The Duke Psychiatry Residency Program is a part of the Duke University Health System, a nationally ranked academic medical center and one of the most sophisticated centers in the world for medical education. Psychiatry residents receive broad-based training with an emphasis on the biopsychosocial model of mental illness. Trainees are encouraged to pursue a balanced education, integrating theoretical and scientific understandings of psychiatry. Residents learn through clinical experiences at various training sites in a variety of healthcare delivery settings, and through lecture-format and interactive teachings offered during academic half-day sessions by leaders in the field of psychiatry.
Located in Durham, North Carolina, Duke has three hospitals: Duke University Hospital, Duke Regional Hospital, and Duke Raleigh Hospital. The Psychiatry Residency Training Program is closely affiliated with the Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VA) and Central Regional Hospital, a North Carolina state psychiatric hospital.