Psychiatry & Behavioral Medicine


The Virginia Tech Carilion Psychiatry Residency Program is a teaching site for students from the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, University of Virginia, the Edward Via Virginia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Radford University, and the Jefferson College of Health Sciences.

On hospital rotations, psychiatry residents assist with medical student teaching starting in the intern year. In the outpatient setting, medical students are paired with an upper-level resident as well as the faculty preceptor.

Psychiatry residents are encouraged to teach medical students and ancillary staff to help with the consolidation of knowledge and attainment of confidence in understanding various signs and symptoms in psychiatry.