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.
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.
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.
Forensic psychiatry is a subspecialty which focuses on the areas where psychiatry and the law interact. The most familiar of these interactions to the general public is the insanity plea. While evaluations for insanity in the criminal area of law is a part of forensic psychiatry, there are many other ways in which these two spheres interact.
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.
This 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.
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.
The Clinical Psychology Internship in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Arizona College of Medicine follows a scientist-practitioner model. Our program prepares interns not only to practice clinical psychology with an emphasis on serious and general mental illness for adults, children and adolescents, but also to contribute to the advancement of knowledge in the field. We seek doctoral internship candidates who are as committed as we are to the science and practice of clinical psychology, and who appreciate how psychological science both informs and is influenced by clinical practice.
Doctoral externships in psychology provide supervised clinical experience during the course of a doctoral program in Clinical or School Psychology. The Department of Psychiatry offers Doctoral Externship training in a variety of areas. Our clinics specialize in evidence-based outpatient treatment for individuals of all ages struggling with anxiety, mood, and related disorders.
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.