Dr. Sidney Jenkins is a native of York,
South Carolina where he was born on December 29, 1926.
He graduated in 1944 from Somerville High School in
Somerville, New Jersey. He completed his undergraduate
studies at Temple University in Philadelphia in 1947.
His medical degree was earned at Howard University College
of Medicine in Washington, D.C. in 1951.
year, he served an internship at the Jersey City Medical
Center in New Jersey. Dr. Jenkins began a psychiatric
residency in 1952 at the Veterans Administration Hospital
in Lyons, New Jersey. He continued his training for
two more years in the psychiatric residency program
of Wayne County General Hospital in Eloise, Michigan.
was assistant psychiatrist at Wayne County General Hospital
for one year, beginning in 1955. He began a two-year
tour of duty in the Army in 1956 and returned to Detroit
to practice in 1958 fully board certified. At that point,
he became director of the male psychiatric department
and acting director of education and research in the
psychiatric division of Wayne County General Hospital.
also began his appointment on the psychiatric faculty
of the Wayne State University School of Medicine at
this time. In 1963, Dr. Jenkins became director of the
Wayne County General Hospital Psychiatric Division.
His faculty appointment at the University of Michigan
Medical School began in 1970, as well as his becoming
the medical superintendent of the Detroit Mental Health
and Drug Treatment Center.
has maintained memberships in the Wayne County Medical
Society, Michigan Society of Psychiatry and Neurology,
American Medical Association, Detroit Medical Society,
and Michigan Association of Neuropsychiatric Hospital
and Clinic Physicians. He is a Fellow of the American
Psychiatric Association. In addition, Dr. Jenkins is
a life member of the National Association for the Advancement
of Colored People (NAACP).