University of California, Riverside

Graduate Medical Education



Message from Chair Gerald A. Maguire


Greetings from Gerald A. Maguire, M.D., DFAPA

Chair and Professor of Psychiatry

geral maguireI thank you for your interest in learning more about our unique psychiatry training program here at UC Riverside. I joined UC Riverside in 2014 with the attraction of building the ideal residency program from the ground-up with education as the core. Our program operates on the fundamental principle that our residents are here to be educated first and foremost. With such, we have not encumbered them with service needs as evidenced by our mission of having no call. Instead of working nights and weekends in hospitals and emergency rooms, our residents grow academically by better spending valuable time in scholarly pursuits and community activities.

Our diverse faculty is united with the common bond of providing the best education possible for our residents. Our program offers eclectic training in all facets of psychiatry including psychotherapy and psychopharmacology with multiple training sites available. With ample elective time for clinical and research pursuits with supervision from dedicated faculty mentors, our residents have the full breadth of psychiatry training available.

Our program also provides travel stipends to support our residents to present at national and international meetings. We understand that residents are often faced with high student loans after years of schooling. To assist financially, our program offers internal moonlighting opportunities for residents.

I invite you to apply to join our family of UC Riverside Psychiatry. If I can answer any questions for you, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Gerald A. Maguire, M.D., DFAPA

About Gerald A. Maguire

Maguire is chair of psychiatry as well as professor of psychiatry at the UC Riverside School of Medicine. He supervises residents in the psychiatry training partnership between the UCR School of Medicine and the Riverside University Health System - Behavioral Health.

Prior to joining UCR, Maguire served as a faculty member at UC Irvine since 1995 and served in roles as the senior associate dean and training director in psychiatry. He has been listed for the past six years in Best Doctors in America and is well-published in numerous psychiatric journals. He will provide direct supervision of the residents in the community psychiatry setting and provide oversight of the educational program including scheduling and didactics.

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General Campus Information

University of California, Riverside
900 University Ave.
Riverside, CA 92521
Tel: (951) 827-1012

Department Information

Graduate Medical Education
2608 School of Medicine Education Building

Tel: (951) 827-7669

E-mail: medschool@ucr.edu

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