The Department of Psychiatry conducts educational programs for medical students, residents, fellows, psychology interns and post-graduate professionals.


The adult psychiatry training at the University of Minnesota is a traditional four-year program grounded in the medical identity of psychiatry and emphasizing the interplay of heredity and experience in producing mental disorders.

Resident counseling session

Learn more about our residency program


The Department of Psychiatry offers six fellowship programs.

Family therapy session

  • Addiction Psychiatry Fellowhship
  • Addiction Medicine Fellowship
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship
  • Forensic Psychiatry Fellowship
  • Geriatric Fellowship
  • Psychosomatic Medicine Fellowship

Explore our fellowship opportunities


Medical Students

The Department of Psychiatry offers courses, externships and other opportunities for current medical students. 


Discover opportunities for medical students

Program Leadership

Katharine Nelson

Katharine Nelson, MD
Director, Graduate and Undergraduate Education

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Eric Brown with award

Your gift to the Dr. Eric Brown Memorial Resident/Fellow Fund honors the memory of this brilliant psychiatrist and educator and advances the legacy he established in support of excellence in psychiatry resident education.

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