General Information

Why Choose Our Program

  • Full Accreditation received from the ACGME in 2024
  • Rural Psychiatry program
  • Four-year program
  • Four resident positions each year for total of 16 residents in program

The fully ACGME-accredited Marshall University Rural Psychiatry Residency is a four-year program. The program has just accepted its first class of residents for July 24-June 25, and will be in the Match this coming fall. Residents in the rural program share the same faculty, many didactics and clinical rotations as the Huntington program. The strength and depth of our Huntington program ensures the residents in our rural program will have the same outstanding educational and clinical experiences, but with additional clinic and outpatient experiences in a truly rural and underserved region. The program is designed to train the resident for practice in any field of psychiatry with an emphasis on rural psychiatry.  The program will offer 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 Department offices and outpatient clinic, located in Point Pleasant WV, minutes away from Rivers Health Hospital. The Point Pleasant clinic is about 45-60 minutes away from the Marshall Psychiatry, Huntington, WV office. The office in Point Pleasant has a resident lounge, clinical offices, a kitchen area and classroom/educational space. Also, the Program Administrator and the Program Directors have their offices at this location.

We are proud to offer six different clinical locations for the training of our residents. Marshall Outpatient office and Rivers Health hospital in Point Pleasant WV are in a truly underserved area for mental health and psychiatric care. With no other psychiatrists in the county or those nearby, the resident will truly appreciate the nature of providing care to the underserved. Residents will have rotations in internal medicine, family medicine, neurology, and emergency department at Rivers Health hospital in Point Pleasant. Residents will also spend about 50% of time in Huntington, West Virginia, which 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.

The residency is enhanced by Marshall's Child and Adolescent and Geriatric Psychiatry fellowships. Marshall also offers an Addiction Fellowship for those completing a psychiatry residency.  

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.