Where You'll Spend Your Time
About This Program
The mission of the University of Texas Southwestern Adult Psychiatry Residency is to prepare residents to be mental health leaders in healing, education, advocacy, and research (HEAR).We are committed to training psychiatrists who are expert in the brain, the mind, and social systems; who are highly capable at working in teams and care systems; who meet each patient with dignity and the desire to listen; and who feel supported by our training community and in turn support each other. Our residents are exposed to a wide variety of systems of psychiatric care and patient populations. We place a special emphasis on our commitment to serving our local community, and to providing community/public psychiatry training that is second to none. Other areas of specific strengths are represented by the following optional tracks within the program: Research, Women’s Mental Health, and Clinician-Educator. We believe that as psychiatrists we cannot thrive and reach our full potential unless we are part of a community of colleagues who deeply care for each other. Optimal patient care is provided by psychiatrists who have balanced and satisfying lives. We constantly look for ways to support our residents in this pursuit. This includes the many activities run by our vigorous Psychiatry Residents Organization, including a "Families" program, social activities, a weekly lunch meeting, a yearly retreat day, and a regular movie night. The Residency Program offers process group called T-Group, an important source of peer support that is led by experienced group therapists. We also have arranged for our residents to obtain low-fee psychotherapy with excellent psychotherapists at the resident’s request. We offer ACGME-accredited fellowships in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry, Addictions Psychiatry, Psychosomatic Psychiatry, and Sleep Medicine. We are currently constructing a Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship as well. Some of our graduates elect to pursue these fellowships with us while others have gone on to other prominent programs around the country. In recent years our graduates have entered private practice, basic or clinical research careers, psychoanalytic training, academic appointments all over the country, and public psychiatry. We welcome applicants with any of these aspirations (or others we haven’t yet thought of), and we strive to help each resident define his/her individual interests and plan a personally fulfilling career.