Robert McCarron, D.O., President of the Association of Medicine and Psychiatry, completed a dual residency in internal medicine and psychiatry at Rush University in 2003 and is board-certified in Psychiatry, Psychosomatic Medicine and Internal Medicine. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of California, Davis School of Medicine, where he serves as the founding Training Director of the combined internal medicine / psychiatry residency program and was awarded a 1.4 million dollar grant from the California Department of Mental Health to create, replicate and implement a “Med Psych” curriculum to serve as a model for other primary care practitioner training programs.
Dr. McCarron is a busy clinician-educator. He is a charismatic advocate and has worked locally and nationally to mentor students and residents and to increase awareness of the benefits of combined training possibilities. He oversees the UC Davis Med/Psych clinic, where he also serves as a primary care psychiatry consultant for the UC Davis Department of Internal Medicine. He serves as Med/Psych Section Editor for the journal Current Psychiatry.
Despite the challenges of keeping up with journals in both fields and being an active member of two busy clinical and academic departments, Dr. McCarron enjoys integrating the disciplines and reports being very happy with his training and practice in Medicine and Psychiatry.