General Psychiatry: Residents

A Message from Chief Residents

Thank you for considering the UT Health San Antonio’s Psychiatry Residency Program.





Here are several reasons to consider our program:

1. Variety of sites — three different hospital systems and 12 clinics in an urban setting ensure your exposure to diverse systems and patient populations. There are few psychiatry programs in the nation that have three different hospital systems (community, VA, and active duty military hospitals).
2. Education — the program offers protected time for weekly noon conferences (lunch provided!), grand rounds, and didactics along with access to library resources and an annual stipend for books or academic materials. Travel funds, professional membership reimbursements, and administrative leave are also available to encourage participation in conferences or academic meetings around the state and country. Our large program also provides a buffer, if leave becomes necessary.
3. Electives — three months of elective time as a PGY-2 and significant elective time each year thereafter provides the opportunity to explore career and fellowship options early in residency. The generous amount of elective time allows each resident to tailor residency to personal interests (research, education, community psychiatry, etc.).
4. Lifestyle and Diversity — San Antonio is a large city with a small town feel (7th largest by population in the country), good public schools, affordable housing, short commutes, and lots of parks and events. UT Health San Antonio attracts residents and faculty from across the country and from all walks of life, so you will have no trouble finding social activities and places of interest.
5. Faculty/Staff — supportive and available faculty and staff contribute to your education and will help facilitate any project ideas you have for quality improvement, research, or electives.

Join Us!

Drs. Madison Perington, Christopher Jackson, Josie Pokorny, and Aline Cenoz-Donati
Chief Residents, 2019-2020

Resident Achievements

Recent Publications

Perington MR, Smith CA, and Schillerstrom JE. Decisional Capacity and Personality Disorders: Substantially Unable or Substantially Unwilling? J Forensic Sci 2020;65(2):655-60.

Hardy M, Kennedy J, and Cooper D. Patient Attribution of Posttraumatic Symptoms to Brain Injury versus Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Military-Related Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2020; Feb 14. Online.

Hardy M and Panikkar G. A Case of Serotonin Syndrome in the Setting of Dextromethorphan-Based Cough Medicine, Tramadol, and Multiple Antidepressants. Primary Care Companion for CNS Disorders. 2020; 22(2).

Hardy M, Kennedy J, Reid M, and Cooper D. Differences in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Depression, and Attribution of Symptoms in Service Members with Combat versus Non-Combat Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation Research. 2020; 35 (1), 37-45.

Cenoz-Donati, A, Schillerstrom JE, Pokorny J. Development of Evaluations to Assess the Quality of Residency Program Directors.  Academic Psychiatry. 2019; 43: 28-36.

Begola MJ, Schillerstrom JE. Hallucinogens and Their Therapeutic Use: A Literature Review. J Psychiatr Pract. 2019;25(5):334–346.

Begola MJ, Dowben JS. The re-emergence of hallucinogenic research. Perspect Psychiatr Care. 2018;54(4):523–526.

Hardy M, Jackson C, and Byrne J. Antipsychotic Adherence and Emergency Department Utilization among Patients with Schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research. 2018; 201:347-351.

Gupta M, Bishnoi RJ, Schillerstrom JE. Neurobiological Mediators of Squalor-dwelling Behavior. J Psychiatr Pract. 2017;23(5):375–381.

Miller M. From Sociopathy to Social Recognition: Homosexuality and Mental Illness. Am J Psychiatry Residents’ Journal. 2017; 11(10)

Hooten C.  A Case of Withdrawal from Prescribed Ketamine. Am J Psychiatry Residents’ Journal. 2015; 10(6).

Recent Poster/Oral Presentations

Cenoz-Donati A, Schillerstrom JE. Does Program Director Effectiveness Correlate with Resident Burnout? Poster/abstract presented at American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training  Annual Meeting, March 2020, Dallas, TX.

Wardyn J, Torres N, Maust J. Akathisia or Psychosis: A Case of How Difficult Determining Side Effect Versus Primary Psychosis Can Be. Poster Presentation at IPS: Mental Health Services Conference, October 2019, New York, NY.

Hardy M, Quinby K, Bossman J, and Maust J. Bedside Therapy: A Quality Improvement Initiative to Reduce Resident Burnout and Improve Care on an Inpatient Psychiatric Unit. Poster presentation at American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, May 2019, San Francisco, CA.

Cenoz-Donati A, Schillerstrom TL. Utilizing University Student Health Services and Campus Resources for the Treatment of Eating Disorders.  Poster presentation at American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, May 2019, San Francisco, CA.

Cenoz-Donati A, Molick R, Schillerstrom JE.  Nationwide Electives in Psychiatry for Fourth Year Medical Students.  Poster/abstract presented at Association of Academic Psychiatry Annual Meeting, September 2018, Milwaukee, WI.

Hardy M, Reid M, and Kennedy J. Differences in Development of Neuropsychiatric Symptoms and PTSD in Service Members with Combat and Non-Combat TBI. Oral presentation at Military Health System Research Symposium, August 2018, Kissimmee, FL.

Hardy M, Ogburn K. Addressing a Suicide Attempt by a Refugee:  The Challenges of Cross-Cultural Psychiatry. Poster presentation at American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, May 2018, New York, NY.

Cenoz-Donati A, Schillerstrom JE, Pokorny J. Creating a Program Director Evaluation. Poster/abstract presented at American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training  Annual Meeting, March 2018, New Orleans, LA.

Wardyn J, Bluitt D, Tran V, Sharma A. Understanding Gut Fermentation Syndrome in the Psychiatric Evaluation of Patients with Suspected Alcohol Use Disorder. Poster Presentation at  IPS: Mental Health Services Conference, October 2017, New Orleans, LA.

Recent Service and Leadership

Gilbert Vazquez—President, UT Health House Staff Council, 2020 – 2021

Madison Perington—Resident member, San Antonio Military Medical Center Clinical Risk Management Committee, 2018-2019

Jacob Wardyn, Bexar Country Psychiatric Society Secretary/Treasurer, 2019 – 2020

Jacob Wardyn, Out of the Darkness Walk Team Organizer, NAMI, 2017 – 2020

Morgan Hardy, Kevin Quinby, and Jim Bossmann—ACGME Back to Bedside grant, 2017 – 2019

Stephen Marcoux, M.D. – American Psychiatric Association Area 5 Resident/Fellow Member Deputy Representative, 2016 – 2017

Stephen Marcoux, M.D. – Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians Resident-Fellow Section Chair, 2016 – 2017

Stephen Marcoux, M.D. – Vice President, SAMMC House Staff Council, 2016-2017

Manan Gupta, MBBS – UT Psychiatry Residency Marketing Committee Representative for the San Antonio Society of Psychoanalytic studies (SASPS), 2016-2017

Manan Gupta, MBBS – UT Psychiatry Residency Membership Committee Representative for the San Antonio Society of Psychoanalytic studies (SASPS), 2016-2017

Manan Gupta, MBBS – Resident Liaison for the American Association of Psychiatrists of Indian Origin (AAPI) San Antonio chapter- for academic years 2014-2015, 2015-2016, 2016-2017

Michael Miller, M.D. – 2015-2016 Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians Resident-Fellow Section Chair

Elle Cleaves, M.D. – Vice President for House Staff Council, San Antonio Uniformed Services Health Education Consortium (SAUSHEC), 2014-15 and 2015-16