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Frequently Asked Questions

Academic Series

All of the academic series have the 3 ranks or levels – Assistant Professor, Associate Professor and Professor. The Clinical (Compensated) series has an additional level which is Instructor.

Common subject areas

A broad list of common subject areas ('lay' terms) and conditions to cover scope of research, training and healthcare work at the Semel Institute and Department of Psychiatry.

Psychiatry curriculum topics

Curriculum topics as used by the Psychiatry Residency and Fellowships at UCLA.

ACGME (Psychiatry) Core Competencies

Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education - Core Competencies required for Residency programs in Psychiatry.


The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) is published by the American Psychiatric Association and provides diagnostic criteria for mental disorders. It is used in the United States and in varying degrees around the world, by clinicians, researchers, psychiatric drug regulation agencies, health insurance companies, pharmaceutical companies and policy makers.
The attached listing is ordered by numerical code. More information can be found at

Sleep Research

Local vocabulary to classify content on the Center for Sleep Research website