Medical Student Education
Message from the Director
Welcome to the Medical Student Education Program at the McGovern Medical School Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Our department is dedicated to providing students with a rich clinical experience in psychiatry as an integral part of a comprehensive medical education. Students of all specialty choices are prepared to understand and address the unique needs of patients with mental health disorders in their future practice or to continue their training in a psychiatry residency program after graduation.
The greatest strength of our program lies in the deep commitment to medical student teaching by our faculty, fellows and residents. We are proud that eighteen of our faculty members were recognized by receiving McGovern Medical School Dean’s Teaching Excellence Awards in 2017. Our faculty provide excellent student training as they treat the diverse Houston patient population at several training sites, including UTHealth Harris County Psychiatric Center (HCPC), Behavioral and Biomedical Sciences Building (BBSB), Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital and Memorial Hermann Hospital.
We are honored that that our educational programs consistently receive excellent student evaluations, and that each year a large number of graduating students at McGovern Medical School choose to pursue psychiatry residency training. We are excited by your interest in our department and would welcome the opportunity to provide you with guidance and mentorship in educational opportunities in psychiatry.