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. 

Med-Psych residents have the opportunity to work closely with Duke faculty who trained in a combined residency program (Medicine-Psychiatry, Neurology-Psychiatry, Family Medicine-Psychiatry or the Triple Board), as well as faculty from the departments of Medicine and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences. Learn about our faculty.

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. 

Learn about the Duke Med-Psych program and what our graduates have done.

Clinical Rotations

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

Learn about the clinical rotations for the Internal Medicine-Psychiatry program.

Didactics

Med-Psych residents are full members of each department. When rotating on Psychiatry clinical services, Med-Psych residents participate in protected academic half-day activities in Psychiatry, and when rotating on Medicine clinical services, Med-Psych residents attend Medicine noontime conferences and didactics. 

Med-Psych trainees and faculty attend a weekly Med-Psych conference, which is open to categorical trainees many weeks but is closed to Med-Psych residents only about once monthly, to discuss clinical and academic areas of overlap and interest to combined trainees and practitioners.

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.

Questions?

Please contact one of our program coordinators:

  • Tia Williams-Hope
    Internal Medicine-Psychiatry Residency Program Coordinator
    Medicine Residency Program Coordinator
    tia.williams@duke.edu

  • Tanya Wells
    Psychiatry Residency Program Coordinator
    tanya.wells@duke.edu