Director: Henry Dove, MD
Experts from numerous subspecialties within psychiatry, such as CBT psychotherapy and psychopharmacology, supervise and train the residents. Clinical rotations range from inpatient research ward to community outreach programs. Residents rotate through university, state, private and VA hospitals and can gain experience in various subspecialties or public-sector psychiatry. Residents come from diverse ethnic, racial and religious backgrounds, encompassing all five continents and representing more than ten nationalities and all major religious orientations. Departing residents enter as Fellows at nationally recognized educational programs such as Yale, Vanderbilt, and UIC; as junior faculty and attending physicians; or enter private practice.
A rich, rigorous seminar program is offered during four years of training. Last year the Psychiatry Residency Training and Education Program helped train 53 residents for postgraduate years one through six. There were 11 residents in the first postgraduate year (PGY-1) of training, 13 PGY-2 residents, 13 PGY-3 residents, 11 PGY-4 residents, and two PGY-5 fellows. Three of these trained as Fellows in the specialties of Clinical Psychopharmacology, Addictions Psychiatry and Women's Mental Health. The residents trained in six divisions -- General Psychiatry, Addictions, Neuropsychiatry, Women's Health, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and Psychotherapy. More than 120 psychiatrists and psychologists participated in the educational program as teachers or as supervisors of the residents' clinical work. World-renowned researchers at the Psychiatric Institute are available to teach basic neuroscience concepts. Training venues include UIC-Hospital inpatient unit, ambulatory services of the Neuropsychiatric Institute outpatient clinics and affiliated mental health centers: John J. Madden Mental Health Center, Ravenswood Hospital and Ravenswood Mental Health Center, West Side Veterans Administration Health Care System and the Community Mental Health Council. Learn More