The Department of Psychiatry at the College of Medicine – Tucson announces the appointment of Jason Curry, DO, assistant professor of Psychiatry; Curry will serve as the Department of Psychiatry's Vice Chair for Education. This leadership position involves developing, innovating, supporting and directing educational programs and mentorship.
Dr. Curry's foray into resident education began at age 11, regularly serving as a "mock patient" for a family medicine residency training program directed by his father in Minnesota where he spent many hours after school filing paper charts in that outpatient clinic.
A graduate of the College of Medicine – Tucson Department of Psychiatry Residency, Dr. Curry has served as faculty since 2014. Perhaps then his entry back into resident education, promoted to program director of the general psychiatry residency in 2016, was a natural one. He is thankful there are no more paper charts to file.
Dr. Curry is a fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, a member of the Executive Council of the Arizona Psychiatric Society, an elected state representative to the American Psychiatric Association Assembly and appointed to the Board of Trustees for the Political Action Committee. In these leadership roles, Dr. Curry is a devoted advocate for patients and colleagues at local, regional and national levels.
Dr. Curry is committed to advancing the academic mission of the department with the goal of making the Department of Psychiatry's training and educational programs the best in the nation.