The Psychiatry Residency Program at the University of Chicago is dedicated to excellence in graduate medical education, clinical care, and research. Our GME programs are designed to cultivate caring, compassionate physicians who become lifelong learners always capable of providing the highest level of medical care. The University of Chicago has been known as the teacher of teachers, and our graduates have become leaders in the field of education as well as clinical care.
In addition to our Psychiatry Residency Training Program, the University of Chicago Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience houses ACGME-accredited psychiatric subspecialty fellowship training programs in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Consultation Liaison Psychiatry and teaches the students from the Pritzker School of Medicine, one of the top medical schools in the country. The Department also offers Psychology internship and externship programs, and post-doctoral training.
The Psychiatry Residency Training Program at the University of Chicago is dedicated to training the next generation of leaders in psychiatric assessment, treatment, and mental health public policy.
We provide exemplary training that combines both inpatient and outpatient experiences, caring for some of the country’s most medically complex and challenging patients.
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship
Our program has a long history of academic excellence with strong global outreach. The fellowship focuses on developing skill in diagnostic interviewing, case conceptualization, treatment planning, and psychotherapeutic and pharmacologic management. Fellows graduate with an outstanding knowledge base in child development, principles of research, and systems of care. Our training mission is to prepare future clinician and leaders in our field who can make a significant impact by engaging families and positively affecting mental health outcomes.
Consultation Liaison Fellowship
The Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Fellowship Training Program at the University of Chicago is committed to providing clinical, educational and research training to psychiatrists in the field of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry. We provide outstanding training that combines both inpatient and outpatient experiences, caring for some of the country are most medically complex and challenging patients. The Fellowship also offers the opportunity to complete concurrently a Fellowship in Medical Ethics at the renowned McClean Center for Medical Ethics. Our goal is to develop future leaders in the filed.
Medical Student Education-Clerkship
Here at the Pritzker School of Medicine, students receive didactic and experiential training in psychiatry across all four years of their education. The primary goal of that training is to prepare new physicians across all fields of medicine to face the ubiquitous psychiatric illnesses that they will see in practice. During their preclinical training, the students learn about development, neuroscience and its relationship to behavior, and psychopathology. The heart of the learning experience occurs during the third year clinical rotation. Students care for patients under faculty supervision at the University of Chicago on the consultation-liaison service, at Ingalls Hospital on the academic inpatient service, or at Evanston Northshore Hospital on the community inpatient service. Core goals for the rotation include assessment of patients, case formulation, and an enhanced understanding of psychiatric treatment. Students may complete electives during the fourth year for more intensive experiences in both the inpatient and outpatient settings. There are also opportunities to conduct research with faculty across the department for interested students.
Clinical Psychology Doctoral Internship Program
Our clinical psychology doctoral internship program has been accredited by the American Psychological Association for over three decades. We offer four internship tracks in Adult/Health Psychology, Adult Neuropsychology, Child/Pediatric Psychology, and Pediatric Neuropsychology. We prepare our interns for academic careers that involve clinical service, education, training, research, and administrative activities.
Clinical Psychology Externship Programs
Our externship programs are offered within specific clinics and training programs by our clinical psychology faculty. Each faculty member designs and implements a training program that is aligned with their own interests and areas of expertise. We collaborate with local doctoral programs in clinical and counseling psychology to recruit externs in the areas of adult and pediatric neuropsychology, evidence-based therapy for different disorders, child/pediatric psychology, trauma services, health psychology, substance abuse, and women’s behavioral health.
Clinical Psychology Fellowships
Our Postdoctoral Fellowship programs are offered within specific clinical and research contexts. The number of fellowships we offer varies from year to year depending on the availability of fellowship funding. Opportunities exist in the areas of adult/health clinical psychology, pediatric psychology, trauma, neuropsychology, and eating disorders. Fellowship training at UCM prepares individuals for academic careers in clinical, educational, supervisory, administrative, and scholarly roles.