Welcome to the George Washington University Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. If you’re interested in learning about the patient services we offer, please visit our clinical services page. If you’d like to learn more about the educational opportunities within the department, this page will help you explore the programs we offer.

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Application Information

The Department of Psychiatry accepts six PGY-1s each year. While we don't have an official application deadline, we encourage you to apply as soon as ERAS allows.

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Education & Training

The GW SMHS Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences offers a Child & Adolescent Fellowship Program in conjunction with Children's National Health System.

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Community Service

Community service is integral to the culture of the GW Department of Psychiatry and its faculty and residents have long been recognized for their efforts.

Latest News

"I want to break down the divides between the healer and the healed," says Brandon Kohrt, who leads a team of researchers working to treat mental health conditions and reduce stigma from Nepal to New York City.
The George Washington University’s School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) celebrated three prominent faculty members as they were installed as endowed professors on Nov. 1. Jeffrey S. Akman, M.D. ’81, RESD ’85, was named, for a second time, as the Leon M. Yochelson Chair of Psychiatry and…