The cultural psychiatry curriculum at UC Davis is integrated into the didactics in all four years of residency training. Elective opportunities are available in the PGY-2 and PGY-4 years to advance learning and integrate knowledge with clinical practice, research and advocacy.

What topics are covered?

  • Ethnographies of self
  • Cultural psychiatry
  • Mental health equity
  • Women’s mental health
  • LGBTQ+ psychiatry
  • Transgender mental health
  • Global mental health
  • Refugee mental health
  • Social determinants of mental health
  • Structural competency
  • Cultural humility
  • Structural racism in psychiatry
  • Social injustice and mental health
  • Cultural psychiatry and psychotherapy
  • Trauma-informed care

Cultural psychiatry training in our local community

Sacramento is one of the most ethnically diverse and integrated metropolitan areas in the country. Our department has long recognized the importance of providing culturally relevant care through its commitment to cultural psychiatry training. As a result, UC Davis psychiatry residents receive robust training in working with diverse and marginalized patients across a variety of treatment settings at UC Davis and Sacramento county.

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Take a deeper dive

The Evolution of Cultural Psychiatry

For an in-depth discussion on cultural psychiatry, read Ruth Shim, M.D., M.P.H.’s guest editorial, “The Evolution of Cultural Psychiatry” in Psychiatric Annals.