The Ohio State Department of Psychology and Behavioral Health offers a dynamic general psychiatry residency program that emphasizes the connection between mental and physical health.

Launch your medical career within a department that boasts:

  • Consistently high passage rates on the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) exam
  • Ample opportunities to develop as an educator with approximately 200 students in each College of Medicine class
  • An interdisciplinary education that provides regular interaction with other medical center specialists and daily opportunities to work with social work and psychology trainees as well as those studying to become a physician’s assistant or nurse practitioner
  • Opportunities to present at national meetings, including those of the American Psychiatric Association, Association of American Medical Colleges, American Neuropsychiatric Association and Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry
  • Authorship in peer-reviewed psychiatric journals
  • Co- and sub-investigator status on clinical trials
  • A commitment to community engagement, advocacy and volunteer service
  • Available incentive opportunities
  • Subsequent acceptance at fellowship programs nationwide in the areas of addiction, child and adolescent, forensic and consultation-liaison psychiatry

New — Research Track Position

The Ohio State University Department of Psychiatry is excited to offer one research track position in the NRMP match process, in addition to our 14 traditional positions!

The program is a rigorous 48 months of clinical residency and research training. Residents’ progression in clinical responsibilities will be commensurate with those in the general residency, as the initial months are similar with plenty of interaction with residents enrolled in the Adult General Psychiatry Residency Program. Throughout the program, the resident will have early and frequent opportunities to gain research exposure and mentorship and in the advanced years, the resident is expected to demonstrate progress with developing independence with a research project, disseminate results, and participate in extramural grant processes.

A residents accepted to the clinical and research track will fulfill all ACGME requirements to complete the residency and engage in mentored research under the supervision of faculty.

  • The overarching goal of the residency research track is to prepare the next generation of innovative clinical and research leaders to collaborate in addressing and advancing the field’s understanding of neuroscience and psychiatric illnesses.
  • The research track culminates in residents having clinical proficiency and advanced understanding and application of research principles as evidenced by participation in extramural grant applications, involvement of mentored research, and publication of manuscripts.
  • The program duration is 4 years and adheres to all ACGME requirements and confers eligibility to complete the American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology examination. This is not a PhD or masters’ degree granting program.

Information for interested applicants

  • Eligibility for entry to Ohio State University Psychiatry Residency Program;
  • Relevant research experiences or demonstrated potential in neurosciences or a related field;
  • Successful completion of USMLE Steps 1 and 2;
  • For international graduates, there must be verification of Educational Commission of Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certification.
  • Eligibility for medical licensure in the state of Ohio;
  • Potential for excellence in psychiatry clinical training through demonstrated interest and aptitude.
  • The application process includes submission of required materials through ERAS. Applicants should include a one page personal statement describing interests in combined clinical and research training in psychiatry and the program and three letters of support from clinical and research faculty familiar with the applicant’s abilities and potential.
  • Applicants will rank and the position will be filled using the NRMP service each year

Our residency program is approved for 56 residents and is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).

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