Department and Faculty
Mayo Clinic's psychiatrists are physicians who assume primary responsibility for the care of patients with mental disorders. In addition, many are keenly committed to practical psychotherapy and believe it is essential to the practice of psychiatry.
These values have helped place our department at the forefront of consultation-liaison psychiatry, medical psychiatry and neuropsychiatry. At the same time, the theories, practices and humanistic traditions of the psychotherapeutic schools are valued and enthusiastically taught at Mayo Clinic.
The Department of Psychiatry and Psychology at Mayo Clinic is one of the largest psychiatric treatment groups in the U.S., with more than 80 psychiatrists and psychologists representing every aspect of psychiatric medicine. Specialists in psychiatry and psychology at Mayo Clinic provide comprehensive evaluation, diagnosis and treatment for patients with psychiatric problems.
Most patients are treated on an outpatient basis, but the department conducts several inpatient programs within Mayo Clinic Psychiatric Hospital, one of which is an active Medical Psychiatry Unit, a focus of education for the Psychosomatic Medicine Fellowship.
In addition to caring for patients in their clinical practices, Mayo Clinic's faculty members are committed to teaching and facilitating the growth of medical knowledge. Many of our faculty have published and lectured extensively and are recognized leaders in their fields. You have direct access to these individuals throughout your training program. Many staff members also conduct research and are involved in training new specialists.
Visiting professors and lecturers
Many prominent professors visit Mayo Clinic each year. They present their work during lectures and participate in hospital rounds. You are encouraged to take full advantage of these opportunities.