Psychiatric Residency

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Psychiatric Residency

Ozark Center, the area’s largest and most comprehensive behavioral healthcare provider, employs 525 people and serves 14,000 patients annually. The mental health division of Freeman Health System, Ozark Center is committed to continuous quality improvement and strives to accept all people as equal citizens in our community.

  • 4-year program
  • Designed to develop residents’ abilities in all aspects of psychopathology and psychiatric care
  • Educational opportunities, including clinical conferences (as required by AOA Standards)
  • High-volume setting providing significant hands-on experience paired with an equally strong academic program
  • Outstanding and dedicated teaching physicians at Ozark Center and Freeman Health System (medical rotations)

Competitive salary and benefits

  • Program year 1: $44,000
  • Program year 2: $45,000
  • Program year 3: $46,000
  • Program year 4: $47,000
  • Annual housing allowance of $10,000
  • Health, vision and dental benefits
  • Educational and book stipend
  • Paid professional membership fees, including college fees, Missouri Association of Osteopathic Physician and Surgeons and training licensure fees
  • Paid time off
  • Malpractice insurance and comprehensive liability insurance

How to apply

  • Applications only accepted through Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS)
  • On-site rotations encouraged but not required
  • Interviews conducted mid-October through December
  • Ozark Center Psychiatric Residency number is 62768
  • Please indicate Psychiatric Medicine Track on ERAS application


Sheila Collier
Residency Coordinator

Nauman Ashraf, MD
Interim Program Director