The psychiatry residency is at the center of the Department of Psychiatry’s activities. It is supported by the School of Medicine, University of Colorado Hospital (UCH), Denver Health Medical Center (DHMC), Children’s Hospital Colorado, and the Veteran's Administration Medical Center (VAMC). The program has a five-year accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Residency Review Committee for Psychiatry to provide comprehensive, PGY-1 through PGY-4 training.
The program has attracted and trained top-notch medical graduates since the opening of the Colorado Psychiatric Hospital in 1925, one of the first psychiatry residency programs in the United States. This long tradition of innovative patient care, excellence in teaching, and internationally renowned research is at the foundation of today’s modern residency program, which maintains a balanced and integrated approach. The biological, psychological and social aspects of mental health and illness are explored and taught with the developmental perspective as the underlying and unifying framework. The department’s large faculty consists of 167 full-time members and 366 volunteers, providing the breadth and depth of expertise to fully achieve this educational goal.