Residency Program Staff

Dottie Kinscherf (

Dottie has worked in the office of the psychiatry residency director since 2000 – first with Dr. Rubin and currently with Dr. Farber. Prior to that, she worked in basic science and clinical research settings at Washington University. Dottie is involved in various aspects of the program, including compliance with ACGME and WU GME requirements, recordkeeping involved with ABPN certification for graduates, and communication with other departments where our residents rotate. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, knitting, yoga, and reading.

Gerry Ford (

Gerry has been with the university since 1990 and with the Department of Psychiatry since 1994. She became Residency Coordinator in 2002. She coordinates resident affairs, helps maintain rotation and vacation schedules, facilitates communication between the residents and the Program, and helps maintain resident’s licensure, certification and hospital privileges. She is also the main contact person for applicants to the program. In brief she is the “one-stop shop” for advice, questions, and issues.

Julie Follman (

Julie has worked at Washington University since 2002 at both the Olin School of Business and the School of Medicine. She joined the Department of Psychiatry as an Administrative Coordinator of the Residency Training Program in July 2013. Julie is looking forward to returning to collaborating more closely with trainees and students. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, hiking, reading, crocheting and spending time with family and friends.