Welcome to the Department of Psychiatry
The Department of Psychiatry is a clinical academic department within the Faculty of Medicine at Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Our mission is threefold—to provide excellent clinical care, superior educational programs and support cutting edge research in psychiatry.
We offer undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing education in psychiatry within the Faculty of Medicine. Our five-year residency program trains the next generation of psychiatrists with help from over 100 faculty members serving the child and adolescent, adult and senior populations.
The department boasts a very strong research program and collaborates with researchers anywhere from across the street to around the world, while our Global Psychiatry section works in resource-poor settings helping governments and organizations improve the mental health of individuals, families and communities.
Members of the department provide expert secondary and tertiary mental health care to the people of Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Prince Edward Island within the mental health programs at the Nova Scotia Health Authority and the IWK Health Centre.