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Train with highly skilled faculty in a supportive environment

Explore our programs

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences offers several residency, fellowship, internship and specialized psychiatry training programs and is one of only two institutions in the country offering combined psychiatry residency training programs in internal medicine and family medicine. Residents, fellows, interns and trainees work and learn from faculty members who are highly skilled and accomplished yet very approachable and welcoming.

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Residency training programs

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General psychiatry residency

Our four year residency training program integrates clinical training in an academic medical setting with leading edge research and community-based mental health services.

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Internal medicine and psychiatry residency

Our combined internal medicine and psychiatry program endeavors to train physicians in whole-person care and provides them clinical training with diverse and underserved patient populations.

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Family medicine and psychiatry residency

Our combined family medicine and psychiatry residency training program, one of the oldest in the nation, trains physicians who will practice both family medicine and psychiatry.

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Named a Best Grad School for Psychiatry in 2023-2024 by U.S. News & World Report

UC Davis School of Medicine’s psychiatry program is ranked 15th nationwide, placing it among the best medical education psychiatry programs in the nation according to the latest academic rankings released by U.S. News & World Report.

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Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology Training

Our Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology (CCAP) training programs are committed to the lifelong learning process and aim to create an environment that supports trainees to develop across different competency areas by recognizing their strengths and areas for growth.

Fellowship programs


Child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship

The child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship is a two-year program designed to provide fourth and fifth year residents with the clinical experience, knowledge, skills, and attitudes necessary to provide excellent psychiatric care to children and their families.

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Postdoctoral clinical child and adolescent psychology fellowship

Our postdoctoral fellowship program provides advanced clinical child and adolescent psychology training at Sacramento County’s Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Services (CAPS) Clinic.

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Psychiatry consultation liaison fellowship

Our consultation liaison fellowship program is a one-year program that prepares beginning psychiatrists to provide expert psychiatry consultation liaison services to culturally diverse medical and surgical patients in a variety of clinical settings.

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Forensic psychiatry fellowship training

The 12-month forensic psychiatry fellowship provides extensive exposure to a variety of criminal and civil forensic psychiatry experiences. Graduating residents will be skilled in working in a variety of forensic settings and in interfacing with attorneys and courts.

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Clinician health and well-being fellowship

This fellowship is a six-month program for providers in all specialties and aims to foster the culture of medicine as it relates to physician health, well-being, minimizing burnout, and strengthening resilience.

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Other training programs

The department offers a number of other training programs for physicians, residents and medical students and other trainees interested in specialized areas of psychiatry.

Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology Doctoral Internship Program

Medical Student Education

Cultural Psychiatry

Global Mental Health Program

Clinician Health and Well-being Program

Early Identification and Intervention of Pychosis

Early Psychosis Training for Residents and Predoctoral Candidates

The resident experience

I am in the general residency psychiatry training program and have aspirations to pursue a career addressing healthcare disparities among the underserved, minority and immigrant communities from both a clinical and policy lens.

Hammad Khan, M.D.Hammad Khan, M.D., PGY-4, incoming Categorical Psychiatry Chief Resident, 2021-2022 academic year

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Spotlight on teen mental health

Local high school student interviews UC Davis fellows for mental health advocacy project

UC Davis child psychiatry fellow Apurva Bhatt, M.D., and child psychology fellow Christina Aguirre-Kolb, Ph.D., participated in an interview by Hudson Prunier, a senior at Rio Americano High school. Hudson focused on questions about teen mental health as part of a school project aimed at building awareness and advocacy.

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