Psychiatry Residency

Residents entering psychiatry training now join an exciting, rapidly evolving field.  Our department and its training programs build on a deep tradition in psychotherapy, cultural awareness, and community engagement that have always been part of psychiatry’s foundation, while at the same incorporating evolving developments in molecular, neuronal, and genetic aspects of brain function. The faculty of the Department of Psychiatry are dedicated to training you, bringing the latest scientific evidence, clinical models, and technology to understand and treat mental illnesses. Faculty who lead nationally known programs in substance abuse, women’s health, neuropsychiatry, neuro-imaging, molecular genetics, psychopharmacology, refugee mental health, LGBTQ mental health, infant and early childhood development, integrated care, forensics, tele-psychiatry, psychoanalysis, and mood disorders are integrated into residents’ clinical rotations and scholarly experiences.  This rich tapestry of experiences and expertise helps trainees identify and explore their passions.

Our unique program offers diverse clinical experiences at University of Colorado Hospital, Denver Health Medical Center, the Denver Veterans Administration Medical Center, Children’s Hospital Colorado, and other training settings throughout our community.  Intensive teaching in clinical settings is complemented by formal conferences, individual supervision, and research and scholarly activities, offering residents full access to the faculty's expertise and mentorship.

I invite you to explore our site and learn more about our programs.


Scholarly Resident Activity

Resczenski J and Whitmore CA. Medication-Assisted Treatment of Substance Use Disorders Among Adolescents. JAACAP Connect, 2018;(5)1:10-14.

Whitmore CA. The Risk of Initiating Fluoxetine for Motor Deficits after Ischemic Stroke in Patients with Bipolar Disorder. Archives of Clinical Psychiatry, 2017;44(4):110.

Whitmore CA and Salg L. Why Aren't We in Therapy? Psychiatric Times. In Press.

Puening SE, Wilson MP, Nordstrom K. Psychiatric Emergencies for Clinicians: Emergency Department Management of Benzodiazepine Withdrawal. The Journal of Emergency Medicine. 52(1):66-69, 2017 Jan.

Contact Us

Sara Dillard

Program Coordinator

Department of Psychiatry

13001 E 17th Place

Bldg 500, Rm E2322

Aurora, CO 80045

Phone: (303)724-6021

Fax: (303)724-4963

Email: Sara Dillard


Robert D. Davies, MD

Program Director

Phone: (303)724-6021

Email: Dr. Davies