Psychiatry Residency Tracks

We intend for the PGY-3 and PGY-4 years to be a time where each of our residents will identify particular areas of interest and passion where they will develop their expertise and leadership. Many of our residents will use this elective time to craft individualized and eclectic programs. Others will apply for entry into one of four established tracks and will achieve distinction in the Community Psychiatry Track, Women’s Mental Health Track, Clinician–Educator Track, and Research Track.

Women’s Mental Health Track

This track includes rotations at Parkland Memorial Hospital, the Dallas Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and in psychosocial research in order to develop expertise in psychiatric issues specific to women, with a strong emphasis on peripartum psychiatry and gender-specific, evidence-based interventions.

Community Psychiatry Track

This track includes special seminars at Metrocare Services Center for Education and Research and progression of public psychiatry clinical experiences that prepare the resident to become a future leader in public mental health.

Clinician–Educator Track

Residents who aspire to a future as academic clinical psychiatrists may apply to this track where they will focus on the identification of a clinical focus of expertise, development of teaching and presenting skills, and learning how to turn clinical and teaching enthusiasms into scholarly productivity.

Psychotherapy Track

The UTSW Psychotherapy Track provides clinical and educational experiences for residents interested in developing advanced psychotherapy skills and scholarship. This track supplements our residency’s robust core psychotherapy curriculum training. Track residents can also focus on a specialty concentration, including beginning their certifications in cognitive behavioral or psychoanalytic therapy.

Research Track

Prepares the resident for a future as a principal investigator in translational research.