Seeing Patients as More Than a Collection of Body Parts

Psychiatrist Ijeoma Ijeaku Trains Medical Residents to Heal Wholistically

How can we improve the quality of psychiatric care that Americans receive?

I address this daily as a psychiatrist in my primary job at a children’s clinic in San Jacinto that is part of the Riverside University Health System. And I address this more generally by training medical students, residents, and fellows through my position on the clinical faculty in psychiatry and neuroscience at UC Riverside School of Medicine.

I believe that immigrant physicians, nurses, and other health care providers are starting to redefine the way medicine is practiced, simply because …