Psychiatry offers its practitioners a remarkable opportunity to combine the art and science of medicine. Empathic care for an individual patient rests not only on the clinical experience of generations of psychiatrists but also on the growing foundation of scientific knowledge in the basic and clinical neurosciences.

Our Program strives to develop psychiatrists who are competent in both the art and science of medicine and psychiatry. We strive to create an environment in which the well being of the patient and the resident are equally important.


Our faculty includes a diverse group of clinician and basic science researchers, providing our residents with a wide variety of perspectives on mental illness and mental health. Each faculty member is committed to delivering a quality training experience to each resident.

Research Emphasis

Our Psychiatry department believes in the value of the Scientist-Professional model for training residents. Mentors and opportunities for research exist in the clinical and basic science areas. The rich clinical opportunity combined with the research and teaching emphasis of Texas A&M University System, Scott & White Clinic and the Central Texas Veterans HCS make this training model a dynamic reality.

The Neuropsychiatry Research Program synthesizes basic science and clinical approaches to the study of mental disorders such as schizophrenia, Alzheimer's disease and mood disorders. The Mind-Body Health Research Program is dedicated to research in the area of mind-body interactions in healthcare.