The Duke Medicine and Psychiatry Residency Program is a combined five-year program offered by the Department of Medicine and Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. The program 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. Training is spread over five years with equal time devoted to medicine and psychiatry residencies. Residents are well-integrated with faculty and staff in each department and reap the best that Duke has to offer from the two excellent categorical training programs.
Separate, weekly continuity clinics in both medicine and psychiatry run throughout each year of the residency program, allowing for enhanced patient continuity. 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; there is also the opportunity for Internal Medicine training at Duke Regional Hospital and Lincoln Community Health Center. Didactics occur in both departments as well as specific MedPsych offerings, such as our weekly MedPsych conference.
We have a large group of combined-trained faculty who are passionate about MedPsych and engaged supervisors, mentors and leaders.
Residents interested in learning about Medicine-Psychiatry and seeing what our program has to offer, may opt for a four-week elective Sub-Internship in Internal Medicine-Psychiatry. This elective is open to visiting students.
Sarah Rivelli, MD, Program Director