About The Program
The University of Southern California Psychiatry Residency Training Program aims to train psychiatrists from diverse backgrounds who are expert in providing culturally-competent, evidence-based, comprehensive care to patients from across the social, economic, and cultural spectrum who are dealing with complex, comorbid conditions (psychiatric, substance use, medical, legal). While the program aims to imbue all residents with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required to care for psychiatrically complex patients, it also provides those who are interested with training to become administrative leaders, clinician educators, and clinician scientists. Graduates will thus be able to advance mental health care by providing direct patient care in psychiatric settings, consultation-liaison services (inpatient, integrated outpatient, and telepsychiatry), and physician leadership in academic centers, healthcare organizations, and policy and advocacy initiatives.
Commitment To Diversity
Our department is committed to attracting and nurturing a diverse community dedicated to providing culturally informed, high quality behavioral healthcare to a multicultural population. Both in our work environment and clinical practice, we embrace diversity across multiple dimensions, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic background, and religion. Our department provides a safe, inclusive environment, and through our clinical services, educational programs, research studies, and policy initiatives, we are committed to addressing health care disparities for historically marginalized groups; to combating racism and anti-Blackness at all levels; and to promoting and ensuring social justice.