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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

Thank you for your interest in our Psychiatry Residency Program at LewisGale Medical Center!

As a resident, you 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 can lead you towards your most successful future.

Mission Statement

The LewisGale Medical Center Psychiatry Residency Program’s mission is to develop the next generation of physicians and physician leaders. As a 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.

This program is designed to offer residents a rewarding, educational environment where residents are provided individualized learning opportunities by faculty and staff who support and sustain one another throughout quality care delivery. Our faculty are committed to ensuring the residents' clinical experience and educational needs are fulfilled while expanding residents’ perspectives to be inclusive of cultures, values, and 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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Salary & Benefits Information


Year Salary On-Call Meals Total
PGY1 $52,934 $950 $53,884
PGY2 $54,506 $950 $55,456
PGY3 $56,212 $950 $57,162


  • Two Lab coats upon entering the program
  • Medical License Fee (until the full medical license is obtained)
  • Professional association membership fees
  • Question bank subscription
  • Conference travel/registration monies during PGY3 and PGY4
  • Conference travel/registration for presenting original research (with approval by research director)
  • Cell phone & laptop/iPad
  • HCA Healthcare benefits package