Welcome from the Chairman

Welcome to the home page of the Department of Psychiatry and Health Behavior at the Medical College of Georgia.  Our 2016-2017 academic year has been very successful.  This past year was marked by the approval of our American Board of Addiction Medicine fellowship, and our acceptance of our first fellow in Addiction Medicine.  Departmental faculty have received new independent investigator awards in the areas of schizophrenia and in suicide.  The department has been the recipient of generous charitable gifts to support the provision of psychotherapy to children, as delivered by our trainees.  Administratively, we learned how to successfully negotiate the process of Conrad -30 J-1 Visa waivers and are expecting two new faculty to join us in 2018 through this process. Other new faculty are expected to join our ranks later in 2017 in adult clinical psychology and adult psychiatry. We have also just received this year’s new group of trainees in general psychiatry, child psychiatry, addictions medicine, forensic psychology, and heath psychology.


mccallIf you are a patient, we invited you to look at the Clinical Programs link, which, in addition to our standard services, also describes care for eating disorders, dialectic behavior therapy (or DBT) for borderline personality disorder, ECT, and transcranial magnetic stimulation, among other approaches to care.

If you are a potential trainee, please look at the “Residency and Fellowship Training” button on our menu.  Additionally, Please view the video below, "Choosing Psychiatry and Enjoying Teaching It".

If you are a potential faculty recruit in 2017-2018, please note that we are interested in assisting with an application for a J-1 Visa waiver for qualified psychiatrists, and that I would love to hear from you directly at my email address wmccall@augusta.edu

Vaughn McCall, M.D., M.S.
Professor and Case Distinguished Chairman
Department of Psychiatry and Health Behavior