Duke’s world-class faculty and cutting-edge medical facilities, as well as partnerships with other hospitals and clinics, afford exceptional clinical training opportunities for residents.
Residents engage in clinical training experiences at two of Duke’s hospitals: Duke University Hospital and Duke Regional Hospital.
We are thrilled to have residents working in our newly opened behavioral health center at Duke Regional Hospital. This state-of-the-art facility includes a 42-bed inpatient unit, an 18-bed psychiatric emergency department, and a large neurotherapeutics suite and outpatient clinic. The building is spacious, thoughtfully designed, and flooded with natural light. Hallmarks of the psychiatric inpatient and emergency department include all private patient rooms, access to outdoor courtyards for patients, and ample physician workspaces. Residents rotate at this site for several months over the course of training during their Duke inpatient, emergency psychiatry, and outpatient clinic experiences.
Residents rotate at Duke University Hospital for their Consultation Liaison and Inpatient Med-Psych rotations.
In addition, the psychiatry residency program is closely affiliated with the Durham Veterans Affairs Medical Center (VA)—adjacent to Duke’s medical campus—where residents do rotations in inpatient, emergency, consultation-liaison, and outpatient psychiatry.
Central Regional Hospital, a state psychiatric hospital, is 20-minutes away from Duke and residents also rotate on inpatient psychiatry there (both on the adult and child and adolescent units). Residents also rotate at the R.J. Blackley Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Program, a state-run addiction treatment center.
Trainees in the PGY1 and PGY2 years complete most of the acute care requirements before proceeding to the more ambulatory and elective PGY3 and PGY4 years.