Adult Psychiatry Residency

The psychiatry residency at Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center is a 4 year Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accredited program, which was founded in 1968. It has trained a generation of psychiatrists now practicing throughout the United States in the private and public sectors, in both academic and nonacademic careers. The Department of Psychiatry's abiding commitment to high standards for patient care, teaching, and research has garnered the training program a national reputation for training outstanding clinicians, and also researchers.

Group photo of the Adult Psychiatry Residency


To prepare the next generation of psychiatrists for excellence in clinical practice, scholarship, education, and leadership, recognizing the central importance of advocacy and equity as well as the evolving nature of neuroscience and psychiatric research.

Program aims

  • Educate residents to be excellent practitioners in psychiatry with regards to diagnostic assessments, patient care, psychopharmacology, neuroscience, interventional psychiatry and various psychotherapy modalities.
  • Expose residents to various systems of care (tertiary medical center, VAMC, state hospital, nursing home, jail, etc.); how psychiatric treatment is delivered in those settings; and the role of the psychiatrist.
  • Prepare residents for leadership roles in the field of psychiatry, recognizing the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion in clinical care and in the workplace.