Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Residency

About the Program

Our program provides a full experiential learning experience with psychopharmacological intervention for psychiatric illness and hands-on-experience with the major schools of psychotherapeutic intervention.

The program is solidly based on the bio-psycho-social model that expects residents to excel in each of these areas of knowledge and skill.

We believe that psychiatrists of the future need to be physicians of the mind. Our curriculum focuses not only on neurobiological factors, but also past and present psychosocial factors contributing to the way individuals feel, think and act. These areas are firmly integrated throughout the curriculum. Training experiences are tailored to the individual needs of residents as much as accreditation requirements allow.

Nevada has a severe shortage of psychiatrists and offers many employment opportunities for you upon graduation.

The program seeks applicants who have the capacity to sit with patients experiencing physical and emotional pain, realizing that listening is a powerful healing factor. We are interested in individuals who are psychologically minded and interested in their own personal growth.

UNLV School of Medicine

Program Highlights

  • Fully accredited university program with balanced training in psychotherapy and psychopharmacology
  • Wide variety of patients of all socio-economic and cultural backgrounds with a wide variety of psychiatric illness
  • Time designated weekly for lectures, seminars, case conferences, ground rounds, journal clubs and resident support groups.
  • Individual and group supervision on patient management
  • Increased responsibility throughout program
  • As of July 1, 2017 the program has 28 residency spots, and will add four additional ones each year over the next four years for a total of 40 in 2020.
  • Multiple training sites in public and private sectors with reasonable on-call schedules
  • Personal and professional development encouraged through entire residency
  • Excellent work and home-life balance, supportive colleagues and faculty, and group activities
  • Spectacular high desert and mountain environment

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Application Process

 

Applications to our program are conducted electronically through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS) of the Association of American Medical Colleges, 2450 N. Street, N.D., Washington, D.C. 20037, FAX: (202) 828-1125.

Our ERAS application which utilizes the Universal Application will require a Dean's letter, medical school transcript, three recent (within 6 months) letters of recommendation, and USMLE documented scores for Parts 1, 2, and 3 if applicable. All applicants must have passing scores for Step 1, 2 (CK and CS) prior to starting residency.

All documents must be received and reviewed before an interview is scheduled. Interviews occur during the months of November, December, and January. Application deadline is November 1.

We also participate in the National Resident Matching Program and conform to their application deadlines.

Preference is shown to applicants having USMLE scores greater than 80, and to individuals who have demonstrated experiential interest in psychiatry. Appointment is contingent upon licensing from the State of Nevada. For specific information, please visit the Nevada Board of Medical Examiners.

Transfer applications will be reviewed on a 1:1 basis.

The State of Nevada is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Qualified persons are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, political affiliation, or disability as outlined in the State Affirmative Action plan.

Meet the Residents

Daphne Antillon

PGY 1

Sahar Azim

PGY 1

Fardokht Bahadori-Esfahani

PGY 2

Daniel Bemporad

PGY 1

Rachel Campbell

PGY 4

Jason Castillo

PGY 4

Austin Christensen

PGY 1

Harry Do

PGY 3

Asma Farooq

PGY 2

Colin Freedman

PGY 1

Christopher Hong

PGY 1

Audrey Jensen-Shilander

PGY 3

Reza Kazemi

PGY 3

Amanda King

PGY 2

Andreea Marina

PGY 2

Merrill Mathew

PGY 3

Ramandeep Mattu

PGY 1

Justin Petrie

PGY 3

Amanda Pham

PGY 2

Chau Pham

PGY 1

Michael Popov

PGY 4

Ry Reyes

PGY 1

Stephen Show

PGY 4

Iraj Siddiqi

PGY 2

Sean Tuggle

PGY 1

Lucy Won

PGY 4

Sam Zand

PGY 4