General Information

  • Full Accreditation received from the ACGME in 2017
  • Four year program
  • Six PGY 1 positions are filled each year
  • 24 total residents in program – six at each PGY level

The fully-ACGME accredited Marshall University Psychiatry Residency program is a 4 year ACGME accredited program, accepting six residents per year, for a total of 24 psychiatry residents. The program is designed to train the resident for practice in any field of psychiatry and offers a rich and diverse clinical training, with enthusiastic faculty and staff. We are pleased to be a close-knit and friendly department, and we look forward to meeting our new residents!

The residents “home base” is at the Marshall Psychiatry Departmental offices and Outpatient clinic, located on 20th St. in downtown Huntington, minutes away from the other clinical sites. There, residents will have their didactics, clinical, research and educational space, as well as a large resident lounge. At this location is where the Program Administrator, Bridget Griffith, and the Program Director Dr. Scott Murphy, and other faculty, have their offices. Grand Rounds, journal clubs, seminars, meetings and conferences take place at this location.

We are proud to offer six (6) different clinical locations for the training of our residents. Huntington, West Virginia, is home to an amazing array of psychiatric care and facilities, ensuring our residents will be well trained and confident to practice in any psychiatric setting. However, the residents are always close by, as all but one location is located in downtown Huntington, while the other (Huntington Veteran’s Affairs Medical Center - VAMC) is a short drive to the Spring Valley area near Huntington.

​The residency is enhanced by the recent accreditation of a Child and Adolescent Fellowship, as well as a Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship. We were excited to welcomed our first cohort of fellows in July 2020.​​

The residency program also offers an Academic Psychiatry Track, where residents will have hand on experience in education and research in preparation for a career in academic psychiatry. Areas of educational focus include medical student education, both preclinical and clinical as well as residency education. Residents will also have opportunities in research projects and scholarly pursuits, in addition to those offered to all psychiatry residents.

The Department has recently expanded, with newly renovated clinical as well as educational spaces. New psychiatry and psychology faculty have been joining the department during this expansion, to further enhance the experienced psychiatry faculty available for the residents. This includes recruitments in child and adolescent psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, child psychology, integrative psychology and neuropsychology. Additional faculty are being recruited at this time.