University of Nebraska Medical Center


The UNMC Department of Psychiatry residency program offers rigorous training that blends academic excellence and front-line clinical experience.

The UNMC program has four areas of emphasis or “pillars” (Wellness, Inclusion, Subspecialty Clinical Experiences, and Experiential Learning in Psychotherapy) that describe our educational philosophy, also known as WISE. Our residents will have excellent clinical training, robust psychotherapy experience, and didactics. In addition, we train residents to work effectively with interprofessional colleagues, manage personal well-being, and appreciate the lens of inclusion to understand the challenges in society better.

Our clinical partner, Nebraska Medicine, is a well-established regional academic health network with 809 licensed beds at its two hospitals, more than 1,000 physicians, and 40 specialty and primary care clinics in Omaha and surrounding areas. Recent major additions to the main campus include the Lauritzen Outpatient Center, the Fred & Pamela Buffett Cancer Center, Davis Global Center for Advanced Interprofessional Learning, and Wigton Heritage Center.

The residency leadership and Department of Psychiatry are based at the extensively renovated Poynter Hall, the first building of the University of Nebraska College of Medicine, which opened in 1913. Our department is recruiting five residents per year. Prospective residents can learn more about us through this website and our social media account (Twitter: @UNMCPsychiatry or #UNMCPsychRes). Omaha and the department have much to offer our future trainees.

Department of Psychiatry Residency Program