Residency Training Programs
The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences offers ACGME-accredited training programs in general psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry and forensic psychiatry. There is a research track that provides specialized research training within the general psychiatry residency. We also offer combined training in family medicine/psychiatry and internal medicine/psychiatry for residents interested in board certification in both specialties.
Our general psychiatry training program has ranked first out of 53 psychiatry programs nationwide on the 2015 Columbia Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Test. The Columbia Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Test is a written examination of applied knowledge of psychodynamic psychotherapy technique and theory. Our program was previously ranked first out of 63 programs in 2012, and has consistently ranked in the top two each year for the last four years. Since 2004, studies have supported the validity of the Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Competency Test as well as the feasibility of testing psychotherapy skills in a standardized fashion.
The centerpiece of our residency training programs is the personal interaction between residents and faculty in the clinical arena. Our faculty are committed to this educational process and bring the necessary depth and diversity to teaching and supervision in all major theoretical paradigms within our specialty. Abundant opportunities are provided for residents to maximize their professional development through research, reading, reflection, and scholarship. Our residents seek out and work closely with motivated faculty members who share their academic and subspecialty interests. Our educational goal is to train psychiatrists who are equipped to provide the highest quality of patient care both now and in the future. Residents receive a firm grounding in psychodynamic principles applicable to their patients, as well as biological determinants of behavior and methods of treatment.
We believe our training program is the best in the western United States due to the high quality of our residents and faculty, the emphasis on education in our department, and the preservation of all aspects of clinical psychiatry in the training of our residents from psychotherapy to high-tech brain imaging. If you are interested in high quality training in a family-like atmosphere then check us out.