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Department of

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience

Residency Program

Welcome From the Director

Welcome to Psychiatry at the University Of Cincinnati!

I appreciate your interest in our Psychiatry Residency Program and all that it has to offer.

At the University of Cincinnati, we have a passion for training future leaders in the field of psychiatry from all backgrounds.  This website provides detailed information about the clinical experiences, intensive psychotherapy training and cutting edge evidence-based psychiatric research available to our residents. However, I strongly believe it is the commitment of our faculty and residents to building a sense of community within our program and our city that will compel you to come to UC.

University of Cincinnati enjoys a rich history of psychiatric training going back to 1930. Our early reputation was built on the strength of our psychotherapy training. Members of our department founded the Cincinnati Psychoanalytic Institute which remains a strong partner in training our residents. Over the last four decades our biological research has earned international recognition. We have world renowned faculty specializing in the treatment of mood, PTSD, anxiety, eating, substance use and cognitive disorders. The confluence of these resources provides our residents a uniquely well balanced training experience.

We are excited to train a diverse group of academically talented individuals in our extensive four year curriculum which includes over 340 lectures designed to cover all content areas of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) Psychiatry Certification Exam.  It also ensures competency in psychopharmacology and psychotherapy. Our residents have the opportunity to practice in a variety of health systems including the University of Cincinnati Medical Center, the Cincinnati Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center (CVAMC), Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, Summit Behavioral Healthcare, the Hamilton County mental health system, UC Student Health Clinic and the Resident Psychotherapy Clinic, which is the residents' own private practice. As the only psychiatry training program in the city we have exclusive access to these facilities.  Each site varies in its model of supervision, level of resident autonomy and patient demographic. Faculty in each setting are invested in working with residents. Our psychiatry department is the one of the largest at our medical center in both number of faculty and in research funding.  There is ample opportunity for resident participation in research from the bench to the bedside.  

The greatest strength of our program is our commitment to building a diverse community of psychiatric providers that celebrates the uniqueness of our cultures and seeks to learn from one another through relationships to better care for each other, our patients and our community.  Faculty and residents alike are committed to supporting one another, advocating for patients and giving back to our community locally, regionally and nationally. That is why at UC, IT'S ALL ABOUT COMMUNITY!

Please enjoy exploring this site, which we have created to provide you with a detailed overview of our curriculum, faculty, residents, and our unique Midwestern community!

Brian Evans, DO, FAPA                                                                                                                                Director, Categorical Psychiatry Program                                                                                                      Vice-chair for Education



More Information

Categorical Psychiatry Residency Program

Inquiries about the program should be directed to:

Residency Training Office:

Monday - Friday 8 am - 5:30 pm Eastern Standard Time 
Phone: 513-558-5190

Kristin Holhubner

Sonya Kirkland