Psychiatry Residency

Training future leaders in psychiatry.

Our adult residency program aspires to train future leaders, educators and researchers in the field of psychiatry and prepare trainees to work within a variety of health systems to deliver evidence-based, multidisciplinary, compassionate care to diverse patient populations. We strive:

  • To provide a rigorous, comprehensive and rewarding training in psychiatry in a large urban tertiary care health system.
  • To train and develop psychiatrists committed to evidence-based and compassionate care to patients from diverse backgrounds.
  • To foster a supportive and inclusive training environment that supports individual career goals of residents.
  • To utilize our specialty track programs to prepare trainees for careers in academic psychiatry.

Training Director's Message

About Our Program


The general psychiatry residency features research opportunities and organized teaching experiences.

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Clinical Rotations

Clinical rotations constitute the majority of a psychiatry resident's time in training. A variety of electives are available based on residents' clinical interests.

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How to Apply

Applicants must have completed at least four weeks of clinical psychiatry training in medical school.

See Admission Requirements

Salary & Benefits

Residents receive premier benefits through McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University.

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Specialty Tracks

Residents have the option of specializing in a Research or Clinical Educator Track.

Learn About Specialty Tracks

The Resident Experience

Our residents benefit from being connected to both a nationally top-ranked hospital system and medical school. In addition to providing high-caliber medical training, our program prioritizes inclusivity and wellness for our trainees.

Chief Residents' Message Current Residents

Diversity & Inclusion

The Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences strives to recruit and maintain a provider population that mirrors our diverse patient population. We are working to foster an environment of belonging and inclusion for all.

Diversity & Inclusion for Housestaff

Contact Us


Cara Angelotta, MD

Program Director


Amy Corcoran, MD

Associate Program Director


Kaitlyn Kunstman, MD

Assistant Program Director


Mia Reed

Program Manager


Sachin Patel, MD, PhD

Department Chair

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