Distinguishing Features of Our Program

  • The Medical College of Wisconsin is also home to fellowships in Child and Adolescent, Geriatrics, Forensics and Psychosomatics.  In addition, fellowships are available to Psychiatry Graduates in Sleep Medicine and Palliative Care.
  • Multiplicity of training sites, including a Veterans Affairs Medical Center, County mental health facility, and private hospitals offers access to diverse patient populations and a well-rounded training experience  preparing residents for any career.
  • Starting outpatient rotations in the second year allows residents to treat outpatients continuously over three years.
  • Psychiatric Crisis Service (PCS) is a unique psychiatric emergency room setting at the Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division where residents learn to effectively manage high acuity patients and psychiatric emergencies.
  • Residents return to inpatient and consult rotations in the third year after having the new skill and perspective of the outpatient year.   This approach helps to build on their earlier experiences.
  • Faculty includes psychoanalysts and experts in cognitive and behavioral therapy (CBT) as part of our unique separate psychotherapy training program.
  • Three month blocks in the PGY1 year permit, at most, only three consecutive months away from psychiatry.
  • Newly developed eating disorders rotation during PGY3 year at one of the nation’s best hospitals for treatment of eating disorder.
  • The Experiential Group offers PGY1 residents a supportive forum to develop class cohesiveness and draw from mutual experiences.
  • New Integrated Care Rotation for PGY4 residents to work in consultation clinics embedded within Primary Care.
  • One month of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry during the PGY1 year allows for early exposure for those interested in or eager to learn more about the field.
  • Four months of required medicine rotations include one month Family Medicine, one month Emergency Medicine, one month Internal Medicine, and one month Outpatient Medicine.
  • Neurology rotations are split between the PGY1 and PGY4 years to allow an introduction to neurology and a review prior to ABPN boards.
  • Elective research opportunities in a department that is ranked 22nd nationally among medical school psychiatry departments receiving NIMH funding.
  • Numerous elective options including ability to work in a rural setting.
  • Opportunity to teach medical students on clinical rotations and didactics.
  • An on-call system of reasonable frequency with no in-house overnight call.

Contact Us

Mailing Address

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
The Medical College of Wisconsin
8701 Watertown Plank Rd.
Milwaukee, WI 53226

Physical Location and Address

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
Tosa Health Center, Third Floor
1155 N. Mayfair Rd.
Milwaukee, WI 53226

Maps & Directions

Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Site Map

Jean Witte
Residency Education Coordinator I
Psychiatry Residency Programs
MKE_Psychiatry@mcw.edu | (414) 955-8998

97% of residents in the 2016 ACGME survey rated the overall evaluation of the program as “very positive” or “positive.”



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Milwaukee, WI 53226
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