Post-Graduate Career

Graduates of our program are recognized as superbly trained clinicians, educators, and critical thinkers. Private practitioners and recruiters call us frequently to inquire about the availability of our senior residents regarding job offers.

There are many post-graduate career opportunities. Graduates can immediately enter into a full time clinical setting involving private practice, public psychiatry, or a mixture. Others join a medical school faculty in a clinical educator role. In this role, some emphasize clinical care while others become involved in medical school or residency education and administration. A role as a member of a clinical research team is also possible.

Other graduates decide they want a career emphasis in clinical or basic research. To become a successful investigator, a graduate spends several years after residency learning research methodology. This can be accomplished through a fellowship/instructorship position where about 80% time is devoted to research training and about 20% time to clinical responsibilities.

Prior to choosing a career direction, some residents continue their education in a formal clinical fellowship program.

Below you will find a breakdown of what our graduates from the past 10 years have done immediately after graduation. We have grouped graduates into 4 groups:

Academics: those who join the faculty of a university.

Clinical Fellowship: those who opt to pursue additional training in any of the subspecialties (these numbers also include residents who leave after the third year to go into Child and Adolescent psychiatry).

Clinical Practice: those who enter either private practice or a clinically oriented state supported site.

Research Fellowship: those who choose to obtain additional training in research. Typically these individuals go to a major academic department and enter into an intensive research training program to finish honing their research skills.

Post-Graduate Plans Percent
Academics 12%
Clinical Fellowship 37%
Clinical Practice 42%
Research Fellowship 8%