Educational Excellence

We are committed to nurturing the development of each of our learners through personalized education - fostering independent thinking, innovative scholarship, and future leadership.

Educational excellence is an essential mission of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. We emphasize interprofessional education: mentorship across a range of disciplines (e.g., neurosciences, psychiatry, psychology, and behavioral sciences) and educational collaborations between our department and all of the Schools of Stanford University.

We strive to be an inclusive, supportive, and open-minded learning community. Our department engages with 1,800 learners each year, including students in high school, undergraduate and graduate programs, medical school, residency and fellowships, clinical psychology programs, and behavioral and neuroscience research fellowships. With the addition of continuing medical/professional education of practicing faculty and community clinicians, the total number of learners is almost 7,000 per year. Our commitment to this continuum of learners and to dispelling the stigma of mental illness through public education has a special place in our department.

In sum, ours is a personalized and inclusive community of learners. In keeping with the culture of Stanford University, we seek to foster individualism, innovation, and leadership, engaged in critical thinking and creativity to bringing about transformative change in society.

Explore our Educational Programs and Opportunities

For general inquiries about our Education Programs, please contact
Alan K. Louie, MD, Associate Chair – Director of Education at