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Program Type: Combined Civilian/Military Wright State University /Wright-Patterson Medical Center Residency Program

Location: Dayton, Ohio

Accredited: Yes, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education

Program Length: 4 years

Required Pre-Requisite Training: Medical School Graduation

Categorical Year in Specialty Required: No

Total Approved Complement: 50 (28 military)

Approved per Year (if applicable): 12 (7 military)

Dedicated research year offered: No, although there is a focused research track option offered in the 4th year

Medical Student Rotation availability: 4th year audition rotations (late June – early October)

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

Program Phone Number: 937-904-2430


Program Hours of Operation: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Program Description

Wright State University/Wright-Patterson Medical Center Psychiatry Residency is the first combined military and civilian psychiatry residency program in the United States with nearly 40 years of experience training military psychiatrists. It is a community-based residency program that offers the acuity and variety of civilian practice as well as the precision and rigor of military medicine, serving numerous tri-service reserve and guard units in the Midwest and Mid-Atlantic region and a large primary patient population of Air Force and Space Force active duty, dependents, and retirees. We have a strong emphasis on psychotherapy training throughout all years of residency. Child and adolescent psychiatry rotations and fellowship training offer the unique opportunity to work with military youth and families. Our proximity and involvement of department faculty at the United States Air Force School of Aerospace Medicine (USAFSAM) allow additional opportunities for training in operational medicine/flight surgery.

Program Highlights:

  • Inpatient experiences at two large regional hospitals (Kettering Medical Center and Miami Valley Hospital, a level one trauma center) and the Dayton Veteran's Administration (VA) Medical Center.
  • Outpatient experiences in community mental health, intellectual and developmental disabilities, veterans and military facilities, correctional settings, and telepsychiatry.
  • Resident-run psychotherapy clinic with over 360 hours of individual psychotherapy training as well as one-to-one weekly psychotherapy supervision and weekly case conferences with trained faculty.
  • Emphasis on diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice. An ideal balance of educational rigor and wellness. Focus on work-life balance.

Mission and Vision

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: 88th Medical Group, Mental Health Clinic, 4th Floor

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