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Psychiatry Residency Training Program

The Psychiatry Residency Training Program at the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences is dedicated to the training of well-qualified psychiatrists for a diverse and ever-changing practice environment. Established in 1980 in Fargo, North Dakota, our program has evolved into a small (16 residents total), strong program in which residents and faculty get to know each other well and which, as our residents attest, allows for residents to be treated as individuals with their needs addressed flexibly.

As a community-based training program, we offer residents experience in public, private, university, community, state, and federal settings. The program is fully accredited and provides a full complement of clinical training and didactic opportunities.

Resident research is required. Opportunities are available through our affiliation with the Neuropsychiatric Research Institute, an endowed organization devoted to world-class eating disorders and substance abuse research, the Eating Disorders Institute in Fargo and through collaboration with researchers from four area academic institutions.

Our resident group is diverse in age, gender, culture, and previous medical experience. Our graduates are practicing successfully in the Upper Midwest and throughout the country.

The residents provided the following comments in a recent survey:

  • The staff and supervisors are easy to approach and are dedicated to resident progress.
  • There is excellent support from program staff and supervisors.
  • The attendings and staff are easily approachable.
  • Program is very resident-friendly.
  • The program is very receptive to resident feedback…implementing change based on resident needs.  Residents feel included and heard.
  • The staff is exceptional at coordinating all training activities.
  • This is a very healthy learning environment.
  • One-on-one supervision by faculty is a strength.
  • There is a lot of individual attention.
  • Being a small, community-based program is an asset.
  • The program has a strong outpatient rotation curriculum.
  • Faculty-to-resident ratio is low and very good feedback is received from faculty.
  • Excellent teaching and friendly non-teaching staff.
  • The quality of didactics is a strength.
  • Research opportunities are impressive.
  • Overall quality of training is excellent.
  • Very good feedback from faculty - much appreciated.
  • Faculty members are excellent clinicians and good teachers who spend a lot of time toward educational activities in spite of their busy schedule.
  • The volunteer faculty who are truly dedicated.
  • A large number of foreign-trained medical graduates brings the benefit of fresh perspectives and diversity.
  • Informal interactions with faculty, dedicated teachers and provision of a nurturing, supportive milieu are strengths of the program.
  • Excellent didactic experiences and high quality faculty, a broad and complete clinical experience, ongoing communications between faculty and program, and excellent residents are program strengths.
  • The program has excellent staff and ancillary personnel.
  • Inpatient Pysch:  Continually follow your patients for three years (starting with PGY-2).
  • Electives can be out of country or out of state.
  • Easy access to facilities.  Short commute time – < 25 min.


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