Psychiatry Residency

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine psychiatry residency program is an ACGME accredited four-year residency set in beautiful Lexington, Ky. The program offers a general track, child and adolescent psychiatry fast track, and a research track. The department also offers fellowships in child and adolescent psychiatry and addiction medicine. Our program is designed to provide a comprehensive and enriching training experience to prepare psychiatrists to practice in any setting and become leaders in their field.

Strengths of our psychiatry residency include diverse training sites and elective opportunities, engaged faculty, and a collegial department.  The program has a developing focus on integrated and collaborative care, physician wellness and psychotherapy. Neurostimulation therapies, research and diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging (DEIB) are major areas of growing emphasis. There is a clinical scholars track offered within the adult psychiatry program that provides protected research time and extra research mentorship for qualified residents with a strong interest in clinical research and academic psychiatry. Interested residents apply in the second half of their second year.

At the heart of our program lies a commitment to cultivating integrity and a deep sense of responsibility towards our patients, colleagues, and the community. We are dedicated to providing evidence-based, high-quality psychiatric training and helping our residents to build a worthwhile career. We are proud of our part in training psychiatrists for the future, and we look forward to showing you what residency training at the College of Medicine Department of Psychiatry can look like for you.

Be well,

Rachèle Yadon, MD

Residency Program Director

Current Residency Program Priorities and Values:

The core training competency areas of professionalism, medical knowledge, patient care, practice-based learning and improvement, and systems-based practice.

Compassion, integrity, humility, and respect for others.

Team-minded, person-first care.

Interpersonal skills and accountability.

Sensitivity and responsiveness to a diverse patient population, including but not limited to the intersections of gender, age, culture, race, religion, ability, and sexual identity.

Providing evidence-based, high quality psychiatric care for the Commonwealth of Kentucky and the surrounding region.