Welcome to the Department of Psychiatry
Our attending physicians highly value teaching and equipping students and resident physicians for their future careers as physicians. Third-year medical students participate in a psychiatric care clerkship in outpatient/inpatient settings and advance to selected psychiatry electives during their fourth year in the program.
Educational support is also provided to many physician assistant students who complete their behavioral health rotation in psychiatry.
Superlative care, experience and training enhance our residency program and the child and adolescent psychiatry fellowship. A range of continuing medical education activities, sponsored special lectures and conferences are also provided throughout the year.
Meet the Department
We train outstanding clinicians, researchers and teachers.
Psychiatry residents offer comprehensive mental health services at three university clinic outpatient facilities in Sioux Falls and at numerous outreach sites throughout the region.
The Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship Program offers a unique ability to prepare resident physicians for not only a rural, Midwestern inpatient or outpatient psychiatric practice, but also for a future practice in any number of urban settings, as well as a technologically advanced practice using the latest advancements in tele-psychiatric services. The program is dedicated to providing its fellows with a first-class training experience while promoting an educational environment that is built on a strong work ethic, compassion, integrity, and excellence in care.
Shirley May Van Ferney, M.D. Scholarship
First preference is given to candidates who are working toward a specialty in child psychiatry with an emphasis in childhood and adolescence substance abuse. Second preference will be to other candidates with a specialty in child psychiatry.
We train medical professionals for careers in private, academic or institutioThe award is presented annually based on the following criteria and selected by department faculty:
- National Board score of 650 or more
- Three “A” grades plus one “B” grade on any combination of the following
- Final Oral Exam
- Psychiatric Written Exam
- Grade by preceptor
- Overall grade on Psychiatric rotationsnal-based psychiatry practices.