Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Welcome to the Office of Education & Training!
The Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences here at the Medical University of South Carolina is widely known for its excellence in clinical care, research, and teaching. Our education and training programs include medical student courses throughout all four years of the College of Medicine curriculum, highly regarded graduate medical education programs, an impressive and highly competitive psychology internship program and scores of postdoctoral fellowship training opportunities. Our trainees have the opportunity to work alongside a dedicated and highly decorated faculty in a number of training sites, including the University Hospital, Ashley River Tower, the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, the Community Mental Health Centers and, of course, the Institute of Psychiatry.
We also have an extensive array of opportunities for our students and trainees to engage in meaningful research projects during which they work closely with experts in the field to gain exposure to cutting edge research techniques and interventions. We view these experiences as opportunities to explore career options in psychiatry while gaining first hand research experience in a meaningful and hands-on manner. Through our innovative DART program we continue to be able to engage our trainees and students in research projects that are organized and adapted to their schedule, needs and level of experience.
Extensive opportunities for Continuing Medical Education are also programmed by the Department each year, including a weekly Grand Rounds series, a major “Update in Psychiatry” conference each spring, and a number of other continuing education events.
Not only is MUSC an outstanding and inspiring place to learn, it also happens to be located in one of the most beautiful, exciting, and livable cities in the U.S. Charleston is a city filled with history, art, architecture, gardens, sports, and miles of beautiful beaches. It is a true national treasure and every year more and more people discover our city and decide to make it their home. In this setting, MUSC is the oldest medical school in the south, and is located in the main corridor of downtown Charleston, just a short distance from the original (17th century) walled city of Charles Towne.
There are many reasons why the Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, MUSC and Charleston may be of interest to you. We invite you to explore our web site to learn more about our impressive and diverse department and university.
With best regards,
Christopher Pelic, M.D.
Vice Chair for Education & Training