About the Psychiatry Residency Program at UCSD

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The primary objective of our residency training program is to train academically knowledgeable, clinically astute and caring psychiatrists.   Our clinically based program offers experiences in inpatient, outpatient, consultation-liaison, geriatric, community, forensic, addiction, child/adolescent psychiatry and mental health primary care.  Throughout training, biological, psychological and sociocultural factors are integrated so that the resident becomes adept at selecting and utilizing the most current methods of biological and psychosocial interventions.  Learning is reinforced through careful supervision of all clinical work. Comprehensive didactic seminars are integrated with the clinical program, case conferences, grand rounds, journal clubs and the mentorship program.  Upon completion of the program, residents are expected to be competent in the core areas of patient care, medical knowledge, interpersonal and communication skills, practice-based learning and improvement, professionalism, and systems-based practice.  In addition, all graduates should be well grounded in sophisticated psychiatric diagnosis and balanced, state-of-the-art evidenced-based treatment.