Internal Medicine-Psychiatry Residency

Internal Medicine-Psychiatry Residency

Established in the mid-1990’s, the Duke Internal Medicine-Psychiatry (Med-Psych) Residency Program is a combined five-year program offered by the Department of Medicine and Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences. The Med-Psych residency prepares physicians for comprehensive and integrated care of adult patients, particularly those with complexity and those with overlapping medical and psychiatric problems. 

Duke’s Med-Psych training program, one of the longest standing and best-known in the country, is approved by both the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. Graduates are eligible for board certification in both specialties. 

Clinical Training and Didactics

The program devotes equal time to medicine and psychiatry training. Separate, weekly continuity clinics take place throughout the five years in internal medicine and during the latter portion of training in psychiatry.  

Rotations take place primarily at Duke University Hospital and the Durham Veterans Administration Medical Center. Psychiatry training also occurs at Central Regional Hospital with opportunities for training in community psychiatry in other community sites. Residents also may participate in internal medicine training electives at Duke Regional Hospital and Lincoln Community Health Center

Didactics are offered in both departments.  We also offer a weekly Med-Psych conference.

Sub-Internship Option

Students interested in learning about combined Medicine-Psychiatry training and patient care at Duke may be eligible to participate in our four-week sub-internship on our combined inpatient Medicine-Psychiatry service. The elective is offered to Duke students and is open for qualifying visiting students. To learn more about this option, visit the Duke University School of Medicine Office of the Registrar website.  

Learn More 

(NOTE: The following links take you to information about the Med-Psych program on the Department of Medicine website.)

The Psychiatry National Residency Match Program track number for this program is 1529715C0.