Welcome to your psychiatry program! 

Patricia Westmoreland, MD

“Education is not the filling of a pot but the lighting of a fire” – W.B. Yeats

Thank you for your interest in the HealthONE Psychiatry residency program at The Medical Center of Aurora – Behavioral Health and Wellness Center, affiliated with Rocky Vista University

The psychiatry residency program was developed in 2017. The program is ACGME accredited, with our first class expected to graduate in 2021.

Our mission is to create a nurturing, cohesive and collegial learning experiencing with a commitment to producing knowledgeable, practical and caring professionals who are committed to excellence in patient care and ongoing learning.

We provide a variety of clinical experiences to ensure that our trainees are exposed to a diverse patient population and clinical approaches to patient care. The Behavioral Health and Wellness Center at the Medical Center of Aurora is a 120 bed behavioral hospital located in Aurora, Colorado with acute adult inpatient, adolescent, and geriatric psychiatry units. In addition we recently opened a women’s unit, specializing in the care of women through the life-cycle. Our PHP, IOP and outpatient services offer exposure to continuity of care and the use of both medication management and psychotherapy. Residents will also be exposed to experiences in sub-specialty areas of psychiatry including geriatric psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, consultation-liaison psychiatry, ECT, eating disorders, peri-partum psychiatry, substance use disorders and forensic psychiatry. Our teaching faculty have extensive collective experience in these subspecialty areas, and are enthusiastic and committed to our mission.

Our program emphasizes the growth of clinical excellence alongside the development our residents’ personal growth and wellness. The resident wellness committee, annual resident retreat, process groups, mentorship programs and program director open door policy are all tailored to building cohesiveness and developing the careers of our young psychiatrists as well as fostering their personal growth.

We are delighted that you are considering training in our program and look forward to your application. Please contact us if you have questions about our program.


Patricia Westmoreland, MD
Program Director, Psychiatry

For additional information, please contact Brittany George via email or by phone at 303-360-3060 or 720-874-2476.