Graduate Medical Education : General Psychiatry Residency Training Program

General Psychiatry Residency Training Program

Message from the Program Director

Dear Doctor:

Thank you for your interest in our Psychiatric Residency Training Program. As a result of innovative research in psychiatry, exciting advances in knowledge are emerging that directly impact clinical care. Our mission is not only to train excellent psychiatrists for the increasing demand in the community, but also to foster the growth of future leaders in research and clinical psychiatry. In order to meet these goals, residents in our training program acquire the most advanced knowledge in areas of molecular neurobiology, genetics, brain imaging, epidemiology, pharmacogenomics, psychopharmacology, and psychotherapy. We believe that, along with the rapid advances in psychopharmacologic treatment, there will always be a fundamental need for psychotherapy in dealing with mental illness.

We prepare residents to become recognized leaders in the field by training them to lead and direct multidisciplinary treatment teams while working with a broad and diverse group of patients. As the key investment in the professional life of a physician, residency education is the time to ensure a bright future, made possible through the training opportunities available at the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and its affiliated hospitals.

At the University of Miami, we offer a four-year program, filled through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP) as well as a three-year option for residents who join us after their internship year. We seek residents from a variety of backgrounds who wish to pursue a wide range of interests in psychiatry, including research, teaching, administration or clinical careers. Our residents are mentored and taught by our world-class faculty in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine.

Our residency program offers excellent clinical training as well as opportunities to develop as a researcher, educator or academician. Specialty tracks are available in research and psychotherapy. If you have a particular interest, please indicate this at the time of your application or at your interview.

Applicants are urged to apply as early as possible. Personal interviews are necessary and are usually scheduled after the application documents are received.

On this site you will find a comprehensive description of our Psychiatric Residency Training Program including requirements for applicants. If there is any additional information that we may provide, please do not hesitate to contact us at or by calling 305-355-8264.

Radu V.Saveanu, M.D.
Professor and Executive Vice Chair for Clinical Services and Education
University of Miami Leonard M. Miller School of Medicine