Program Description

The unique advantages of Mayo Clinic offers you exceptional training in consultation/liaison and medical psychiatry. Providing effective consultations for all psychiatry patients means that practical psychotherapy is integrated with thoughtful pharmacotherapy, and then applied to a diverse patient population.

The four-year Psychiatry Residency Program at Mayo Clinic in Rochester offers:

  • An environment that facilitates learning the science and art of psychiatric medicine
  • A program grounded in the value of patient-centered medicine and therefore keen to harness tomorrow's knowledge and tools
  • An institution large enough to nourish broad interests and a program small enough to respond to each resident
  • Daily, extended contact with accessible and personable consultants who enjoy both their work and teaching
  • Diverse patients: community and complex tertiary-care patients, forensic patients, international and immigrant populations
  • A protected didactic curriculum, designed to integrate diagnostic and therapeutic skills with progressive clinical experience
  • Training that blends understanding the dynamics of behavior and the biology of dynamics
  • A clinical curriculum developing the complete psychiatrist as a physician-therapist
  • Remarkable auxiliary support so you can spend more of your time learning and caring for patients
  • A gracious and welcoming medical campus

The active and collegial collaboration between psychiatry and other specialties at Mayo Clinic paves the road to meaningful clinical, teaching and research opportunities for residents.

The Adult Psychiatry Residency is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

When you successfully complete the Adult Psychiatry Residency Program, you will be able to take the certification examination offered by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN).

Program History
The Psychiatry Residency Program at Mayo Clinic in Rochester was established in 1950. Approximately 300 residents have completed training in this program. It is anticipated that going forward, nine trainees will commence this residency annually.

See also American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN).