Psychiatry Residency Program

Randon Welton, M.D., Director

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Meet Our Residents

At Wright State University, we make it a point to recruit residency classes that reflect a diversity of backgrounds and interests. Since we regard the learning in residency as a collaborative experience among residents and faculty, we particularly look for "team players," residents who will be resources for each other over the course of their four years together.

People who come to psychiatry for the unsurpassed experience of human contact in the therapeutic encounter, find Wright State to be a perfect fit. Our residents are scientifically skilled, intellectually curious, highly motivated. Those who seek to explore the intricacies of both mind and brain find themselves in the right place.

Meet just a few of our residents, and read what they have to say about their choice of psychiatry and Wright State University.

Matthew Baker

Hometown: Lima, New York

College: State University of New York at Buffalo

Graduate school: Roswell Park Cancer Institute/SUNY Buffalo

Medical school: Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine

Special interests: Hiking/outdoors, rock climbing, paintball, frisbee, golf, and reading

"I was impressed by how well-trained the residents were and how much they actually enjoyed their residency. Many residents I interacted with as a medical student seemed not to enjoy their residency training. However, after rotating at WSU, I realized that the collegiality and sociability of the residents as well as the passion and commitment of the faculty created an optimal learning environment where both the personal and academic needs of residents were adequately addressed. I wanted to train in a program that would strongly prepare me to practice psychiatry while also allowing me to spend time with my family. WSU offered the compassionate balance that I hoped for."

Ashley Belcher

Hometown: Lexington, Kentucky

College: University of Kentucky

Medical school: West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine

Special interests: World of Warcraft, Joss Whedon, fishing, snow skiing, weight lifting, Cincinnati Bengals, and the University of Kentucky Wildcats

"I liked the program's emphasis on psychotherapy, as well as the emphasis on didactics. The program is focused on resident education, which was primary in my search for a residency. I also enjoyed the camaraderie within the department I saw during my interview and now get to experience as a resident.

Kelly Stinson

Hometown: Belmont, New Hampshire

College: Gordon College

Medical school: University of Vermont

Special interests: Running, cycling, soccer, cooking, and photography 

"I was attracted to WSU based on the quality of the residents I met and the teaching I experienced as a medical student. It was a place that I felt would be a good fit for me."

Jillian Shellabarger

Hometown: Plain City, Ohio

College: Otterbein College

Medical school: Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine

Special interests: Spending time with my family and home improvement project

"I was fortunate enough to get to experience this program as a medical student. I got to know the faculty, staff, and other residents, and knew that I would be really happy here. Our program offers a diverse patient population, great educational experiences, and a sense of family amongst the residents and faculty. Our program also enables and encourages a healthy balance between our training and our social lives. I love that I can still spend a lot of time with my husband and daughter while training to be a great psychiatrist."