The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Iowa is steeped in a rich history of achievement in residency training, as well as clinical practice, and in the realm of research. The department is thought to be the first university-affiliated psychiatric department west of the Mississippi River.
As a psychiatry resident at UIHC, you will gain in-depth clinical experience in outpatient and inpatient settings from experts in the field. You will get a well-rounded experience which will include working on units specializing in mood disorders, psychotic disorders, geriatric psychiatry, eating disorders, medical psychiatry, child psychiatry and veterans psychiatry. Residents also work in an array of outpatient settings, some of which include adult psychiatry, child psychiatry, Assertive community treatment (IMPACT), and ECT clinic. Residents can also do electives in perinatal psychiatry, STEPPS (a treatment program for borderline personality disorder), research (including molecular psychiatry and neuroimaging), mindfulness based stress reduction, and work with the Huntington disease clinic. Not only does UIHC have an excellent adult psychiatry residency, UIHC also has residencies in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Family Medicine-Psychiatry, and Internal Medicine-Psychiatry. The University of Iowa is one of two institutions to have both a family medicine-psychiatry residency program and an internal medicine-psychiatry residency program. There are also fellowship opportunities in child and adolescence psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, postdoctoral fellowship in clinical neurobiology and major psychoses, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Our training ultimately provides residents with knowledge of an array of DSM-5 diagnoses including anxiety disorders, eating disorders, mood disorders, personality disorders, psychotic disorders, and substance use disorders.The experience of working at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics is second to none.
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Our program will expose you to a broad range patients and learning situations. Additionally, our didactics will provide continued learning in a variety of topics. The community of Iowa City-Coralville will provide a high quality of living in a safe and friendly environment. And you’ll find a salary and benefit package that competes favorably with accredited programs in an academic medical setting.