Program Design

Practice Areas

The primary site for the residency is the UNC Neurosciences Hospital with 76 inpatient psychiatric beds that comprise several different patient populations:

  • Acute Psychotic Unit

  • Geropsychiatry Unit

  • Eating Disorders Unit

  • Crisis Unit

  • Child Psychiatry Unit

  • Adolescent Psychiatry Unit

  • Peripartum Unit

Additionally, the Behavioral Health Emergency Department serves as a an additional patient care unit for the resident to work with a dedicated Psychiatry Pharmacist assigned to the BHED.

Additional inpatient opportunities exist with other outside institutions in the area. The ambulatory experience will be obtained longitudinally through rotations based upon resident preference and career goals. Past residents have completed clinic rotations in the Psychosomatic Transitions, Women’s Mood Disorder and STEP (Schizophrenia Treatment and Evaluation Program) Clinics. The interdisciplinary team includes health care professionals from a variety of disciplines, including psychiatry, pharmacy, nursing, occupational therapy, recreational therapy, and social work.

Core Program Requirements

The residency program is tailored to the interests and career goals of each resident. The resident’s rotation schedule is determined at the beginning of the year with a core program consisting of the following:

  • Adult Psychotic Disorders

  • Ambulatory Care (longitudinal)

  • Geriatric Psychiatry

  • Psychiatric Consult Liaison

  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

  • Community Psychiatric Hospital

  • Neurology

  • Eating Disorders

Three elective rotations are permitted or the resident may choose to repeat any extra months of the core rotations listed above. Elective rotations are listed below:

  • Crisis/Substance Abuse

  • Women’s Mental Health

  • Academia

  • Pain/Primary Care Clinic