Psychiatry Residency Training Program


Thank you for your interest in Psychiatry Residency at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth). Our training program is a four-year, fully accredited program in the heart of the world’s largest medical center in the incredibly diverse, fourth largest city in the nation. The mission of our residency is to prepare residents to be outstanding clinicians, educators, and researchers who are leaders in the field. Our team is committed to training psychiatrists who through their knowledge of the neurosciences and clinical skills are experts in the brain, the mind, and social systems.

The professional and personal growth of our residents is fostered through close supervisory relationships with faculty and an open-door policy for problem-solving. In addition, there is an extensive didactic program that is broad-based and updated yearly in response to resident feedback. We believe that the key to creating an excellent academic training program is to provide an environment that is supportive, rich in choices, allows for protected didactic and research time, and offers dedicated mentorship. Each resident is supervised and mentored in their individual interests and supported in planning a personally fulfilling career in an environment that places a high value on collegiality.

The program attracts faculty and trainees both nationally and internationally and this diversity is one of our greatest strengths. Each day our jobs are exciting because of the opportunity we have to work with an incredibly talented and dedicated group of individuals. Our residents are exposed to a wide variety of systems of psychiatric care and patient populations, and upon graduation go on to academic appointments, clinical research careers, public psychiatry, and private practice.

We are delighted that you are interested in our residency program and we look forward to showing you what makes it so outstanding!