psychiatric hospital and importantly, in federally qualified health centers where we are developing models of integrated care. Residents will become expert in coordinating psychiatric care with family physicians, internists and other health care professionals who provide care for medical conditions. They will understand new developing systems of care that will include both psychiatric and medical care.

How to Apply: 

  • The Psychiatric Residency program at Authority Health accepts applications through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) and participates in the National Resident Matching Progam (NRMP) and AOA matches.


The following are responses to Frequently Asked Questions about applying to our program that you may find helpful:

  1. Do you participate in the NRMP match?  Yes, the NRMP number for the categorical psychiatry program is:  1920400C0
  2. Do you have minimum USMLE or COMLEX scores?  No.
  3. How do I apply?  Applications are accepted through the Electronic Residency Application System (ERAS).
  4. How many letters of recommendation do you require?  Three.
  5. What is the time frame for applying?  Applications are accepted from August through January.
  6. Do you accept osteopathic and allopathic graduates?  Yes.
  7. Do you accept international graduates?  This application year, the program is unable to sponsor applicants needing visas.
  8. Do you accept both the USMLE and the COMLEX? Yes, we will accept either the USMLE or the COMLEX
  9. Do you need to have completed USMLE Step 2 or COMLEX Level 2 in order to apply?  No, we will review applications without USMLE Step 2 scores, however, we must have documentation of your successful completion of Step 2 CK and CS by the time of your interview.
  10. Do you offer observerships/audition rotations?  No, at this time we are unable to accommodate observerships/audition rotations.
  11. Do you have a maximum number of years since graduation from Medical School?  No we do not have a limit to the number of years since graduation; however,  we do not consider applicants who have not been active in a clinical setting for a period of 2 years or more.
  12. Is the Authority Health program approved to train VA eligible residents?  Yes


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Program Details

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Program Director

drcarey4Theadia Carey, M.D., is the Program Director for the Authority Health Psychiatry Program.

The Psychiatry Program Director is Theadia LaRue Carey MD, MS. She is certified in general psychiatry and addiction psychiatry by ABPN. She also has Addiction Medicine certification by the American Board of Addiction Medicine.  Dr. Carey, is a native Detroiter. She has two Bachelor of Science degrees in Biological Sciences and Psychology from Wayne State University.  She has a Doctor of Medicine and Masters of Science in Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences degrees from Wayne State University School of Medicine. Dr. Carey completed her psychiatry residency and addiction psychiatry fellowship at University of Michigan.  Following graduation, Dr. Carey accepted a position as Medical Director of the Substance Use Disorder Clinic a the Ann Arbor Veteran Affairs Healthcare Center. She was the director of the Advanced Fellowship in Substance Abuse Treatment at the Ann Arbor VA.  Dr. Carey is committed to improving the treatment of individual with severe and persistent mental illness including substance use disorders in Detroit. Therefore, she works for Development Centers a non-profit community mental health clinic as medical director and staff psychiatrist.




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Contact Information

Tamika Contreras
(313) 346-5235 |

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Sample Rotation Schedule

The typical first-year resident schedule includes:

  • 2 months: inpatient medicine
  • 2 months: outpatient family medicine/internal medicine
  • 2 months: neurology completed with an affiliated neurologist
  • 6 months: inpatient psychiatry completed at one of our affiliated hospitals

The typical second-year resident schedule includes:

  • 2 months: substance use disorder treatment
  • 4 months: consultation liaison psychiatry at one of our affiliated hospitals
  • 2 months: child and adolescent psychiatry
  • 2 months: forensic psychiatry
  • 2 months: geriatric psychiatry and emergency psychiatry


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