Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Education


The Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences Psychiatry Residency at Baylor College of Medicine is fully accredited by the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education for four-year residency training in General Psychiatry, two-year fellowship training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and one-year fellowship training in Addiction Psychiatry and Geriatric Psychiatry. Additionally, Baylor College of Medicine offers a one-year Behavioral Neurology and Neuropsychiatry Fellowship.

The Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences commits to training eager residents and fellows in general and child psychiatry and psychologists. Besides the lectures and bookwork, trainees are educated by having the experience of working with real people who are seeking real help at Houston-area hospitals and the Baylor Psychiatry Clinic.

Trainees take rotations at affiliated hospitals in the Texas Medical Center: Houston Methodist Hospital, Ben Taub Hospital, Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and Texas Children's Hospital.

Trainees also can choose an elective rotation in their third or fourth year at The Menninger Clinic, where patients receive a broad range of therapies that emphasize treatment methods utilizing psychopharmacological medications and psychotherapies. Trainees are supervised by senior staff members, throughout each affiliated area, who oversee their work.


Training Verification


All general adult residency training verifications should be submitted to Linda Pownall. There is a $75 charge for verifications for all trainees who have been out of the program for two years or longer. You may submit your verification request via mail, email or fax:

Trista Stokes
Menninger Department of Psychiatry
Baylor College of Medicine
One Baylor Plaza - BCM350
Houston, TX 77030

Fax: (713) 798-1479

If you submit payment with your mailed-in request, the verification will be completed and returned in a timely fashion. Requests that are faxed or emailed will receive a request for payment; once payment is received, the verification will be completed and returned.