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Graduate medical education in psychiatry at Mayo Clinic

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As a trainee in the Psychiatry Residency at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, you’ll receive exceptional clinical psychiatry training in an academic environment grounded in the three Mayo Clinic shields: clinical practice, research, and education.

Providing effective consultations for all psychiatry patients means that practical psychotherapy is integrated with thoughtful pharmacotherapy, and then applied to a diverse patient population. Mayo Clinic’s Department of Psychiatry and Psychology is one of the largest psychiatric treatment groups in the United States, with more than 80 psychiatrists and psychologists representing every aspect of psychiatric medicine.

The Generose Building, part of Mayo Clinic Hospital, Saint Marys Campus, is a state-of-the-art psychiatric hospital that includes 73 beds divided among a child and adolescent unit, an acute adult unit, a medical psychiatry and geriatric psychiatry unit, and a mood disorders unit. Residential and outpatient addiction programs, a pain rehabilitation center, and an outpatient clinic round out the hospital's clinical services.

Psychiatry Residency: Program overview


Psychiatry Residency: Program overview

Program highlights

Highlights of the program include:

  • The program has a demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion, from the fit of applicants and diversity resources on campus to diversity training and committees 
  • Subspecialty tracks available for specialized training, such as the Integrated Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Track for residents with a strong interest in working with children and adolescents, the Research Track for residents with an interest in clinical research, the Psychiatry Clinician-Educator Track for residents to further their educational aptitudes and individual academic goals, and others
  • Teaching opportunities with Mayo Clinic Alix School of Medicine students and visiting students from other medical schools
  • Encouragement and support to participate in research projects and presentations
Group of PGY-1 residents at the Generose building on Mayo Clinic's campus in Rochester, MN

Your training experience

As a resident at Mayo Clinic, you'll have access to robust clinical, educational, and research resources. You'll find support both inside and outside of the campus to promote physical and mental wellness and ensure your work/life balance.

More about the curriculum

More about life as a resident

Cosima Swintak, M.D.

Director's welcome

Our training goals are built upon the conviction that a psychiatrist is first, and foremost, a physician. We practice our craft in collaboration with our medical colleagues, sharing our science and our art with them in ways that benefit the patients for whom we care.

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See our graduate outcomes


The Psychiatry Residency is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).


After successfully completing the Psychiatry Residency, you’ll be eligible to take the board certification examination offered by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN).


Read the Psychiatry Residency Brochure to learn more about our program. 

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