Adult Psychiatry Program
MESSAGE FROM THE DIRECTOR
Thank you for your interest in the University of Utah Psychiatry Residency Program. This is an exciting time to join our department! In the last two years, our department has moved into the expanded University Neuropsychiatric Institute (UNI), the Veterans Medical Center has opened a new psychiatric outpatient building, and we have expanded our training program to eight residents a year. Our department has grown to over 70 full time teaching faculty, and 150 adjunct faculty. We are committed to providing training opportunities with the underserved, and persons with severe and persistent mental illness. As such, we have added three new rotations to give residents more experience with these populations. These rotations are located at the Salt Lake County Jail, at the Fourth Street Clinic for homeless individuals, and at the Wellness Recovery Center, a step down treatment facility for persons with severe and persistent mental illness. Our program and the Department of Psychiatry are on the leading edge of developments in the field of Psychiatry. Residents in our program can gain experience in telepsychiatry, TMS, ECT, community outreach, and collaborative models of psychiatric care. We also remain one of the only programs in the country with a dedicated didactic day.
Training in Utah allows you to live in one of the most beautiful locations in the United States and at the same time experience a rigorous, academically based education in psychiatry. We are dedicated to providing a balanced training with strong experiences in psychotherapy as well as biologically based treatments. Most of our residents are involved in research during the course of their training, and many have publications by the time of graduation. Our residents are enthusiastic, well-rounded, and collegial. We encourage diligence during work hours, but also believe that having fun during time off is integral to a healthy lifestyle. We hope you have the opportunity to visit our department and learn more about us.
Roxanne L. Bartel, M.D.