University of Washington Psychiatry
Residency Training Program is actively involved in the creation of new
knowledge and the development and application of psychotherapy,
psychopharmacology, and other psychosocial and biological treatments. We
recognize that one of our greatest challenges as a field is the dissemination
of effective treatments to those who need them, including the chronically and
seriously mentally ill, urban and rural underserved and disadvantaged
populations, and the vast majority of patients with psychiatric disorders who
seek care in primary care rather than psychiatric treatment settings.
believe psychiatrists, as experts in brain and behavior, have a responsibility
to advance the quality of psychiatric care and reduce stigma associated with
mental illness, not only through specialty practice, but also through
consultation to other physicians and health care providers. Our department is
extensively engaged in enhancing psychiatric care within mental health and
primary care settings in our region, nationally, and internationally.
our residency program aims to help every graduate become the best possible
psychiatrist he or she can be. We offer a rich array of clinical, didactic, and research
experiences, with particular strengths and fellowship opportunities in
addictions, child and adolescent psychiatry, psychosomatic medicine, geriatric
psychiatry, neuroscience and genetics, health services research, and integrated care. We provide
multiple opportunities to work with clinically diverse populations, and aim to
inspire residents to make a difference by working with those most in need.
We hope you visit us and that we have the opportunity to introduce
you to our residents, faculty, and the residency program! For more information,
including our clinical sites, curriculum, special opportunities, the resident
group, and living in the Northwest, please visit our UW Psychiatry Residency Training Program website.