The Department of Psychiatry at the University of Alberta offers a six-week mandatory rotation in general adult psychiatry for third year medical students. We provide a progressive environment where education, research, and patient care are integrated into a unified curriculum. Our goal is to provide students with not only the technical skills and scientific knowledge which will allow them to become competent doctors, but also to be kind and empathetic physicians.
Psychiatry is a specialty discipline of medicine that deals with the etiology, prevention, diagnosis, management and rehabilitation of disorders affecting mental functioning. The five-year residency training program in Psychiatry at the University of Alberta is a well-established training program with broad-based academic and clinical orientations.
The Department of Psychiatry offers outstanding opportunities for students wishing to pursue graduate studies at both the Master and Doctoral level. Our Faculty members are known internationally for their research interests which cover most areas relevant to psychiatry and neuropsychiatry. We encourage you to investigate our research groups and units that offer graduate training.