We expect and ensure that our graduates are competent physicians appropriately grounded in medicine, neurology, and neuropsychiatry, as well as in general psychiatry. Many of our residents decide to continue their training with specialized fellowships, becoming future leaders and advancing the evolving prevention and treatment initiatives in the field of psychiatric disorders.
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Beyond our General Psychiatry residency program, the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship typically begins in PGY-4. Our training provides residents with a balanced, broad-based biological, psychological, and social foundation in their approach to children and families with mental illness.
The Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Fellowship offers consultation-liaison training in a wide variety of specialties in both inpatient and outpatient settings including oncology, OB/GYN, HIV, trauma, organ transplantation, pulmonary medicine, cardiology, surgery, and surgical subspecialties. Responsibilities for the PGY-5 include direct patient care and supervision of psychiatry residents and medical students.
We also offer a Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship to train the next generation of physicians in the legal aspects of mental health. PGY-5s practice criminal and civil forensic evaluations as well as provide psychiatric inpatient treatment in both a state psychiatric hospital setting and a correctional environment.
Other Fellowship Opportunities
The Addiction Medicine Fellowship offers trainees a wide array of training opportunities in addiction medicine through cross-collaboration across disciplines and professions. Addiction Medicine fellows will be competent in systems of care and will understand their role in a team-based model.
Additionally, the UNC Center for Excellence in Community Mental Health has a Community Psychiatry Fellowship to prepare psychiatrists to be effective leaders in community mental health by providing training in interdisciplinary models of care, community-minded and recovery-oriented clinical services, and mental health advocacy and policy.
The NIMH-supported T32 post-doctoral Eating Disorder Fellowship Program examines and transforms our understanding of eating disorders through advanced and collaborative science. A range of molecular genetic studies and clinical trials ensures exciting research and analytic opportunities and with the potential for extensive international collaborations.
Reproductive Mood Disorders
The NIH-funded T32 post-doctoral fellowship in Reproductive Mood Disorders embraces an integrative perspective, exploring both the biological basis and clinically relevant phenotypes of reproductive mood disorders. The program emphasizes the study of the pathophysiological mechanisms that underlie these disorders.