• Training Sites

    Our program exposes residents to a diverse patient population through various health systems, including Los Angeles County, UCLA, the Veterans … Continue Reading

    Training Sites
  • Resident Life

    We are fortunate to live in one of the most vibrant cities in the world. Los Angeles combines incredible weather and outdoor activities with endless … Continue Reading

    Resident Life
  • Psychotherapy

    Psychotherapy is an integral component of training at UCLA San Fernando Valley. Residents begin formal psychotherapy training early in the intern year … Continue Reading

  • Diversity

    Residents come to our program from all over the country, contributing to a rich spectrum of cultural, ethnic, educational, and geographic backgrounds … Continue Reading


Welcome to the UCLA San Fernando Valley Psychiatry Residency Training Program! We are a four-year, ACGME-accredited adult psychiatry program based in the San Fernando Valley region of Los Angeles and sponsored by the University of California, Los Angeles, the Greater Los Angeles VA Health System, and the Los Angeles County Department of Mental Health.

Our residents rotate through a variety of clinical settings, including the outpatient clinics at the Sepulveda VA Ambulatory Care Center, the inpatient wards and psychiatric emergency room at Olive View-UCLA Medical Center, multiple community clinics, and the Resnick Neuropsychiatric Hospital of UCLA. Residents become adept at working with a variety of patient populations, often with very different treatment modalities. We also offer a long-term outpatient clinic experience starting in the second year of training, as well as ample research opportunities for residents to become well-versed in the neuroscientific bases of mental illness. Our graduates have gone on to successful careers in community mental health, private practice, and academic psychiatry.