Academic Programs

There is a dire shortage of psychiatrists in Arizona, and, in fact, the Department of Psychiatry at The University of Arizona College of Medicine provides the only accredited training programs for adult and child & adolescent psychiatry in Southern Arizona.

Psychiatry Residency Program

The goal of the Psychiatry Residency Program is to enable residents to develop a broad range of psychiatric skills so they can effectively and competently practice psychiatry in a wide variety of settings.  With multiple hospital training sites including community mental health, VA, the University hospital, and private hospitals, residents get a broad range of training to prepare for a variety of careers and fellowships. 

Addiction Medicine Psychiatry Fellowship

The Addiction Medicine fellowship program, in partnership with Banner – University Medical Center Tucson and the Southern Arizona VA Health Care System, is dedicated to training well-rounded Addiction Medicine physicians who will become the future leaders of Addiction Medicine. We are patient centered while providing compassionate, evidenced-based, and multidisciplinary substance use treatment.

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship

The CAP Fellowship will relaunch in June 2024. We will begin recruiting in January 2023. Please check back in fall 2022 for updates. Thank you! We believe that a comprehensive understanding of children and adolescents is essential to provide ethical and compassionate psychiatric treatment. We strive to provide care that is evidence-based and informed for each patient we serve.  

Doctoral Clinical Psychology Internship

Our program follows a scientist-practitioner model. We are guided by a model of collaborative, team-based care and offer supervised training at culturally and linguistically diverse sites that provide integrated care and are in high need/high demand areas. Our program’s clinical training methods are primarily experiential, under close supervision, and complemented by formal and informal didactic activities.

Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship

The University of Arizona Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Program is a one-year intensive training experience, which will provide the trainee knowledge and experience to become a Board Certified Geriatric Psychiatrist. We are ACGME accredited and accept two fellows per year. 

Clerkship

This clerkship is designed to introduce students to core Psychiatric principles. During this six-week experience, students will be exposed to various stages of evaluation and treatment of patients by Psychiatrists and other mental health professionals.

Supplemental Training Opportunities

While there is a set of core experiences and education that all Psychiatry trainees are exposed to, we also support individual interests and needs.