About Our Program
The General Psychiatry Program at UTMB Health is a four-year program accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
Our program participates in the National Resident Matching Service (NRMP) program and all applications are accepted through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS). Our goal is to train general psychiatrists by means of strong clinic experience and a systematic exposure to relevant knowledge from biological, psychological and social sciences. Special effort has been devoted to achieving a well-balanced program integrating theoretical learning and clinical experiences. As a university-based program in a large public/private hospital system UTMB provides a solid core of knowledge and a scientific framework as well as the number and variety of patients for a full range of clinical experiences. A standing Curriculum Committee, on which residents sit as full members, introduces revisions and changes to improve education and training. Each resident can be assured that by the end of the program, all of the experiences for Board Certification will have been provided.
Genral Residency Program Directors
Cindy Wigg, MD
Dr. Wigg is board-certified in General and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry. She completed her residency and fellowship training at UTMB and remains active involved in medical student and resident education since she became faculty in 1986.
Derek Neal, MD
Assistant Program Director
Dr. Neal is board certified in General Psychiatry. After completing his residency training at UTMB in 2014 he became faculty.