Psychiatry Residency Program

The Authority Health Psychiatry Residency is a four-year postdoctoral training program based in metropolitan Detroit.

The Authority Health Psychiatry Residency Program is a four-year ACGME accredited postdoctoral training program based in metropolitan Detroit. The goal of the program is to develop superbly trained general psychiatrists who will have a working understanding of the needs and problems of a low-income urban population with severe and chronic psychiatric disorders and multiple medical comorbidities.

Residents train in settings that include community mental health centers, a psychiatric hospital and importantly, in Federally Qualified Health Centers, developing models of integrated care. Residents will become expert in coordinating psychiatric care with family physicians, internists and other health care professionals who provide care for medical conditions. They will understand new developing systems of care that will include both psychiatric and medical care.

Categorial Psychiatry – NRMP # 1920400C0

Psychiatry Residency Staff

Theadia L. Carey MD, MS

Theadia L. Carey MD, MS

Program Director

Theadia L. Carey MD, MS, is certified in general psychiatry and addiction psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. She also has an Addiction Medicine certification from the American Board of Addiction Medicine. Dr. Carey holds BS degrees in biological sciences and psychology from Wayne State University, in addition to an MD and an MS in psychiatry and behavioral neurosciences from Wayne State University School of Medicine.

Kehinde Ayeni, MD

Kehinde Ayeni, MD

Associate Program Director

Kehinde Ayeni, MD, was born in Nigeria and completed her medical degree at the College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria as well as a Fellowship of the West African College of Medicine in Preventive and Social Medicine. She is a graduate of the Wayne State University Psychiatry Residency Program and the Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute. Dr. Ayeni is in private psychiatric, psychotherapy and psychoanalytic practice in Farmington Hills, is on staff at Ascension Providence Rochester hospital and is a consultant psychiatrist at the Development Centers and All Well-Being Services in Detroit. She is an associate faculty member at the Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute and the new Associate Program Director for the Authority Health Psychiatry Residency training program.

Charon Bryson, AAS

Charon Bryson, AAS

Program Coordinator

Charon Bryson is a native of Detroit and obtained her Associates Degree from Columbia College- Chicago in business administration. Currently, she is pursuing her bachelor’s degree from National Louis University. Charon has over 25 years of experience in human resources and development. She has an overwhelming passion for helping, grooming, and advancing people in their field. While having over 25 years of experience with development, she has a certification in customer service. Growing with the Graduate Medical Education field is her number one priority and with her ability to adapt and learn quickly, she will continue the stable foundation and be a staple for the residents in the psychiatry department, offering one-of-a-kind dedication to everyone at Authority Health.

Tamara McClain, MD

Tamara McClain, MD

Chief Resident

Tamara B. McClain, MD, MHA, is a chief resident at the Authority Health Psychiatry residency program. Originally from St. Louis, MO, she holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering from Tennessee State University, a Master of Healthcare Administration from Walden University, and a Medical Degree from the University of Medicine and Health Sciences.

Dr. McClain is passionate about advocating for underserved communities and plans to specialize in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry after completing her general psychiatry training.

In her free time, she enjoys fitness activities, traveling, and spending time with loved ones.


Psychiatry Resident Program

4 Year Block Schedule

Year 1Year 2Year 3Year 4
2 months Inpatient Medicine2 months Addiction Psychiatry12 months Outpatient PsychiatrySenior Inpatient Psychiatry
2 months Outpatient Internal Medicine4 months Consultation Liaison PsychiatryElectives
2 months Neurology2 months Child and Adolescent PsychiatrySenior Inpatient Rotation
6 months Inpatient Psychiatry2 months Forensic Psychiatry
2 months Geriatric Psychiatry / Emergency Psychiatry