A significant mission of the Department of Neuropsychiatry at the University of Tokyo is the training of next generation leaders in psychiatry. The faculty of the Department of Psychiatry is actively involved in undergraduate and graduate medical education and participate in the training of psychologists and the other medical staff of psychiatry.
The University of Tokyo Psychiatry Residency Program offers a complete and balanced opportunity in general psychiatry training. The goal of our programs is to consolidate basic clinical skills in all areas of clinical psychiatry and to develop the Resident's identity as a clinical psychiatrist.
Training occurs in a variety of settings including outpatient and inpatient department, ambulatory care, psychiatry day care unit and consultation-liaison settings in the Tokyo university Hospital. The residents have clinical meetings on patients (every morning), case conferences on inpatients (every week) and a series of lectures by teaching staffs on various aspects of psychiatry.
For undergraduates, we have provided neuropsychiatry comprehensive lectures (2nd year), clinical clerkship (bed-side learning; 3rd year), and elective clinical clerkship for 4th-year students). For postgraduate, currently about 20 Ph.D. students are studying in our department.