Psychiatry Residency

Thomas Fluent, M.D., Interim Program Director
Janice Showerman, Program Coordinator

The Psychiatry Residency at Henry Ford Jackson Hospital is a four-year program accredited by the Accreditation Council of Graduate Medical Education. Our program provides an integrated environment for residents to work collaboratively with staff psychiatrists and support staff, gaining a broad range of outpatient and hospital experience.

Program Mission:

We will become the premier community-based psychiatry residency program. We will establish a warm, welcoming, and generous learning milieu. We will help trainees identify their passions and tailor their training experience towards their interests. Our training environment will foster enthusiasm for the field of psychiatry, lifelong learning, leadership, and service to others. Our program will produce exceptional psychiatrists with advanced expertise caring for patients with complex psychiatric illness. Our program will improve the quality of mental health care for the underserved community of Jackson and beyond.

Program Vision:

The Henry Ford Jackson Hospital Psychiatry Residency is dedicated to recruit and graduate residents who will serve their community with a particular understanding for the under-served, high-rate substance use, and resource challenged. We focus on attracting residents from Michigan and beyond and increasing the number of physicians who will practice Psychiatry in South Central Michigan. Having the Psychiatry Residency program here in Jackson, MI increases the access to psychiatric care with increased patient education and expanded clinics for the local residents. We compassionately provide a heartfelt experience to every patient, member, and each other; we respectfully honor the commitment to our communities by acting with integrity, courage, and inclusion; we reliably deliver results on our promise to be leaders in safety and affordability, ensuring the health of our communities.

Hospital System Description:

Henry Ford Jackson Hospital, a 475-bed health system, has been serving Jackson County and its surrounding communities for more than 100 years. We are proud to be part of Henry Ford Health, a national leader among comprehensive, integrated health systems and widely recognized for clinical excellence and innovation.

Comprised of more than 40 facilities, Henry Ford Jackson Hospital serves the residents of Jackson, Hillsdale, Branch, Lenawee, Ingham, Calhoun and Washtenaw counties and beyond. We are a Level II Trauma Center and a teaching hospital with a thriving Graduate Medical Education program that attracts resident doctors from around the globe. Our team of more than 400 physicians and 3,700 staff members centers everything we do on a deep commitment to those we serve.

Our comprehensive health care services also focus on wellness, prevention and education. Through our Health Improvement Organization, Henry Ford Jackson Hospital has earned national recognition for partnering with local organizations to address these needs innovatively and equitably.


  • Our 475-bed system provides a full range of inpatient and outpatient services, including such specialty services as cardiac surgery, minimally invasive structural heart procedures, neurosurgery, plastic surgery, and partial or total joint replacement.

  • We have earned Magnet status from the American Nursing Credentialing Center by demonstrating excellence in patient care and innovation, signifying the highest level of care delivered by nurses who are supported to be the very best they can be.

  • With the construction of a new patient tower in 2019, we are able to provide every medically admitted inpatient with a private room.

  • As part of the Henry Ford Cancer Institute, our Medical Oncology and Radiation Oncology programs bring local access to the latest advancements in technology, treatments, and research.

  • Henry Ford Jackson Hospital Hospice Home, the only hospice residence in the region, provides compassionate and dignified end-of-life care paired with emotional support for patients and their families.

  • Recent service investments include a complete renovation of our hospital lobby and front entrance, to provide a more accessible and welcoming environment for patients and visitors, and a new hybrid operating room for complex heart and vascular procedures.
Information for Applicants
Interested in applying to one of our programs, call (800) 436-7936.

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