Psychiatry Residency Program

Welcome to the Psychiatry Residency Program Website

Welcome to the Marshall Psychiatry Residency Program at the Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine!

We are a brand new psychiatry residency program, in an area with truly exceptional educational and clinical opportunities for the incoming psychiatry resident. Located in the beautiful river town of Huntington, West Virginia, the program has an amazing array of psychiatric care opportunities with enthusiastic, dedicated faculty, which will provide the psychiatry resident with exceptional training. This includes a 140-bed freestanding psychiatric hospital with wonderfully diverse specialty units, a West Virginia state hospital, a Veteran's Administration medical center, a private psychiatric unit in a multispecialty regional hospital, and more. Marshall University serves as a referral center for patients from more than 29 counties throughout West Virginia, eastern Kentucky, and southern Ohio.

The Psychiatry Residency Program is under the direction of the full-time psychiatry faculty of the Marshall University Joan C. Edwards School of Medicine. Our new training program is relatively small, with 4 residents per year, which will result in a friendly, close-knit and cohesive group. In addition, Huntington, West Virginia is a well-kept secret as a most wonderful place to live. It's a college town, with friendly people, a fascinating history, and unparalleled outdoor recreational and leisure opportunities.

We, the entire faculty and staff of the Marshall Department of Psychiatry, are available to assist you in your educational endeavors. Please look over our website and let us know if you have any questions before you apply. We look forward to hearing from you!

Suzanne Holroyd, MD
Chairman & Residency Program Director

In The News

Congratulating the following residents for exemplary performance on their recent PRITE! Receiving a PRITE Certificate of Achievement:  Resident Drs. Erika Maynard, Scott Murphy, and Jack Wang. Obtaining PRITE Honor Roll Status:  Resident Drs. Ashley Collins, Adam Schindzielorz, and Tiffany White.

Congratulations to the Marshall Team (Resident Drs. Ashley Collins (PGY3), Adam Schindzielorz (PGY3), D. Scott Murphy (PG4) and Faculty Mentor Dr. Kalpana Miriyala) for scoring above the average in their first year participating in the American Psychiatric Association’s MindGames’ competition!

2016 PRITE Performance:  Congratulations to Resident Drs. Scott Murphy and Adam Schindzielorz for scoring 100 points above their national peer group and receiving the PRITE Certificate of Achievement, and to and Resident Dr. Ashley Collins for scoring 50 points above the national peer group and attaining the PRITE Honor Roll status.

Dr. Kelly Melvin presents online Psychiatry Medical education curriculum at ADMSEP, a national education conference.

Congratulations to Gold Humanism Honor Society 2016 inductees, Dr. Kelly Melvin and Resident Dr. D. Scott Murphy.  The Gold Humanism Honor Society (GHHS) comprises individuals who have been recognized for practicing patient-centered medical care by modeling the qualities of integrity, excellence, compassion, altruism, respect and empathy.

The Beginning of the Marshall Psychiatry Residency Program

Herald Dispatch Article on Match Day (3/21/2015)
Parthenon Article (6/18/2014)
Herald Dispatch (5/17/2014)