We are pleased that you are exploring the University of Nevada Reno (UNR) Psychiatry Residency Program. Being a psychiatrist, especially at UNR is a tremendous experience as we reimagine healthcare and physician practice to improve the health and wellbeing of the community. The psychiatry residents are essential components of this initiative, being core members of the team. The training program is looking for residents who are enthusiastic, motivated, and passionate about psychiatry. Our residents are integral members of the community who prioritize improving access to care and mental health treatment for all who need it. 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 program offers a range of activities associated with a diverse set of clinical institutions that provide a challenging, comprehensive, and stimulating educational experience. There is a strong emphasis on prevention, early intervention, community-based activities, outpatient work, longitudinal experiences, and comprehensive care. The region offers the opportunity to work with urban, suburban, and rural populations within the same region.

These educational experiences are designed to produce resilient, capable, empathetic psychiatrists who are passionate about caring for individuals during their lifespan and their families through scholarship and advocacy. 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 tailored experiences focused on their interests. 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.

At a Glance Facts

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

Residency Program Contacts

Arden D. Dingle, M.D.
Director, Psychiatry Residency Program

Swetha Sirisinahal, D.O.
Associate Director, Psychiatry Residency Program

Applicant Links

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