Education & Training

Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Ed and training photo

We support our learners to become talented clinicians who are prepared to serve individuals who have mental health needs with sensitivity, compassion, and rigorous excellence.  

Our programs offer many opportunities to study with knowledgeable faculty members dedicated to excellence in patient care and scholarship. Many of our faculty are recognized as national and international experts in their field. We have special strengths in treatment-resistant depression, stress and trauma, early childhood development, adolescent mood disorders, psychosis spectrum illness (including first episode of psychosis), and addictions.

Recruitment for the 2023-2024 University of Minnesota Psychiatry Residency, Psychiatry Fellowships, and Psychology Internship will be conducted remotely. More information about the recruitment process will be coming in late summer/early fall.

Antiracism Statement

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences condemns racism, discrimination, and oppression in all forms. We affirm that racism and oppression are public health crises with serious mental health consequences for the communities we serve.

We affirm the Joint Statement on Antiracism put forth by the Association for Academic Psychiatry that condemns the long history of structural racism in our institutions. As psychiatrists and educators, we pledge to take the lead in educating ourselves and others to address these issues head on.

We commit to listen to and promote Black, Indigenous and people of color. We also commit to amplify their calls for change. We have work to do. We are part of a system that has allowed racial disparities in medical outcomes to persist for far too long. This June, each sector of our department will identify specific actionable goals that we will accomplish in the coming academic year (July 2020- July 2021).

Our work is guided by the following principles:

  • Amplify the voices of those most directly affected by racism and oppression to restore justice. Racism and oppression are not their responsibility to solve; the responsibility to dismantle racism falls on those who have benefited from it.
  • Ensure a just, equitable, and inclusive educational, clinical, and research environment. Our Diversity and Inclusion Committee’s mission statement and ongoing initiatives address diversity in all forms as the path to excellence in each of our mission areas.
  • Take all needed steps to identify and dismantle unjust and inequitable systems, as individuals and collectively. This includes systems of white supremacy, a political or socioeconomic system in which white people benefit from a structural advantage (privilege) over other ethnic groups, on both a collective and individual level, and other forms of oppression and discrimination within our medical school, our university, and society at large.

In line with these departmental principles, the UMN Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Education Council commits to the following actions:

  • Lead and engage in national conversations on racial justice and the dismantlement of systems of white supremacy in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences based on what we have learned by listening to Black, Indigenous, and people of color in Minnesota following the killing of George Floyd as a result of police brutality by former members of the Minneapolis Police Department. Additionally, we will author and post a statement naming George Floyd and summarizing these perspectives.
  • Affirm and broadcast our anti-racism statement and action steps on our websites, social media accounts, and other internal and external communications.
  • Implement the curriculum developed by the American Psychiatric Association Black Caucus, entitled, “Stress and Trauma Toolkit: for Treating Historically Marginalized Populations in a Changing Political and Social Environment” in Departmental graduate medical education programs.
  • Engage in proactive outreach, support, and mentorship of Black, Indigenous, and people of color, including current trainees, matched trainees and applicants engaged in the recruitment process.
  • Use the lens of diversity as a driving factor during recruitment and applicant ranking activities, utilizing best practices as outlined by the Department’s Diversity and Inclusion Committee.

Hear from our Department Head Focus on Inclusive Excellence

Through an EDI lens: Why Choose Minneapolis?

Welcome to the interprofessional training in our department!

Medical Students

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

Adult Psychiatry Residency Program

We offer a four-year Adult Psychiatry Residency Program with the possibility of choosing areas of emphasis in research, educational, or clinical expertise.


The Department of Psychiatry offers these fellowship programs:

  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (fully integrated)
  • Addiction Medicine
  • Addiction Psychiatry
  • Forensic Psychiatry
  • Geriatric 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.