Welcome from the Chairman

Welcome to the Department of Psychiatry and Health Behavior at the Medical College of Georgia. Our 2018-2019 academic year has been very successful. We had a full match in adult psychiatry, child psychiatry, health psychology and forensic psychology.

This past year was marked by the approval of our Addiction Medicine fellowship by the ACGME, and our graduation of our second class of addiction medicine fellows.  Departmental faculty have been actively publishing 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. New faculty are expected to join our ranks later in the summer of 2019 in mental health epidemiology and child psychiatry. We continue to recruit for excellent faculty candidates through the process of Conrad -30 J-1 Visa waivers, and we are expecting new faculty to join us in the fall of 2019 through this process.

If you are a patient, we invite you to look at our Clinical Programs page, 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. Also, refer to the video, "About the Department," to learn more details.

If you are a potential trainee, please look at the “Psychiatry Residency and Fellowship Training” link in our menu.

If you are a potential faculty recruit, 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. Thank you and have a great day.

photo of Vaughn McCall, MD, MS

Vaughn McCall, MD, MS

  • Professor and Case Distinguished Chairman

About the Department

2019 Update from Dr. Vaughn McCall