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Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

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Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Our mission is to train medical students and healthcare professionals in psychiatry and behavioral sciences for the betterment of the citizens of Kansas. This training is accomplished through formal education, scholarly activities and clinical service.

We pride ourselves in providing unrivaled patient care in a variety of community settings, including private urban and rural hospitals, community mental health centers, and hospital and medical school based outpatient clinics. Wichita is a regional health care center that draws patients living throughout Kansas and northern Oklahoma. This broad catchment area provides a rich diversity of patients and clinical conditions that further the educational experiences of our trainees.

The didactic sessions are led by a combination of full time and volunteer faculty. Combinations of psychiatry residents, psychology interns, and psychology fellows attend these interdisciplinary seminars which provide an added dimension to the learning environment.

Department faculty have active research programs in a variety of areas, including geriatric, adult, adolescent, and child clinical trials, and various aspects of clinical neuropsychology and child psychology. Residents, interns, and fellows have multiple opportunities to become involved in research and to author publications.

The Wichita metropolitan area is home to over 500,000 people. It is a delightful place to live with big city amenities: an abundance of entertainment, restaurants, and shopping. We have a world class symphony, and the Sedgwick County Zoo is one of the best in the country. Our art museum and botanical gardens are a delight and Exploration Place is a top notch children’s museum. We have facilities for soccer, ice skating, bowling, basketball, baseball, tennis, golf, skateboarding, and more. You can enjoy opera or relax at the annual week-long River Festival and free summer open air concerts at Bradley Fair. Wichita attracts many top entertainers at its various concert facilities and clubs.

Last modified: Feb 12, 2019