UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital is an international leader in education and training, clinical care and research, and it is part of the UPMC Health System. The hospital system is home to inpatient units, outpatient clinics and community-based programs, and it provides a variety of training experiences for mental health professionals. Our research programs are designed to improve treatments for psychiatric disorders, to explicate the etiology and pathogenesis of major mental illnesses, and to improve current diagnostic procedures. Investigations range across the spectrum of basic and applied study of psychopathology.

We are committed to providing outstanding clinical training and therefore require interns to have experience working with both adults and children in various medical settings including inpatient and outpatient programs. This framework offers considerable flexibility regarding specific rotations.

The year is divided into four quarters (three-month periods), and rotations may be scheduled for half-time (two days per week, Monday through Thursday) or quarter-time (one day per week) for three or six months. 

Adult Clinical Rotations

Our Adult Clinical Rotations offer interns the opportunity to gain invaluable clinical experience in the assessment and treatment of patients in 17 diverse inpatient and outpatient settings.  Click here for details about each of these 17 clinical settings and what interns can expect during their rotations. 

Child and Adolescent Clinical Rotations

Interns can choose from a wide variety of Child and Adolescent Clinical Rotations in both inpatient and outpatient settings, and will learn and apply assessment and therapeutic skills that will prepare them for their future careers in clinical care and/or research. Click here for details about each of these clinical settings and what interns can expect during their rotations. 

We invite you to check out the Sample Intern Schedules for more details regarding specific clinical opportunities and the time commitment for the rotations.