The four chief residents of 2018-2019 on a building walkway discussing about future training.

Education and Training

Educating the next generation of clinicians and investigators in the mental health fields is a key mission of the Columbia University Department of Psychiatry. Our myriad training programs, which are among the most respected in the country, benefit from the expertise of our large and dedicated faculty, our outstanding clinical and research facilities, and our dedication to providing the highest quality education to students and trainees at all levels. We offer:

  • Residency Training in general adult psychiatry
  • Residency Training in child and adolescent psychiatry
  • Post-doctoral/post-residency research fellowships
  • Clinical Fellowship Training in psychosomatics, addictions, forensics, geriatrics, women’s mental health, public psychiatry, and emergency psychiatry
  • Internships and Externships for clinical psychologists
  • Clinical rotations, electives, and research mentorship for medical students
  • Clinical training opportunities for nurses, social workers, RT and PT students
  • Research opportunities for undergraduates, graduate students, and visiting students
  • Post-graduate training in psychoanalysis (adult and child), psychodynamic psychotherapy (adult and child) and transference-focused psychotherapy

We look forward to helping you to find the training opportunity that best fits your educational needs. We are particularly committed to supporting the career development of women and underrepresented minorities in psychiatry.