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Why Choose the UH Psychiatry Residency Program

Here are just a few reasons why we’re excited to be a part of the University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center Psychiatry Residency Program and why you should be, too.

Our Psychiatry Residents

We are a friendly and supportive group of residents. Our resident special interest groups foster camaraderie, scholarly productivity and mentorship. Our program emphasizes wellness in our didactics, an experiential elective and through our Resident Life and Wellness Committee. We also offer a generous and flexible time away policy.

Our Psychiatry Residency Program Faculty

Our core, on-site faculty of psychiatrists and psychologists represent a wide variety of clinical expertise and are readily available for electives, supervision and teaching. Across the board, they are enthusiastic supervisors, mentors and teachers.

Comprehensive Psychiatry Fellowships

We have all five AGCME-approved fellowships - so our residents are taught by experts in their fields from day one. Our fellowships include Forensic Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry, Psychosomatic Medicine, Public and Community Psychiatry, Women’s Mental Health, College Mental Health, and Research.

Variety of Clinical Sites

We are able to train at a wide variety of clinical locations including community mental health centers, a state hospital, college mental health clinics and intellectual disabilities. Our residents are exposed to a broad range of mental health systems which makes for excellent diversity in patients and provides rich education in overcoming negative social determinants of health.

Our Psychiatry Didactics

We have a comprehensive educational program with protected educational time.

Dedicated Psychotherapy Clinic

Our trainees are able to see long-term and short-term psychotherapy patients in our resident therapy clinic (in person at Walker or via telepsychiatry). This can start as early as second semester of PGY2 year. All trainees have at least two supervisors for this clinic. Our didactic sessions are also designed to enhance and support your development as a therapist. Some residents also elect to do a one-year psychodynamic psychotherapy program at the Cleveland Psychoanalytic Center. A few trainees have even stared analytic training while still in residency training!

Psychiatry Leadership and Teaching Opportunities

Our senior residents have many chief roles available to them, tailored to their professional and personal interests and skills. Each resident also has the opportunity to hone their teaching skills through teaching medical students and residents in other specialties. For those who are interested in a career in academic psychiatry, we offer a Leadership in Medical Education Track.

Psychiatry Curriculum Flexibility

Our curriculum allows for six weeks of electives in PGY-2 year, continuing electives in PGY-3 year and nearly all of PGY-4 year is electives. Our residents may choose from any of our established electives, or they may choose a mentor and design their own.

Frequently Asked Questions