University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences sponsors a fully accredited psychiatry program, which was established in 1993. We are proud of the diversity of our residents and high percentage of graduates who have passed the examinations of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. 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. Research and publication by residents are encouraged but not required for program completion.

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
  • Total number of residents: 21
  • Multiple training sites in both public and private sectors with reasonable on-call mainly from home during all four years
  • Individual attention to both personal and professional development of residents
  • Spectacular high desert and mountain environment

Residency Didactics

The residency's didactic experiences complement the clinical rotations and other experiences with an emphasis on learner participation and preparation. Residents are expected to demonstrate initiative in terms of seeking out and participating in didactic and clinical experiences, both required and optional, throughout training.

Courses are organized into the general categories listed below with some subjects integrated throughout the curriculum.