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Continuum of Professional Education

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine Department of Psychiatry provides content across the continuum of professional education from medical student to practicing physician.

For medical students, we offer an elective for first- and second-year students, introducing them to psychiatry.  There is also an introductory required course on the behavioral basis of medicine in the spring of the first year.  A required clerkship exposes third-year students to clinical practice, and our medical college curriculum ends with acting internships and numerous fourth-year electives available to visiting medical students as well as our own.

Our post-graduate medical education environment is rich, including residency programs in adult psychiatry, integrated child and adolescent psychiatry, combined internal medicine and psychiatry, and triple board (adult psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry, and pediatrics). The department also offers fellowship training in child and adolescent psychiatry and addiction medicine. 

Finally, we provide continuing professional development to practicing physicians and other mental health providers via teleconferencing through our Grand Rounds Series, accredited for physicians, pharmacists, and social workers.

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