Psychiatry Residency Program

The Texas Institute for Graduate Medical Education and Research (TIGMER) is excited to announce that our new Psychiatry Residency Program in San Antonio,Texas will launch in July 2019. This program holds initial accreditation with ACGME, and we plan to accept 8 residents into the inaugural class. ​

             Please submit your application through ERAS.
           We will be participating in the NRMP Match in 2019.

(We will update this site with additional details in the near future)

Jason Miller, DO
Program Director

Mission, Vision, and  Objectives

The mission of the Pyschiatry Residency Program is to provide excellent clinical training while providing the highest quality health care to our patients.

The vision of the Psychiatry Residency Program is to become the best Osteopathic Psychiatry Residency Program in the Southwestern United States through excellent patient care, continous quality improvement, and outstanding graduate medical education.


General Objectives of the Residency Program:​​

  1. ​​Train residents to provide quality clinical care in a wide range of clinical venues
  2. Expose trainees to the subspecialties medicine in order to obtain a broader understanding of the scope of patient care.
  3. Introduce trainees to ambulatory continuity of care medicine
  4. Create in trainees a proficiency level of excellence in medicine
  5. Develop an organized approach toward the diagnosis of disease.
  6. Apply the principles of evidence-based medicine to the care of patients
  7. Integrate osteopathic concepts in the diagnosis and treatment of patients.
  8. Develop an awareness of health care economics and practice cost containment
  9. Recognize the basis of and the need for humanistic values in clinical medicine
  10. Stimulate participation in the educational process of residents and students
  11. Develop a methodical; approach to reading, interpreting and applying the medical literature.
  12. Promote health well-being and preventative medicine
  13. Provide healthcare to the underserved population in South Texas.

Resident Benefits and Compensation

Compensation and Benefits

UIW offers Medical, Dental, Vision, Long-Term Disability, Basic Life and AD&D, Voluntary Life and AD&D, Flexible Spending Accounts, Employee Assistants Program, Retirement Plans, Voluntary Supplemental Benefits and many more to all regular full-time employees. All new regular full time employees must enroll themselves, legal spouses and/or eligible dependents in the various benefit options within the initial 30 days of employment. If an employee is subject to a qualified mid-year life changing event, the employee may change their benefit elections if it is within 30 days of the life changing event.

For more information, visit the UIW HR webite

You may also contact the Human Resources Deparment at [email protected] or (210) 829-6019 for any benefit related questions. 

10 days paid vacation per contract period. "Vacation" is defined as time off for a vacation or personal time.
Vacation Leave requests requires the Program Director's approval. Unused Vacation Leave does not accure and it will expire at the end of the contract.
*This is reevaluated each Spring by the GMEC

Sick Leave
5 paid sick leave days total per contract period. "Sick" leave is defined as time off for illness. Sick leave requests require the Program Director's approval. Unused sick leave does not accure and will expire at the end of the contract.
*This is reevaluated each Spring by the GMEC

Family and Medical Leave
When it is ancipated that an exteded leave is necessary for medical/personal reasons, the Resident must discuss this with the Program Director. The Resident may also be entitled to benefits under the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and other federal statutes. Other medical or personal unpaid leave may be granted with the approval of the  Program Director, consistent with the AOA's/ACGME regulations, as applicable, only after the Resident has exhausted all of his or her applicable leave benefits. Makeup time and/or repeat of training is determined by the Program Director.

Counseling and Psychological Support Services
Employee Assistant Program (EAP)

  1. PGY1
    Rival Team
  2. PGY2
    Rival Team
  3. PGY3
    Rival Team
  4. PGY4
    Rival Team

Living in San Antonio

Nestled in the beautiful Hill Country of Central Texas, San Antonio is a city full of history, culture, adventure, and true Texas heritage.

San Antonio is home to the Alamo, famously known by the 13 day siege in 1836, led by the Mexican Army against the 200 brave Texan defenders. These brave Texans were James Bowie, William Travis, and Davy Crockett. The Alamo is the lasting symbol of Texas' fight for independence and a source of pride for many Texans. In addition to the Alamo, San Antonio is the home of the 4 other UNESCO World Heritage sites that include historic
 Spanish missions: Concepcion, San Jose, San Juan, and Espada.

To explore San Antonio, and learn more about the culture, outdoor adventures, shopping, and attractions, visit the "Visit San Antonio" website.

If you are feeling up for a little getaway, San Antonio is within a reasonable drive to some of the most popular Texas destinations:

New Braunfels
  • Guadalupe River
  • Comal River
  •  Schlitterbahn Water Park
  •  Wursfest (10 day German heritage festival similar to Octoberfest)

  • Winery tasting and tours
  • Bed & Breakfast accomadations
  • Enchanted Rock
  • Weekend fairs & farmer's markets

San Marcos​​

  • Fun, "small town feel" college town
  • Tanger Outlets (Shopping)
  • San Marcos River


  • "Weird" locals ("Keep Austin Weird")
  • Nature trails, hiking, kayaking, canoeing 
  • Music festivals
  • Foodie town
  • Fun night life (Check out the popular 6th street)


  • Winery tastings and tours
  • Boutique shopping
  • Weekend fairs and farmer's markets
  • Blanco River