The Psychiatry Residency program at Wake Forest University School of Medicine is a four-year ACGME accredited program that is designed to foster the development of highly skilled psychiatrists who will be well-prepared for successful professional careers in the future. With the use of evidence-based medicine, residents are given the unique opportunity to grow and learn while under the instruction of our expert, board-certified faculty.

Why Train at Wake?

Wake Forest offers a thorough, balanced training program that creates an excellent foundation for any type of psychiatric practice you wish to pursue or explore. Our faculty have spent decades honing their craft in various specialties and are dedicated to passing that knowledge on to the next generation of physicians.

Wake is dedicated to teaching the art of psychotherapy. Our Executive Vice Chair, Dr. Steven Scoggin, is a board-certified therapist and spent the first half of his career creating CareNet, a state-wide organization dedicated to providing therapy focusing on the biopsychosocialspiritual needs of North Carolinians. With the experience of our psychotherapy team and individual psychotherapy supervisors for each resident, Wake provides a unique opportunity for residents to study and become proficient in a wide variety of psychotherapy techniques that will help differentiate them from other psychiatrists.

Finally, we pride ourselves on not only the training that you will receive at Wake Forest but also the family-oriented environment. One reason residents stay on as faculty after graduation is because of the camaraderie that has defined our department since its inception. Our faculty and staff are dedicated to helping residents in their academic as well as personal pursuits. Our program encourages residents to have a healthy work-life balance and constantly strives to maintain open communication and a non-judgmental environment.

Sahil Munjal, MD We are so fortunate to be part of an expanding academic medical center well known for high-quality and patient-centered care and clinical research. Read the full welcome message from the program director.