Psychiatry and
Behavioral Sciences

Education

A Message from Alan K. Louie, MD
Professor, Associate Chair, and Director of Education:

Louie Educational Excellence is one of the essential missions of the Stanford Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

We are committed to nurturing the career development of each and every one of our trainees. Educational personalized -- independent thinking and the pursuit of specialized interests are the norm.  Having access to all faculty for mentoring, from the most senior professors to those who are junior, facilitates this endeavor.

Equally vital is maintaining a community of learners and critical thinkers, across a continuum of levels -- college undergraduates, medical students, resident physicians, clinical fellows, faculty members, and community providers.  Also engaged are a range of disciplines including psychiatry, clinical psychology, neuroscience, and other behavioral sciences.  Additionally, interprofessional collaborations between the Department and all the Schools of Stanford University (e.g., business, earth sciences, education, engineering, humanities & sciences, law) are promoted by being located on the same campus.

In any year, the Department is involved in the teaching of approximately 600 students and trainees.  Programs in the Department’s educational portfolio are listed below.

  1. Psychiatry courses for Stanford undergraduates (college)
  2. Medical School Education in Psychiatry
  3. Psychiatry Residency Training Program
  4. Stanford Addiction Medicine Fellowship Program
  5. Advanced Psychotherapy Program
  6. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship
  7. Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship
  8. Psychosomatic Medicine Fellowship
  9. Sleep Medicine Fellowship
  10. Clinical Psychology Predoctoral Internship (Child & Adolescent)
  11. Clinical Psychology Doctoral (PsyD) Program
  12. Clinical Psychology Postdoctoral Fellowship (Adult and Child & Adolescent)
  13. Research Postdoctoral Fellowship
  14. Continuing Medical Education and Grand Rounds Series
  15. Faculty Development Program
  16. Community and public education in psychiatry programs

In sum, a personalized and inclusive model of education and career development is pursued throughout a continuum of multidisciplinary learners.  This fosters the individualism and spirit of innovation, which is so characteristic of Stanford University.

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