Department of Psychiatry

Department of Psychiatry

Psychiatry at Penn Medicine develops and implements new ideas to understand, prevent and treat disorders of the brain and mind, through innovative research and discoveries, outstanding educational programs, world renowned clinical services, and transformational public health policies.

Clinical Care

The Department of Psychiatry and Penn Behavioral Health strive to provide the highest level of clinical care to all patients, create new knowledge and translate these discoveries from bench to bedside, and educate the future generations who will carry on this work.

Learn more about the Behavioral Health Program at Penn Medicine

Education and Training

The Department sponsors a complete array of educational programs, including University undergraduate education, undergraduate medical education, residency and clinical fellowship training, graduate (PhD) training, post-doctoral research fellowship training, and continuing medical education and public outreach.

Learn more about the department’s programs in each area:


The research in the Department is wide-ranging, but several themes connect it. Department researchers draw upon whatever tools are needed to answer their questions, bringing together scientific disciplines and methodologies and tapping the expertise of researchers across Penn’s departments and schools and beyond at other universities and research institutions.

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Volunteer for Research

Learn about the Clinical Trials in the Department of Psychiatry

Inside the Department of Psychiatry

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