A Message from Our Chair

“Not only is our department strong, vibrant and growing, our medical center is unique in its commitment to kindhearted, state-of-the-art care. Psychiatry is a valued and admired department, and that well-deserved respect comes not only from the work of our faculty, but also from the outstanding contributions of our residents.” Robert Findling, M.D., M.B.A.

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VCU Psychiatry: Welcome from the Chair

Education and Training Programs


Our robust residency program provides comprehensive training across the broad, rewarding field of psychiatry. With a supportive learning environment, unparalleled access to highly specialized mentors and a diverse patient population, we are proud to prepare the next generation of physicians for fulfilling careers as psychiatrists.

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The Department of Psychiatry offers highly specialized training in three post-residency fellowships. Each accredited program provides comprehensive clinical, research and leadership opportunities to prepare fellows for successful careers in academic or private practice.

Other Training Programs

Other Training Programs We also offer pre-clinical and postdoctoral training in clinical psychology, field placements for graduate students at the VCU School of Social Work and a week-long summer program for medical students interested in the field of psychiatry.


Divisions, Institutes and Centers

Virginia Institute of Psychiatric and Behavioral Genetics

The VIPBG is an interdisciplinary institute bringing together faculty devoted to understanding the etiology of psychiatric and substance abuse disorders and other major biomedical conditions with substantial behavioral components using a range of genetically informed methods.

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Center for Human-Animal Interaction

The Center for Human-Animal Interaction is a nonprofit organization dedicated to improved health and well-being through interaction with companion animals. Our interdisciplinary clinical, research and educational programs are made possible by the generosity of our supporters and volunteers.

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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We are proud to treat a diverse population of patients in Central Virginia, many of whom are critically ill and from historically disadvantaged groups. The Department of Psychiatry reaffirms the core values of human dignity and of mutual, unconditional respect, and we acknowledge our responsibility to condemn racism and all forms of discrimination. Members of our leadership team, faculty and staff serve on various DEI committees. 

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