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Psychiatry Residency Training Program

Dear Potential Psychiatry Residents:

Each of the three locations for Navy Psychiatry residency training offers high quality education and training, preparing our trainees generally in the field of psychiatry, and offers experience with the particular demands and opportunities in. Navy Psychiatry. We urge you to reach out to the education team or residents of each bf the programs to learn about what makes each of them unique.

Naval Medical Center Portsmouth (NMCP), located in close proximity to Virginia Beach and Norfolk, · Virginia, is the nation's first naval· hospital and serves military· service members, retirees, and their families from all services across Hampton Roads. It is also the largest tertiary referral center for Navy Medicine East, a catchment area that includes the ships and naval stations across the east coast of the United States, Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. This meaning our medical. center receives a steady volume of a wide variety of clinical presentations, making it an ideal training environment.

Close proximity to a wide range of operational. communities means close interaction with the psychiatrists and mental health providers embedded with those groups; our residents routinely work with the mental health providers assigned to carriers, fleet surgical teams, submarines, · and · the special warfare communities. Arranging electives with these communities is very straightforward.

The psychiatry department at NMCP is a respected part of our medical center and well regarded by the other acute and outpatient clinical services. Our department offers a wide. range of psychiatric care, including inpatient, consultation/liaison, intensive outpatient, residential rehab for substance use, and a robust outpatient department. We have specialized treatment programs for service members with traumatic brain injury; as well as severe and persistent mental illnesses like schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.

Naval Medical Center Portsmouth offers an outstanding training in psychiatry. I urge you to learn more about us and our program by reviewing the links to the left of this Specialty Leader's Welcome that include descriptions of each year in our program. Please consider applying for an elective to gain firsthand experience and to meet our motivated residents and staff.

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(757) 953-1365
(757) 953-5000
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(757) 953-5008
Patient Information
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Naval Medical Center Portsmouth
620 John Paul Jones Circle
Portsmouth, VA 23708-2197

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