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, and a Psychosomatic Fellowship Program with Inova Fairfax.

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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

August 18, 2022
For more than a century and over four generations, their family has been a part of George Washington University. This year, Jonathan B. Perlin and Donna J. Perlin found a way to celebrate the couple at the very center of that long history.
May 4, 2022
The Akman Innovation Fund, created in 2019 in honor of Jeffrey S. Akman, MD ’81, RESD ’85, former dean of GW SMHS, selected its inaugural pair of recipients.