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Categorical Psychiatry Residency

The Categorical Psychiatry Residency at UCMC is a four year, ACGME accredited residency program that you can match into after completing medical school.  This is the core program but during the four years you will be train with residents in our two combined training programs as well.  We offer training opportunities in almost any type of psychiatric setting available.  We have a unique confluence of world class training facilities and renown faculty.  

World Class Training Facilities:

University Hospital
University of Cincinnati Medical Center
3188 Bellevue Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45219

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Opening in 1823 as the country’s first teaching hospital, UC Medical Center has an international reputation, bringing thousands of people, from the region and around the world, to Cincinnati to receive care from world-renowned physicians in state-of-the-art medical facilities. UC Medical Center is home to the region's only adult Level I trauma center and is consistently ranked a "Best" hospital byU.S.News & World Report.

  • 726 bed facility
  • 75,000 visits to the ED annually
  • Only level-1 trauma center in the Tristate area
  • Serves both quaternary care patients as well as the Hamilton County indigent patient population
  • Double and triple attending coverage, 24 hours a day
  • Clinical Decision Unit for observational medicine
  • Home of the Greater Cincinnati Stroke team-national leaders in the treatment of acute stroke
  • Home of University Air Care & Mobile Care 
  • Psychiatric social services 24 hours a day
  • Excellent social services and ancillary staff 24 hours a day 

Lindner Center of Hope
Lindner Center of HOPE
4075 Old Western Row Road
Mason, OH 45040

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The Lindner Center of HOPE is located on 36 acres in a secluded, peaceful setting in Mason, Ohio, and is a partnership with UC Health. The center features 64 beds and offers both short-term, hospital-based inpatient services and longer-term, private, voluntary live-in-services, along with seamless outpatient services, including psychiatric evaluation, psychotherapy, psychopharmacology, education, rehabilitation and expert consultations.

Mental Health Services
Cincinnati Center For Psychotherapy
3001 Highland Avenue
Cincinnati, Ohio 45219-2315

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VA Hospital
Cincinnati Veteran’s Administration (VA)
3200 Vine Street
Cincinnati, OH 45220-2213

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The Cincinnati VA honor's America's Veterans by providing exceptional health care that improves their health and well-being. The Cincinnati VA consists of two divisions located in Cincinnati, Ohio, and Fort Thomas, Ky. Together, it provides services to 17 counties in Ohio, Kentucky, and Indiana.


  • 1.5 and 3T MRI, 640 MDCT with CT Fluoroscopy, 1 Interventional Radiology suite
  • Diagnostic and Vascular Ultrasound, Fluoroscopy, & DR
  • Phillips IntelliSpace PACS with PowerScribe voice transcription

University of Cincinnati Medical Center - Ridgeway
UC Medical Center Ridgeway
3200 Burnet Ave.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45229

The region's only Psychiatric Emergency Room.  Houses an eight bed geriatric unit and 32 general adult inpatient beds.

Cincinnati Children's
Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center
333 Burnet Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45229

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Cincinnati Children’s Hospital, a nonprofit academic medical center established in 1883, is one of the oldest and most distinguished pediatric hospitals in the United States, ranking as one of the top three pediatric hospitals in the country.

  • 66,500 visits to the Emergency Department annually
  • Pediatric level one trauma center
  • Staffed 24 hours a day by fellowship-trained Pediatric Emergency Physicians
  • International reputation for patient care, education and outreach
  • An additional suburban community pediatric experience for senior residents at CCHMC-affiliated Liberty campus, 20 miles from CCHMC.
  • Clinicians and researchers at CCHMC have academic appointments to the UC College of Medicine.

After completing our program, residents are well prepared for careers in research, academia or clinical practice. Often residents continue with us to pursue specialized training in one of our four ACGME accredited fellowships in:

We also frequently hire many of our talented residents as faculty once they have completed their training.

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Department of
Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience

Stetson Building Suite 3200
260 Stetson Street
PO Box 670559
Cincinnati, OH 45267-0559

Sonya Kirkland
Administrative Program Director