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For more information about our program, please contact Shannon Adkins, MPH, program coordinator, at (540) 444-2359.

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  • ERAS: 4005100268
  • NRMP: 2129400C0

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Welcome from our Program Director

Our Psychiatry Residency Program, established in 2018, offers a four-year ACGME accredited program with eight or more competitive PGY-1 positions available each year. As Program Director, I bring experience in both undergraduate and graduate medical education along with an outstanding faculty specializing in clinical medicine and education.

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Mission Statement

As part of HCA Healthcare, we are driven by a single mission: Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life. At the LewisGale Medical Center Psychiatry Residency Program we are dedicated to training competent and caring psychiatrists who are capable of practicing psychiatry independently in a variety of settings. We strive to prepare trainees in diverse skills suitable to careers in clinical care, medical education, clinical research and medical administration as well as combinations of these. Our residents are carefully and dutifully mentored by faculty not only in the technical aspects of care but also in their growth as physicians and the development of therapeutic relationships with their patients. We expect all graduates to exemplify the principles of our program and its goals as they move on to independent practice and perpetuation of these ideals.

Program Overview

Our Psychiatry Residency Program, established in 2018, offers a four-year ACGME accredited program with eight competitive PGY1 positions available each year.

Dr. Brian Wood, program director, brings a wealth of graduate medical education experience to the program along with a cadre of caring and capable faculty specializing in clinical medicine and education.

The Psychiatry Residency is housed at the Pavilion, a 68-bed freestanding facility that is located adjacent to the Medical Center. Residents work in a fully renovated outpatient clinic.

Additional spaces within the building include program administration and faculty offices, along with resident sleep rooms, a lounge and a large classroom with state-of-the-art audiovisual support.

Residents will also work in the main hospital building and will have access to all HCA facilities on the campus. The nearby Salem Veterans Affairs Medical Center is a tertiary referral center within the VA system for mental health and houses robust inpatient and outpatient settings with experienced faculty who are engaged in clinical training and research. Faculty at the VA are trained in a variety of specialty areas including geriatrics, addiction and other sub-specialties.

This facility will serve as an integral part of the program and will provide additional experiences to ensure residents become exceptional and well-rounded psychiatrists. Additional educational opportunities exist through training at nearby Catawba Hospital, a state hospital serving adults and geriatric patients, and outreach services throughout southwest Virginia.

Multiple training sites will ensure a diversity of patients and pathology that will enable residents to be immersed in an array of experiences in the psychiatric field.

Psychiatry residents will embrace a rich community-based program supported by a dedicated and knowledgeable faculty. Their affiliations with significant area schools will translate to a plethora of experiences that will lead to a successful future.

Get to Know the Team

Brian E. Wood, DO
Program Director

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Brian E. Wood, DO, DFAPA, Program Director

Curriculum & Rotation Schedule

Our expertly crafted programs are designed to provide resident physicians with all the experiences and training necessary for professional success.

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Salary & Benefits Information


2022–2023 Academic Year Salary

Year Salary On-Call Meals Total
PGY1 $55,078 $950 $56,028
PGY2 $56,701 $950 $57,651
PGY3 $58,510 $950 $59,460
PGY4 $60,632 $950 $61,582


Beginning on the effective date of the contract agreement, each resident will receive financial support and benefits including:

  • Annual salary
  • Medical, Dental, Vision Benefits
  • Prescription Drug Benefits
  • Short-term and long-term disability, life insurance, flexible spending accounts (FSA), CorePlus voluntary benefits, HCA 401(k) and stock purchase plan
  • HCA issued device (cell phone/laptop)
  • Medical Training License
  • Professional Association Membership Fees
  • Question Bank Subscriptions
  • In-Service Examination in Psychiatry
  • 15 work days paid time off (PTO) per academic year
  • 5 days of educational leave per academic year
  • Conference travel/registration monies during PGY3 and PGY4
  • Conference travel/registration for presenting original research (with approval by research director)
  • Paid BLS/ACLS as required by the program
  • Lab coats
  • Free parking
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP).
  • The EAP is recognized for employees and their families that experience personal problems that can affect their job performance. This service is accessible 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, through Optum Wellbeing and Counseling Services. Some of the great benefits from Optum are counseling services, legal services, financial services, and substance abuse services.