Tracks

There are five different pathways through our program:

Traditional Track Residents without prior residency training start at the PGY1 level and complete 4 years of training.
Advanced Track Residents who have had least one year of prior residency experience start at the PGY1 level and graduate at the end of the PGY3 level. They are compensated as PGY2-4s, depending on prior experience.
Research Track One resident per year enters the 4-year Research Track, which is modified to allow for a longitudinal research experience.
Clinical Educator Track Residents enter this track as PGY2s in order to develop their skills as educators via mentorship and developing an educator project.
Community Psychiatry Track One resident dedicates a substantial portion of her or his PGY4 year to community psychiatry experiences at the Program for Assertive Community Treatment (PACT), with optional additional time at the VA Community Support Program.
Public Health Track Through a grant from the Wisconsin Department of Human Services, we are able to expand our residency and to offer a Public Health Track. This track will allow one PGY4 resident per year to pursue a number of activities around the state, with the goal of learning how to provide mental health care to underserved populations around the State of Wisconsin.

All tracks fulfill American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology requirements for certification in general psychiatry.

Residents interested in a Child and Adolescent Psychiatry fellowship, either at UW or elsewhere, start at the PGY1 level and finish at the PGY3 level. They apply for a fellowship at the start of the PGY3 year.