Why Choose Psychiatry at UB?

Our dedicated, internationally recognized faculty, unique research facilities and innovative clinical programs prepare you for success, whether you plan an academic career or intend to enter clinical practice.

Faculty member working with a resident.
Dedicated, Individualized Mentoring

You’ll be supported by strong formal mentoring programs and a friendly, open-door culture, whether you’re looking for advice on advice on research or help building your teaching or clinical career.

Medical resident talking with a faculty member in a busy hospital setting.
Broad-Based Clinical Training

Our school’s system of affiliated hospitals and clinics gives you a practical, well-rounded base of experience. You’ll learn to collaborate and communicate with professionals throughout the health care system, manage information in multiple electronic health records systems and treat patients from many different backgrounds.

Student explaining his research to a faculty mentor in front of a white board.
Vibrant Research Community

Our faculty, residents and fellows conduct award-winning research in diverse areas. Our specialized labs, journal clubs, academic rounds and day-to-day conversations bring together researchers at all levels from across our divisions and outside our department.

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Community Ties

Through a long-standing tradition of engaged, active research and clinical work, our department has built rich ties to the community. During your training, you’ll coordinate frequently with social workers, educators, legal professionals and more.

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Dynamic, Responsive Curriculum

Residents on our medical educator track conduct curriculum-based research, generating proposals we’ve integrated into our standard curriculum. We also offer specialized coursework in response to our students’ interests and needs.

Pharmaceutical representative talking with a group of faculty and residents.
Critical Engagement with the Discipline

To help our residents understand the benefits and limitations of pharmaceutical treatment, we connect you with industry representatives and their research through an annual pharmaceutical symposium, grand rounds and resident rounds. We also host an annual psychiatry conference that draws a national audience.