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Adult Psychiatry Residency

The psychiatry residency at Dartmouth-Hitchcock is a four-year 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.

Dartmouth's unique Psychiatry residency curriculum prepares trainees for the challenges of contemporary psychiatric medicine. We teach a wide variety of clinical evaluation methods and interventions. We are committed to developing new treatments through clinical research. We emphasize continuity, collaboration, and cost-effectiveness. We are here to support you in becoming a competent physician and diversified problem-solver.


To prepare the next generation of psychiatrists for excellence in clinical practice, scholarship and leadership, recognizing the evolving nature of neuroscience and psychiatric research.

Program aims

  • Educate residents to be excellent practitioners in psychiatry in regards to diagnostic assessments, pharmacology management and various psychotherapy interventions.
  • 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.
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