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Psychiatry Residency Tracks

We intend for postgraduate years 3 and 4 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 our below established tracks and achieve distinction:

Child and Adult Psychiatry Combined Track

The Child and Adult Psychiatry Combined Track allows applicants to match at the same time into both Adult and Child/Adolescent Psychiatry.

Educator Track

Residents who aspire to a future as academic clinical psychiatrists may apply to the Educator Track, where they will focus on identifying a clinical focus of expertise, developing their teaching and presenting skills, and learning how to turn clinical and teaching enthusiasms into scholarly productivity.

Psychotherapy Track

The 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 therapy or psychoanalytic therapy.

Research Track

The Research Track prepares residents for a future as a principal investigator in translational research. 

Rural and Public Mental Health Track

The Rural and Public Mental Health 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.

Transitional Age Youth Track

The Transitional Age Youth Track allows residents an opportunity to focus their training on working with adolescents and young adults and learn about the unique developmental tasks, social considerations, and neurobiological changes that are vital to understand caring for this population. 

Women’s Mental Health Track

The Women's Mental Health Track includes rotations at Parkland Memorial Hospital, at the Dallas Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and in psychosocial research to develop expertise in psychiatric issues specific to women, with a strong emphasis on peripartum psychiatry and gender-specific, evidence-based interventions.