Become a Pioneer in Emergency Psychiatry

There is a significant and increasing need for physicians who can bridge the gap between emergency medicine and psychiatry for patients suffering from acute behavioral health crisis. The one-year fellowship for psychiatry graduates will position you as an expert to help develop and shape this emerging specialty.

As a Fellow, you will be trained in the assessment, management, and disposition of emergency psychiatric patients through hands-on experience in both the medical ED and various acute psychiatric settings. Take advantage of an opportunity to become a pioneer in a unique and emerging specialty that will transform how Emergency Departments treat psychiatric patients. 

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Arrowhead Regional Medical Center

Arrowhead Regional Medical Center (ARMC) in Colton, CA has an annual ED volume of 100,000. This level II trauma center, regional burn center, a primary stroke center, and operates a behavioral health center on the hospital campus, numerous primary care centers, and more than 40 outpatient specialty care services.

The patient population is very diverse as is its pathology. The hospital has 6 residency programs and 3 fellowships that are all ACGME accredited. Arrowhead Regional Medical Center is the dedicated teaching site for California University of Science and Medicine, which is a medical school right on our campus. This location is an academic affiliate for Western University of Health Sciences, Loma Linda University, St. George’s University, and UC Riverside.


  • Fellows graduating from Vituity’s Emergency Psychiatric Fellowship will be leaders capable of establishing, implementing and maintaining a coordinated system of delivery of care for complex psychiatric patients presenting to the Emergency Department
  • Graduates will be competent to create care plans, manage barriers, and direct interdisciplinary teams to improve the quality of care provided
  • Gain experience as a physician leader who shapes improvements in the system-based delivery of emergency psychiatric care
  • Increase critical knowledge of diagnosing and managing acute medical conditions that can often exacerbate psychiatric conditions
  • Hands-on training in the assessment, management, and disposition of emergency psychiatric patients in both the medical ED and acute psychiatric settings

Program Leadership

The Emergency Psychiatry Fellowship was designed as a cooperative effort between Arrowhead Regional Medical Center’s Emergency Medicine and Psychiatry Residencies, with the oversight of Vituity’s Scott Zeller, MD, former President of the American Association of Emergency Psychiatry, and published author of several textbooks and journal articles on the subject.

David Seigler, MD
Medical Director, Inpatient Psychiatry


The Emergency Psychiatry Fellowship is open to graduates of an AGME accredited residency program in Psychiatry. You must be board certified or board eligible and be able to obtain a California medical license.

Compensation and Benefits

Fellows receive regular compensation for clinical hours as an attending physician and Vituity Partner (including Partnership advancement) and are eligible for the full benefits available to all physicians.