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Education & Training

Exceptional Interdisciplinary Opportunities 

Our department is home to between 25-30 formal training programs, and about 350 trainees. Our programs serve different disciplines, including psychiatry, psychology and allied mental health professions, and different levels of training, from predoctoral medical and graduate students to postdoctoral residents and research rellows. Topics range from general to highly specialized and cover developmental phases from childhood to late life. Several of our programs are supported by the NIH via R25 and T32 Awards, and by the Veterans Administration via MIRECC and other fellowship support.

Residency Programs

We offer four distinguished residency programs including adult psychiatry, combined family medicine/psychiatry, research track, and community psychiatry.

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Fellowship Programs

Our department offers ACGME accredited fellowship programs as well as a multitude of interdisciplinary clinical and research fellowships.

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Psychology Programs

We partner with SDSU and VASDHS to provide joint doctoral, residency, and internship training.

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Medical Student & HS Programs

We offer learning mentorship financial & educational support for participating medical students.

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HEAR Program

The UC San Diego HEAR program was created to offer confidential support and resources to trainees & healthcare providers

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Trainee Resources

We have compiled what our Psychiatry Education and Training Council has deemed the most valuable resources for our trainees.

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Allied Professionals

Offering high quality clinical training opportunities for nursing and graduate level students

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Faculty Mentoring Program

Our goal is to build a community excellence and facilitate faculty career development

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Colloquia & Lectures

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Grand Rounds

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Psychiatry Education & Training (PET) Council

The PET Council will enhance the coordination, efficiency and quality of the Department of Psychiatry’s education and training.

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