Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences integrates the best of science, medicine, and education. The Department has expanded greatly in recent years and is becoming an international leader in genomic psychiatry, translational research, and health services research. We are committed to the best possible educational experience for our students and trainees and are dedicated to their development as clinicians, teachers, and researchers. As the major academic partner for Los Angeles County, USC plays a leading role in health care delivery and in graduate medical education for future psychiatrists. We are committed to developing and teaching today's best health care practices, while also teaching skills that will facilitate the practice of psychiatry in 25 years. We believe that this is based in learning how to think critically and become lifelong learners.