Letter from the Chiefs

Greetings

Welcome to the UNC Psychiatry Residency Program website! We appreciate your interest in our program and are excited to show you all we have to offer. We chose UNC for many reasons, including the learning opportunities, the training facilities, and the outstanding faculty. Our program also values a supportive and collegial atmosphere, where residents look out for each other. Outside the hospital, we found Chapel Hill and the Triangle area of North Carolina to be full of activities and events. In sum, this is a great place to work, live, and play for the next four years of your life!

Academically, UNC offers comprehensive exposure to a culturally, socioeconomically, and diagnostically diverse patient population. Within the Neurosciences Hospital on our campus, there are seven distinct inpatient psychiatric units, ranging from child and adolescent to geriatric units, and encompassing specialty units such as eating disorders, perinatal, and psychotic disorders. When it comes to outpatient psychiatry, we similarly have a wide range of clinics including psychosomatic, substance use, women's mood, and much more. We also have a strong focus in psychotherapy, including both psychodynamic and cognitive behavioral therapy training. Residents are free to pursue their individual interests in sub-specialty endeavors including ECT, TMS, integrated care, quality improvement, sports psychiatry, or student mental health, to name a few. We also offer tracks including the Research Track and the Clinician Educator Track for residents with special interests in research and teaching, respectively.

Outside of work, the Chapel Hill and larger Triangle area have much to offer! Due to the unique composition of the Triangle, we have an ideal balance between the charms of living in a smaller town (low cost of living, manageable traffic) with the amenities of big city living (professional sports, museums, and great restaurants). On any given weekend, you can catch a Broadway Musical at the Durham Performing Arts Center, watch the reigning NCAA Men's Basketball Champions play at the Dean Dome, hike at Eno River State Park, see the stars at Morehead Planetarium, or catch an outdoor movie at the NC Museum of Art. There are an abundant number of great restaurants and bars. And for those longer weekends, the beach or the mountains are just an easy 2-3 hour drive away.

In the pages of this website, you will find more details about the program. Of course, no website can fully encapsulate a program or its people. Please don't hesitate to if you have any questions or need more information about the residency. We hope we get the chance to meet you in person and show you what makes UNC special. 

Sincerely, 

 Chiefs 2017

Winston Li, Zev Nakamura, Bill Scheidler, Meghan Sheehan
2017 – 2018 Chief Residents