Welcome to our Education website for the UAMS’s Psychiatric Research Institute (PRI). If you’re looking for a training program with a supportive and educationally-focused environment, excellent faculty and facilities, and extensive research opportunities, you may have found your future home. Our Department is one of the most well-respected psychiatric research, education, and clinical care centers in the region and our trainees are among the best trained, and happiest, you’ll ever find.
For psychologists, we offer an APA-approved internship and a fellowship in child and adolescent traumatic stress. For psychiatrists, we offer a general psychiatry residency program, an optional community-based psychiatry track at our Northwest Arkansas campus and ACGME-approved fellowships in child/adolescent, forensic, addiction, and geriatric psychiatry. With over 100 faculty at various training sites including the Psychiatric Research Institute, the Arkansas State Hospital, the Central Arkansas Veterans Health System, the Arkansas Children’s Hospital, and the Little Rock Community Mental Health Center, our students, interns, residents, and fellows are trained in mental health treatment across all systems and throughout the continuum of care. We invite you to look over our website for information about our Department and educational programs and please feel free to contact me with any questions you have.
John Spollen, M.D.
Vice Chair for Education