Discipline of Psychiatry

Message from the Chair

Thank you for visiting the Memorial University Discipline of Psychiatry website.

You will find links to key people in the discipline as well as information about our residency programs.

We are pleased to participate in teaching at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels, and take pride in our roles in educational leadership within the Faculty of Medicine.

We host the mostly easterly residency programs in Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. We are large enough to offer a diverse range of clinical experiences, yet small enough to allow for easy communication and collaboration amongst faculty and residents.

Our academic curriculum has been tailored to reflect the resident level of training and the Royal College Objectives of Training in Psychiatry. There are also opportunities for longitudinal experiences in research, medical education and administrative psychiatry for residents who have an interest in pursuing these roles. Our graduates have had great success in gaining entry into fellowship programs.

Reflecting the development of leadership potential, while ensuring a strong academic and clinical base leading to success in future career paths, many of our alumni have successfully gone on to faculty positions locally and across North America.

If you have any questions for our Discipline, please email psychiatry@med.mun.ca. Thank you for your interest in the Discipline of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University.

Dr. Kimberly St. John, MD, FRCPC


To provide training in the specialty of Psychiatry that facilitates achievement of a bio-psycho-social understanding of the person in health and illness within a context of excellence in education, research and clinical service delivery to individuals and communities.

Discipline of Psychiatry
Faculty of Medicine, Memorial University of Newfoundland
300 Prince Philip Drive
St. John's, Newfoundland
Canada  A1B 3V6
Telephone: (709) 864-3384
Email: psychiatry@med.mun.ca 
Office HoursFall and Winter Hours 8:00a.m. - 4:30p.m.; Summer Hours 8:00a.m. - 4:00p.m.