About the Program

A world-renowned research university and medical center, UAB Medicine offers residents unparalleled opportunities to learn and work alongside highly-skilled and experienced medical professionals, in a wide range of practice settings across multiple state-of-the-art clinical facilities. Residents engage in a broad range of lectures and educational activities combined with an expansive range of inpatient and outpatient clinical rotations structured to promote progressive responsibility in training by maintaining a healthy of balance of supervision and autonomy.

Residents with an interest in pursuing a research career in academic psychiatry may apply for the Residency Research Track (RRT).This multiyear research training experience provides residents with protected time to pursue a wide range of clinical, basic and translational neuroscience research and related academic activities.

Program Leadership

Taylor Preston, M.D.

Taylor Preston, M.D.

Residency Program Director

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Irena Bukelis, M.D.

Irena Bukelis, M.D.

Associate Residency Program Director

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A Message from the Directors

Dear Residency Candidate,

Thank you for your interest in the UAB Psychiatry Residency Program. Our program offers exposure to a diverse patient population in the setting of a major academic medical center. We work with our residents to tailor their training to their career goals by offering additional opportunities in research, psychotherapy, academic psychiatry, and numerous electives. We also offer fellowships in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Consult-Liaison Psychiatry, and Geriatric Psychiatry, giving residents the opportunity to become subspecialty trained, without having to move. We invite you to learn more about our program, UAB, and Birmingham by exploring our website and the links provided.


Please watch the video below for a brief introductory video about UAB and Birmingham: