The Vanderbilt Psychiatry Residency program is an ACGME accredited 4 year residency that was founded in 1947. The program offers an opportunity for residents to receive training in general psychiatry and to begin a career balanced with clinical and academic possibilities. As one of the leading centers in the nation for medical education, advanced patient care and biomedical research, Vanderbilt has a long tradition of preparing physicians for careers in psychiatry.

The program offers a general track, child and adolescent psychiatry fast track, and a research track. The program has a developing educational focus on integrating neuroscience and evolutionary psychiatry in our formulation and clinical reasoning. Research and academic leadership and teaching are major areas of growing emphasis for our residency.

Clinical training is broadly diversified with many elective opportunities to permit residents to explore their interests. Training sites include inpatient, outpatient, general hospital, community, and homeless psychiatry settings. The department has a broad range of research opportunities for residents who work closely with an extremely collaborative faculty. Our program is a highly collegial program that seeks academically accomplished, mature, and compassionate residents.

The program is divided into four years of training:

Post-Graduate Year 1

Post-Graduate Year 2

Post-Graduate Year 3

Post-Graduate Year 4

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The program offers a Research track and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship fast track.

Clinical training takes place at Vanderbilt University Hospital, Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital and Clinics, Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital, and the Nashville Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center.

A distinguished faculty, with expertise in general psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, community psychiatry, forensic psychiatry, psychosomatic medicine, and geriatric psychiatry ensures the best in graduate medical education.

For more information please review this presentation or contact:

Cowan.jpg Ronald L. Cowan, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor of Psychiatry, Radiology, and Psychology
Vice-Chair for Education, Department of Psychiatry
Training Director, Adult Psychiatry Residency
Director, Psychiatric Neuroimaging Program

132834.jpg Sheryl B. Fleisch, M.D.

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Associate Training Director, Adult Psychiatry Residency
Medical Director, Homeless Health Services at VUMC
Director, Vanderbilt Street Psychiatry Program
Program Director, Psychosomatic Fellowship Program