Residency Curriculum

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Our psychiatric residency program at the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine is dedicated to providing balanced training in both effective psychotherapies and pharmacotherapies. Training is also balanced in that it occurs in both public and private settings. We believe that psychiatrists of the future need to be physicians of the mind. As a result, our curriculum focuses not only on neurobiological factors, but also past and present psychosocial factors contributing to the way individuals feel, think, and act.


  • Internal Medicine – 4 months
  • Inpatient Psychiatry – 3 months
  • Inpatient Psychiatry & Chemical Dependence – 3 months
  • Neurology – 2 months
  • PGY-1 Call: Weekend call, no after hours call


  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry – 3 months
  • Consult/Liaison Psychiatry – 3 months
  • Emergency Psychiatry – 3 months Inpatient Psychiatry – 3 months
  • PGY-2 Call: q6 on average


  • Outpatient Psychiatry – 12 months continuous, ½ time at public site and ½ time at private site.
  • PGY-3 Call: Two non-consecutive weekend days per month


  • Variety of electives and selectives
  • PGY-4 Call: One weekend day each month on Consultation Psychiatry and if required by specific electives.