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 culturally varied, 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 the people from a variety of different backgrounds within our department 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!

Here, everyone is welcome.

We strive to attract residents from a broad range of backgrounds, beliefs, interests, and trajectories, with a goal of fostering a learning and professional environment characterized by fairness, respect, and creativity. Our department is eager to offer initiatives to build and promote a welcoming culture to all trainees.

▪ Encouraged access to routine medical, dental, and mental healthcare, with access to free therapy resources through the Fellow and Resident Assistance Program (FRAP)
▪ Parental leave regardless of parental gender for birth, adoption, or foster care placement with access to lactation spaces at work sites
▪ Formal faculty-resident mentorship program
▪ Resident “squad” program
▪ Continuation and expansion of formal/elective didactic offerings for residents including cultural psychiatry and healthcare disparities
▪ Access to accommodation requests through the Office of Equal Opportunity, including for disability or religion
▪ Opportunity to be involved with departmental research on mental health inequities and quality improvement initiatives