University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences sponsors a fully accredited psychiatry program, which was established in 1999. We are proud of the diversity of our residents and their commitment to working to improve the access and care of patients. We are even more proud of the maturity, compassion and humanism of our faculty and residents.

Our residents experience progressive, supervised clinical responsibilities at various teaching facilities in Reno. Residents learn psychiatric assessment, diagnosis, treatment planning, inter-disciplinary team management, pharmacotherapy, and psychotherapy in acute inpatient and long-term outpatient settings. Residents treat an appropriate mix of public and private patients. Opportunities for medical student teaching at the training sites and during didactic sessions are available. Residents also participate in scholarship, advocacy and administrative activities.

Residents are prepared for general psychiatric careers. Many of our residents have been accepted into sub-specialty programs.

At a Glance Facts

  • Fully accredited university program with balanced training in both psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy
  • Weekly Psychotherapy clinic that starts in the PGY 1 year
  • Resident Complement: 24, 6 per year
  • Multiple training sites in both public and private sectors with reasonable on-call mainly from home during all four years
  • Completion of general psychiatric requirements by the endof the PGY 3 year
  • Individual attention to both personal and professional development of residents
  • Weekly elective time that starts in the PGY 2 year
  • Spectacular high desert and mountain environment