Education

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Education is a primary focus of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. All of the full-time faculty are significantly involved in educational activities at all levels, both didactic and clinical. Their efforts are extended and enhanced by a number of very involved community faculty, all of whom prioritize learning across multiple settings. The residents and fellows work closely with the faculty and others to ensure that didactic and clinical teaching for all learners is high quality and relevant. The emphasis is providing educational experiences within and in collaboration with the local and regional community.

The UNR Department of Psychiatry Residency and Fellowship programs are committed to recruiting residents, fellows, faculty, and staff who represent the population of the United States in all of its diversity and dimensions. The department and training programs strive to maintain and improve the atmosphere of equity and inclusion that currently exists for residents, fellows, faculty, and staff. We are very proud of our commitment to working in the community with an emphasis on caring for the underserved. We also recognize that we can always do better. The department and training programs are actively recruiting outstanding adult and child psychiatrists who represent the wide variety of people who call the United States home. Our didactic and clinical curricula are always under review, and we are working to broaden the range of experiences for trainees and enhance educational opportunities related to diversity and inclusion. Some current initiatives include incorporating health systems sciences, the effect of health disparities, and the impact of structural racism more systematically into training instruction. We are also prioritizing the incorporation of outpatient and psychotherapy experiences earlier in training and for longer periods of time while also exploring additional options for clinical, educational, administrative, and scholarly electives.

Applicant Links

GME
Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS)
National Resident Matching Program (NRMP)
United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE)
National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners (COMLEX)
Nevada Medical Board

Professional Resources
American Psychiatric Association
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Nevada Psychiatric Association

Contact Us
Psychiatry Residency and Child/ Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship
Monica Oesterling
775-682-8455
moesterling@med.unr.edu

Medical Student Clerkship
Courtney Cliften
775-682-8465
ccliften@med.unr.edu

Residency Program

Residency Program

The Psychiatry Residency is a community-based program that aims to diversify and expand the local workforce to provide psychiatrists able to provide high quality care for the region's population in collaboration with others.

Child/Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship

Child/Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship

The goal of the Child and Adolescent Fellowship is to improve mental health services to children in Nevada by training a new cohort of child and adolescent psychiatrists.

Psychiatry Clerkship

Psychiatry Clerkship

The medical student clerkship in psychiatry is a six-week core experience in Reno. Students build their knowledge and skills in psychiatry by joining clinical teams in inpatient and consultation liaison settings.

Grand Rounds

Grand Rounds

Our monthly Psychiatry Grand Rounds series provides a free CME opportunity for university and community physicians, residents and students. Those in attendance can expect to learn from a diverse group of presenters.