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Dr. Jane Gagliardi, Vice Chair for Education, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral SciencesEducation is a vital mission of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke. We seek to help our trainees and students develop into critical thinkers who seek to find the right answer for their patients and who are well equipped to contribute to the generation, dissemination and implementation of recent advances in neuroscience.  We also recognize that a critical component of development into an empathic, skilled and well-rounded clinician requires disciplined and well-supervised patient care in a variety of environments. 

We are fortunate to have a multidisciplinary Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science from which to draw and share faculty and learning resources.  Close collaboration within the department as well as with other departments at Duke is essential to the tripartite mission.  Our trainees see patients in a variety of settings and are privileged to learn from rich clinical experiences.  Psychiatry trainees benefit from psychotherapy supervision and practicum experiences with social work and psychology faculty members.  Psychology trainees interact with psychiatrists who provide additional practical and biological context for their work.  In partnership with the Department of Medicine, we are proud to offer a highly-rated combined residency training program in Medicine-Psychiatry and increasing opportunities to provide integrated and collaborative care. 

Trainees in psychology, psychiatry and social work in the Duke Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences are able to access the resources of Duke University, Duke University School of Medicine and Duke University Hospital.  After completing programmatic requirements with learning experiences designed to optimize exposure to a broad array of clinical settings, patients, systems-based issues, trainees may elect to pursue a variety of interests ranging from collaboration with projects on the University side to cutting-edge neuroscience research through multidisciplinary institutes.  Academic pursuits within the department and between departments are abundant; trainees may develop or pursue interests in a variety of areas involving basic science, clinical, translational, and health services research. 

Many questions arise about best practices in an evolving healthcare system.  In the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke you will find fierce advocates for systems change, brilliant researchers, compassionate clinicians, and well-rounded human beings.  You will find a diverse group of individuals working on their areas of individual passion and expertise and collaborating on areas of overlap.  We are proud of the educational opportunities and work continuously to improve the offerings.  We invite you to explore the Duke Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences and the various opportunities available for learning

We are proud of our educational programming, and we invite you to explore the many facets of this vital mission.

Jane P. Gagliardi MD, MHS, FACP, FAPA