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CULTURAL PSYCHIATRY TRACK
The University of Washington Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is committed to serving minority populations and underrepresented groups. Its location in Seattle, a multicultural city representing a diverse range of ethnic and minority groups, makes the UW Psychiatry Residency Program an ideal setting for training in cultural psychiatry. Emphasis is placed on teaching residents about the influence of cultural background and beliefs on issues related to mental illness and the practice of psychiatry. Residents are exposed to a comprehensive curriculum dedicated to cultural competence as part of our didactic series, and can participate in clinical rotations that have a focus on providing care to minority populations. The Department of Global Health offers an intensive one-month course for residents from different medical specialties and an ongoing speaker series.
There is also an option to join the residency's Cultural Psychiatry Track, which functions as an interest group for residents who are particularly interested in cross-cultural issues in psychiatry, global mental health, working with ethnic minority and LGBT populations, and examining the culture of psychiatry and medicine more broadly. The track includes:
Examples of Cultural Psychiatry Rotations:
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