Jeremy Bennett MD Appointed Chief Resident

BennettJeremy Bennett MD will serve as Chief Resident for Psychiatry from January 1 through June 30, 2013. As chief resident, he will be responsible for training residents and medical students, organizing the residents’ schedules and acting as a liaison between the residents and the department.

Michael Schwartz MD, Director of Residency Training, said that Dr. Bennett was selected “because he is an outstanding teacher who is deeply committed to psychiatry. His intellectual, clinical and organizational skills qualify him to be an excellent chief resident.”

Dr. Bennett grew up in Danville PA on the banks of the Susquehanna River. He received his undergraduate degree from Lafayette College in Easton PA and his medical degree from Temple University School of Medicine where he received an award for excellence in behavioral science, behavioral medicine and clinical psychiatry, and for outstanding clinical, academic and interpersonal skills.

Dr. Bennett is a skilled debater with multiple championships in intercollegiate debate tournaments on the national circuit. He is a member of the hospital’s Institutional Ethics Committee and served as a member of the Bioethics Review and Advisory Committee of the Geisinger Health System while he was in medical school.

“The focus that Dr. Parsey and Dr. Constantino have put on resident education makes this an opportune time to be chief resident,” Dr. Bennett said. “The department has always had a strong clinical program, but with the greater emphasis on research in biological psychiatry, our training will be even more complete. Having access to nationally prominent scientists puts us a step ahead of the rest of the country.”