Our faculty carry on the department’s tradition of excellence in clinical training and research education by contributing to the psychiatric education of students and trainees at all levels. Students benefit from being educated by researchers and clinicians who are leaders in elucidating basic mechanisms that cause mental illness.
Psychiatry residency program
Our residency program is rich in the variety of clinical rotations and electives offered, as well as both formal and informal didactic teaching. The opportunities for residents to become involved in research are numerous, both at the clinical and basic science levels.
Residents have access to faculty with outstanding expertise in all aspects of psychiatry, including neurosciences and psychotherapies.
Child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship program
Many psychiatric illnesses develop in utero or during the early decades of life, and we believe the best hope for designing more effective treatment and prevention strategies will come from harnessing the incredible plasticity of the developing brain. The state-of-the-art research that our child and adolescent faculty are leading is extraordinarily exciting.
Post-graduate research programs
Our post-graduate research fellowship programs provide training for MDs, MD/PhDs, and PhDs interested in developing productive research careers. These NIH-funded research fellowships include programs in developmental science, neurobiology, genetics, and behavioral medicine.
Medical student education
Medical students are exposed to psychiatry during all four years of training at Washington University School of Medicine with opportunities for additional study through electives.