Department of Psychiatry
Penn Behavioral Health

Residency Training Program

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About Us

The Department of Psychiatry offers an academically oriented, comprehensive, four-year residency in General Psychiatry. Our program builds upon a strong background in general medicine and includes outstanding clinical and didactic training in all aspects of psychiatry. Penn will prepare you for leadership in psychiatry and comprehensive behavioral health care, whether your professional interests are in clinical medicine, research and academics, or health care delivery.

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Some of the strengths of the program are:

  • Dynamic, stable leadership
  • Philosophy of integrating research with clinical care
  • Active, involved, and creative faculty
  • Combination of theoretical approaches to achieve best possible clinical care
  • Diverse, cohesive resident group with excellent morale
  • Diverse patient population
  • Embedded within outstanding international hospital and medical school
  • Integration of public and private psychiatry
  • Psychiatry held within high regard in the Health System
  • Modern facilities
  • Opportunities for individual faculty mentoring and research training
  • Strong faculty and training experiences in ALL areas of modern psychiatry
  • Outstanding clinical teaching and supervision
  • Comprehensive psychotherapy training
  • NIMH-funded Clincal Research Scholars Program
  • Excellent opportunities for advanced training and academic career
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  • Elective specialty tracks in Community Psychiatry and Psychotherapy


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