Program Curriculum Highlights & Rotation Schedule:

Psychiatry residents at LewisGale Medical Center complete their required rotations at our main medical center as well as affiliate locations:  

Catawba Hospital:

A Virginia Department of Behavioral Health and Disability Services facility which houses a diverse population of patients including those both civilly and criminally committed patients with diverse psychiatric pathologies. Residents are exposed to populations of patients with a wide variety of pathologies with emphasis on patients with chronic mental illness.

Salem Virginia Veterans Affairs Medical Center:

A tertiary referral center within the VA system VISN 6 for mental health. The facility houses robust inpatient and outpatient settings with experienced faculty who are engaged in clinical training and research. Additionally our VAMC faculty are trained in a variety of specialty areas including geriatrics, addiction and other sub-specialties. Residents rotate on multiple clinical services and also have the opportunity to participate in a variety of didactic and other scholarly activities at the VAMC including ongoing research.

Virginia Tech Cook Counseling Center:

The Cook Counseling Center is the primary mental health service located on the campus of Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) and covers a population of over 32,000 students. A diversity of psychiatric, substance use disorder and counseling services are provided to students at this facility. Residents provide care to the student population utilizing multiple modalities of treatment and have the opportunity to interface with a variety of other treatment providers. The site also serves as a training site for a PhD Clinical Psychology program and residents often share patients with other providers in training. Residents are routinely trained in a variety of treatment modalities including medical management, crisis intervention, group psychotherapy and individual psychotherapy. Residents are primarily supervised by two experienced, board certified psychiatrists who are employed by the University.

Academic Year Schedule

PGY–1

  • Emergency Psychiatry
  • Inpatient Psychiatry
  • Neurology
  • Psychiatry Night Float
  • Outpatient Psychiatry
  • Primary Care
    • Emergency Medicine
    • Family Medicine
    • Internal Medicine

PGY–2

  • Addiction Substance Abuse
  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Community Psychiatry
  • Consultation Liaison
  • Emergency Psychiatry
  • Geriatric Psychiatry
  • Inpatient Psychiatry
  • Outpatient Psychiatry – Continuity Clinic
  • Psychiatry Night Float

PGY–3

  • Outpatient Psychiatry

PGY–4

  • Addiction Substance Abuse
  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Community Psychiatry
  • Consultation Liaison
  • Elective rotations
  • ER/Forensic Psychiatry
  • Inpatient Psychiatry/Senior Resident
  • Neuro-psychiatry/TBI
  • Outpatient Psychiatry/Senior Resident

Didactic Curriculum:

The LGMC Psychiatry Residency program offers protected time every Monday thru Friday from Noon – 1 pm.

  • Program meetings are held on Fridays
    • Friday Resident Meeting
    • Journal Club
    • PRITE Review
  • PGY1 Boot Camp is held in July
  • Mock PRITE prior to PRITE