The Psychiatry Residency Training Program at Texas Tech University Health Services Center El Paso conforms to the traditional rotational model. All aspects of training, both clinical and didactic, are presented within the context of relevant and concrete goals subsuming specific tasks. For each period, the achievement of a series of interconnecting goals of increasing complexity and difficulty is demanded of the resident. Such tasks and concrete goals serve to improve training, clinical service, and communication. The practice of evidence-based medicine serves as a goal throughout the resident's entire training experience. The program goals and objectives are structured around the General Competencies outlined by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).