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Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Education programs

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences offers extensive educational opportunities for medical students, residents and postdoctoral professionals. Faculty committed to resident education and training, top-notch facilities and opportunities for diverse patient care, research and academic pursuits make UC Davis an ideal place to train.

Residency training programs

The Department offers ACGME-accredited training programs in general psychiatry, and child and adolescent psychiatry. The Department also offers combined training in family practice/psychiatry for residents interested in board certification in both specialties.

Fellowship programs

The Department offers a one-year fellowship in psychosomatic medicine. The educational objectives of the program are to develop the fellow's clinical expertise and, through the fellow's teaching and liaison efforts, to increase the mental health skills and knowledge of non-psychiatric physicians and medical center staff.

The 12-month forensic psychiatry residency training program provides extensive exposure to a variety of criminal and civil forensic psychiatry experiences. The program is designed to facilitate the forensic resident’s successful completion of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology’s board examination for the Added Qualifications in Forensic Psychiatry.  Graduating residents will be skilled in working in a variety of forensic settings and in interfacing with attorneys and courts.

Postdoctoral programs

The Department has postgraduate opportunities in psychology.  In conjunction with the Sacramento County Division of Mental Health, psychology fellows provide psychological services in a variety of settings including an adult inpatient service, an adult outpatient service, and a children's outpatient service.  Postdoctoral research opportunities include research in autism, schizophrenia, psychopathology and sleep, among others.

Medical student programs

The Department of is strongly committed to medical student education.  The integration of psychiatry into all levels of medical student education also provides excellent preparation for students interested in psychiatry.