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UC San Diego Psychiatry Residency Program

About us

Based in San Diego, one of the most beautiful cities in the world, the Department of Psychiatry Residency Training Program is developmental in nature, appropriately challenging the residents at each level as they move from intensively supervised beginners to autonomous, confident, skilled, and experienced clinicians and colleagues at graduation.

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, evidence-based treatment.

The Psychiatry Department at UC San Diego takes great pride in our residents and we offer a compelling and challenging educational experience. Learn about the exciting educational opportunities, our residents, and residency leadership.

Letter from our Chiefs


Important Dates

  • Sept. 21st, 2023: Half-day retreat
  • Oct. 3rd & 5th 2023: Prite Exams
  • Dec. 14th, 2023: Holiday Party
  • May 2nd, 2024: Resident Full-Day Retreat
  • June 2024: Graduation (TBD)

Contact us

Reach out if you have any questions!

(619) 471-0209

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