Training Programs

The Semel Institute and Department of Psychiatry is training the next generation of physicians and scientists who will bring their abilities to bear throughout California, the United States, and around the world. The Department fosters collaborative research and education across departments at UCLA and our trainees enroll in a program within a particular department (or in an interdepartmental program) at the David Geffen School of Medicine and the other academic units of UCLA.

The general Psychiatry Residency and the Child & Adolescent and Geriatric Fellowships are primarily based at UCLA with affiliated programs across the greater LA area. Internship and postdoctoral fellowships for clinical psychology and neuropsychology are internationally renowned and among the largest in the world. Within the Department, training for medical students is delivered through an 8 week Clerkship and by participation in Psychiatry Electives.

Research training is delivered through a variety of pre- and post- doctoral fellowships, supported by a vast portfolio of courses, not only to develop research skills, but also to support trainees and health professionals across the fields of psychiatry, neuroscience and human behavior.

Finally there are many opportunities for continuing education with the Department and the Semel Institute, through Grand Rounds, online training, conferences and symposia