The UTHSCSA Department of Psychiatry excels in the education and training of medical students, residents and fellows by nationally recognized faculty. Medical students receive formal course training in Human Behavior and Psychopathology during their first (MS1) and second (MS2) years of medical school respectively. During their third year of medical training (MS3), students have the opportunity for hands-on clinical practice at multiple sites in San Antonio as will as Regional Academic Health Center (RAHC) sponsored sites in Harlingen and Edinburg located in the Lower Rio Grande Valley. Medical student psychiatry education is supplemented with summer research opportunities and fourth year (MS4) electives. Upon graduation all students are well versed in the diagnosis and basic management of mood disorders, thought disorders, substance use disorders, and suicide risk assessments.
Strong postgraduate residency training programs are offered in psychiatry and psychology. Our programs are combined with the United States Air Force psychiatry training programs. This unique partnership creates highly diverse classes of resident trainees and broadens all residents’ training experiences. We welcome you to explore our program’s educational opportunities and look forward to receiving your applications. Our primary clinical training sites include University Hospital, Audie L. Murphy Veterans’ Memorial Hospital, and San Antonio Military Medical Center. Outpatient experiences occur at several community clinics and local university clinics (St. Mary’s, University of Texas at San Antonio, and University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio)While most residents choose to focus their education activities on clinical training, our program offers competitive research tracks with protected research time and individual mentorship from NIH funded investigators for those highly motivated to pursue academic careers. Approximately one-third of our graduates pursue additional fellowship training in child and adolescent psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, psychosomatic medicine or other fellowship opportunities.
We welcome you to explore our program’s educational opportunities and look forward to receiving your applications.