Visiting Educational Programs

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences welcomes visitors who are not compensated by UTHealth and students who are not enrolled in UTHealth educational programs to participate in an approved collaborative or educational training for a specific period of time.

Prospective visitors may apply under one of the following five categories:

CategoryDepartmental Application Fee
Observers: PROGRAM ON HOLD Individuals who observe university operations for their own educational or training purposes$250
Pre-Baccalaureate Trainees: PROGRAM ON HOLD High school or undergraduate students who seek hands on training and experience in preparation for a health sciences education.$300
Professional Trainees: PROGRAM ON HOLD Professionals who hold an undergraduate or higher degree and seek additional hands-on training in the health sciences.

This program includes twelve interactive lectures on relevant topics in psychiatry residency education, such as diagnosis, treatment modalities (psychopharmacology and psychotherapy) and neuroscience. Trainees will also be provided with critical tools to enhance their performance in the residency interview process.
Instructor: Vineeth John, MD, MBA
Visiting Student Trainees: Students who receive hands on training from UTHealth faculty and staff, but are not registered and enrolled in a course at UTHealth. To be qualified for this category, the Visiting Student Trainee must be enrolled in an undergraduate, graduate or professional degree program at another institution and the training at UTHealth must fulfill an educational requirement of the program.$50
Visiting Scientists: PROGRAM ON HOLD
Scientists who collaborate with UTHealth faculty and staff while being employed and paid by another institution. Applications will be reviewed on a case by case basis.

In addition to Departmental Application Fees, an application processing fee ($750.00 USD if paid by money order or $775.00 USD if paid by wire transfer) will also be charged to all Foreign Observers and Foreign Professional Trainees. Please visit the Executive Vice President & Chief Academic page for specific details.

Please note that our application process does not apply to volunteers or postdoctoral research fellows.

How to Apply

This process is only for the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Applications must be submitted at least 10 weeks in advance of the desired start date.

  1. Prospective visitors must first secure faculty sponsorship. Applicants are encouraged to identify faculty within the department who match their interests. The faculty sponsor will then alert our Visiting Educational Programs Coordinator to initiate the application process.
  2. Our coordinator will review the application criteria with the faculty sponsor and/or applicant to determine the appropriate category to apply under.
  3. The applicant must complete pages 1-4 of the application and attach all supporting documentation before forwarding to our coordinator.
  4. Your application will then be sent for further processing.

Important Notice: A non-refundable application processing fee will be charged by the university to all Foreign Observers and Foreign Professional Trainees.

Click here for additional information on the program.