Welcome from Our Chair
The Department of Psychiatry at UAMS is heavily invested in the training and shaping of the next generation of mental health specialists. Housed in the Psychiatric Research Institute, a state-of-the-art facility that offers highly trained faculty and extensive research opportunities, our department has everything a prospective trainee could expect in an educational environment.
With many former residents on our faculty, our tradition of developing the finest minds in our field speaks for itself. We welcome trainees from all parts of the country and from varying backgrounds while focusing on providing a unique approach to treating those in need of mental health care. Our trainees find a supportive, highly collegial environment, where faculty care deeply about education and the well-being of all of our trainees. We also offer a Resident Academic Track designed for residents dedicated to developing an academic career. We offer fellowships in addiction medicine, child and adolescent psychiatry, forensic psychiatry and geriatric psychiatry.
With over 100 faculty at various training sites that include the Psychiatric Research Institute, the Arkansas State Hospital, the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System, and Arkansas Children’s Hospital — as well as expanding clinical and educational programs in Northwest Arkansas — our students, interns, residents, and fellows are trained in mental health treatment across a diverse range of healthcare systems and across the continuum of care.
For psychologists, we offer post-doctoral fellowships in childhood trauma clinical psychology, clinical neuropsychology, trauma psychology, and integrated care psychology. We offer something for everyone looking for a future home.
Thank you for considering the UAMS Department of Psychiatry for your next level of training. Please take the time to look at some of the opportunities we have here at PRI. Established in 1912, our department has grown to become one of the region’s most respected, known for producing some of this country’s most talented clinicians and research scientists. Feel to contact me at email@example.com with any questions you might have. We hope to welcome you to UAMS in the near future!
Laura Dunn, M.D.
Chair, Department of Psychiatry
Director, Psychiatric Research Institute