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Psychiatry Residency (Minnesota)

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Julie Christensen, M.D.

Meet our trainees

I was drawn to Mayo Clinic because of the warmth of the people, the rigor of the clinical practice, and the diversity of patients.

Julie Christensen, M.D.
Psychiatry resident

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Meet the faculty

The science of psychiatry is changing rapidly, even as the art remains firmly rooted in the physician-patient relationship. At Mayo Clinic, our goal is to train excellent psychiatrists who are equipped for the future as leaders in our field.

Cosima Swintak, M.D.
Psychiatry Residency program director

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Choosing Mayo Clinic

Mayo Clinic campus in Rochester, Minnesota.
Campus and community

Rochester, MN

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Stipend and benefits