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Program Type:  Military Medical Center

Location:  Portsmouth, VA

Accredited:  Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)

Program Length:  4 years

Required Pre-Requisite Training: Graduation from Medical School

Categorical Year in Specialty Required:  No

Total Approved Complement:  24

Approved per Year (if applicable):  6

Dedicated research year offered:  No

Medical Student Rotation availability:  Yes: MS3s (approved on case-by-case basis), MS4s

Additional degree concurrent with training (e.g. MPH):  No

Program Phone Number:  757-953-5283


Program Hours of Operation:  Monday - Friday, 7 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Program Description

Naval Medical Center Portsmouth offers outstanding residency training in psychiatry! Our department offers a wide range of psychiatric care, including inpatient, consultation/liaison, intensive outpatient, residential rehab for substance use, and a robust outpatient department that includes both individual and group therapies in addition to specialized treatment programs for service members with traumatic brain injury. Our training program focuses on ensuring trainees are skilled in multiple treatment modalities including psychopharmacology, Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) and a robust skillset in psychotherapy.

Because of our close proximity to a wide range of operational communities, including the largest naval station in the world, our residents work in close collaboration with Commands across the Eastern Seaboard and the Atlantic Ocean. We routinely work with the leadership and mental health teams assigned to carriers, Fleet Surgical Teams, submarines, and the special warfare communities. Our residency program also has relationships with civilian hospitals in the local area to ensure trainees have exposure to treating more severe mental illness in both children and adults than typically seen in a military setting. In addition to your medical training, we maintain a strong focus on preparing our residents as operational leaders and naval officers.

Our leaders are highly devoted to ensuring your residency is a time of professional and personal development. We strive to ensure an individualized approach to supporting residents’ interests across a wide scope of psychiatry experiences- from collaborative care to community mental health, to research and quality improvement, to operational psychiatry, and much more!

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Curriculum and Schedules

Scholarly and Professional Development Opportunities

Participating Sites

Applicant Information, Rotation and Interview Opportunities

Teaching Opportunities

Faculty and Mentorship


Contact Us

Psychiatry Residency Program

Location: Naval Medical Center Portsmouth, Building 3, 9th Floor

Hours of Operation:

7 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Phone: 757-953-5283

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