More than a dozen male and female psychiatry residents gather smiling in a group

Psychiatry Residency

Gain a range of patient care and scholarly experience in multiple, inpatient and outpatient facilities to become an excellent, well-rounded psychiatrist in our tight-knit training program.

What sets us apart?

Provide psychiatric care in a variety of disciplines at more than five inpatient and outpatient settings. Enjoy a reasonable call schedule, and participate in clubs, volunteer and social activities with your fellow residents. Work closely with our faculty, who serve as mentors as well as supervisors, in practice and in research.

Our residents say they truly feel like part of a team and are highly supportive of one another, yet they also have the autonomy to refine their individual strengths and skills as psychiatrists.

Anastasia Samaras, MD, a psychiatry resident, speaks to a male and a female medical student. All wearing masks.

“What sets us apart from other programs is our working relationships. Because we are a smaller program, we form long-lasting bonds with our co-residents because we work so closely with each other on a near-daily basis. We also get a lot of individual interactions with our various attending, which leads to strong mentorship relationships. ”

Kelsy Johnson, MD ,
2020-2021 Chief Resident

CHKD Mental Health Hospital Opens New Facility in 2022

CHKD is expanding its mission to encompass mental health with the addition of a new mental health hospital and outpatient treatment center. The 14-story tower on the Norfolk campus will offer unique features such as indoor and outdoor recreation areas, art and music zones, and education and training rooms as well as room to grow. 

See yourself in Hampton Roads

The Hampton Roads region that EVMS serves is a vibrant community with 1.7 million residents scattered across nine cities and five counties in southeastern coastal Virginia.

Miles of waterfront, historical and cultural attractions, parks and outdoor recreation areas, lively nightlife, seasonal festivals and family-friendly entertainment make it clear that there's something for everyone here in Hampton Roads.

At EVMS, we know life happens, and we want you to be covered when it does. That’s why we offer competitive benefits packages for our residents and fellows.

Residents meet at orientation

A supportive environment

Work-life balance is important during your residency, and we are committed to supporting our residents throughout their time at EVMS. Through EVMS' Wellness Works program, our residents and fellows receive the same wellness resources as our faculty and staff.

In addition, our Resident Wellness program for residents and fellows gives you access to support groups, after-hours counseling services, running clubs, leadership coaching and more.