Residency Programs

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We offer two residency programs: Psychiatry (four years) and Internal Medicine-Psychiatry (five years).

Psychiatry Residency

In our Psychiatry Residency Program, residents benefit from exposure to diverse patient populations at Duke, the Durham VA Medical Center and Central Regional Hospital.
Residents complete their acute care requirements in the first two years and can delve deeper into their specific areas of interest through a broad range of electives in the third and fourth years of the program.
Residents also have opportunities to pursue faculty-mentored research in the third and fourth years, initiate and implement quality improvement projects and engage in collaborations with other Duke entities such as the Duke Cancer Center, Duke Transplant Services and the Duke Emergency Department. Psychotherapy training in the Family Studies program is another highlight of the program.

Internal Medicine-Psychiatry Residency

Founded in the mid-1990s, our Internal Medicine-Psychiatry (Med-Psych) Residency Program is one of the longest-standing and best-known programs of its kind in the country.
The Med-Psych training program prepares physicians for comprehensive and integrated care of patients, particularly complex patients with overlapping medical and psychiatric problems. In addition to providing optimal care for their patients, many of our graduates become leaders in various aspects of designing and implementing innovative healthcare systems.

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