Welcome to our Psychiatry Residency Program at LewisGale Medical Center. Our Psychiatry Residency Program, established in 2018, offers a four-year ACGME accredited program with eight competitive PGY-1 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 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 subspecialties. 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 may exist through training at nearby Catawba Hospital, a state hospital serving adults needing mental health care and outreach services throughout southwest Virginia. Pediatric psychiatry education will be provided either locally, or at Chippenham Hospital or Johnston-Willis Hospital in Richmond, VA. The multiple sites will ensure a diversity of patients and pathology that will enable residents to be immersed in an array of experiences in the psychiatry field.

For those seeking personalized opportunities, the residency program is adaptive to a variety of needs as participants are guided toward their goals through one-on-one mentoring, flexible elective schedules and ambulatory care. Take time to explore our competitive salaries, benefits and exclusive options that make this program uniquely suited for those seeking a fulfilling career.

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. Explore the exponential growth and expansive opportunities afforded to the residents. As an added bonus, residents will thrive within the beautiful region that boasts a vibrant local culture. This is all part of the magnificent journey that will lead to the limitless achievements along the path to fulfilling a rewarding career in psychiatry.

Get acquainted with this reputable program, the exceptional people, and all that living and working in Virginia’s Blue Ridge have to offer. Be enlightened about what makes our program truly exceptional.

For more information, please contact our Program Coordinator at (540) 444-0465 or LGMC.GMEPsych@hcahealthcare.com.