UNR Psychiatry Residency

Residents, 2016


We are pleased that you are interested in becoming a psychiatrist and are considering our program. It is a wonderful time to be in Psychiatry, especially at the University of Nevada Reno (UNR) School of Medicine as UNR reimagines healthcare and physician practice to improve the health and wellbeing of the community. The Psychiatry Department and Residency are essential components of this initiative with residents being core members of the team. The training program is looking for residents who are enthusiastic, motivated with self-initiative who are passionate about psychiatry, represent the community and prioritize improving the mental health for all.

Our program offers a range of activities associated with a diverse set of clinical institutions that provides a challenging, comprehensive and stimulating educational experience. There is a strong emphasis on prevention, early intervention, community-based experiences, outpatient work and comprehensive care. The region offers the opportunity to work with urban, suburban and rural populations within the same region.

This educational experience is designed to produce resilient, capable, empathetic psychiatrists who are passionate about caring for children, adolescents, adults and families as clinicians, teachers, researchers and advocates. The curriculum prioritizes the acquisition and application of knowledge and skills integrated across the biological, psychological and social domains of psychiatric practice. While participating in foundational training experiences, there are multiple opportunities for residents to participate in the development and implementation of educational, clinical and scholarly programming as well as tailoring experiences to meet their needs. Being a medium sized program ensures that residents and faculty know each other well, work closely together and are part of a supportive, engaged and inclusive group.

The program is accredited by the American Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) and is associated with a Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship.

The Reno/ Lake Tahoe/ Sparks region offers urban, suburban and rural settings with an array of living and recreational opportunities including a variety of outdoor activities, cultural events, entertainment and dining experiences. The area is close to the mountains and a world famous lake. Reno rests on a high desert plateau with sunny days throughout the year. The community is diverse, vibrant, inclusive and friendly with excellent schools.

Please explore our website, program and the region. We welcome questions and would be delighted to provide additional information.

Arden D Dingle, MD
Director, Psychiatry Residency Program