Education & Training


The goal of our training programs is to impart the knowledge, skills and attitudes required of a physician to sensitively meet the needs of our patients and the various disciplines we serve.

Effective psychiatric practice requires a thorough grounding in both knowledge and clinical skills.  Learners are encouraged to critically examine contemporary assumptions about the causes of behavior, as well as our methods of diagnosis and treatment. The University of Minnesota offers an opportunity to study with a knowledgeable faculty dedicated to excellence in patient care and scholarship.

Medical Students

The Department of Psychiatry offers courses, externships and other opportunities for current medical students.


The adult psychiatry training at the University of Minnesota is a traditional four-year program grounded in the medical identity of psychiatry and emphasizing the interplay of heredity and experience in producing mental disorders.


The Department of Psychiatry offers six fellowship programs:

  • Addiction Medicine
  • Addiction Psychiatry
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Forensic Psychiatry
  • Geriatrics Psychiatry
  • Neuromodulation Medicine



Psychology Internship

The Department of Psychiatry, in collaboration with the Department of Pediatrics, offers a Pediatrics-Psychology Internship. A comprehensive description of this program is available on the Pediatrics website.

psychiatry faculty

Research Training

Our department offers postdoctoral research training in the form of T32 programs in substance use and eating disorders. We also offer a non-accredited post-residency research fellowship.