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, 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

Please check back for updates regarding our 2022-23 program. 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 individual that we serve.  

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. 

Integrative Psychiatry Fellowship

Please check back for updates regarding our 2022-23 program. Thank you! Fellows will learn how to provide an evidence-based integrative approach to patients presenting with mental health concerns.  Fellows will learn how to present a biopsychosocial-spiritual formulation and treatment plan to patients using a person-centered approach to clinical decision-making. Example areas may include exploring the risks and benefits for nutraceuticals and mind-body medicine skills.

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.