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.
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.