Major Training Sites
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital
U.S. News and World Report ranked MedStar Georgetown University Hospital as the #1 hospital in the Washington D.C. metro region that includes suburbs of D.C., Maryland and Northern Virginia for 2017-18.
MedStar Georgetown University Hospital was founded in 1898 and has grown to become a 609-bed facility that is the national capital area's oldest and most recognized academic teaching hospital. In 2000, the hospital became part of the non-profit MedStar Health system, enlarging its reach through MedStar’s network of primary and specialty care providers at multiple sites in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia. Through its 100-year relationship with Georgetown University, the hospital collaborates in teaching students and postgraduate trainees from both the School of Medicine and the School of Nursing & Health Studies. Additionally, the hospital works closely with the university's research enterprise to help bring innovative therapies from the scientific laboratory to the patient bedside.
The clinical training for MedStar Georgetown psychiatry residents takes place on the inpatient unit, the consultation liaison service, partial hospitalization program and the outpatient clinics. During their time on the inpatient psychiatry and the consultation-liaison services, residents gain experience in treating a wide spectrum of psychopathology in a population of patients that spans the entire breadth of the socioeconomic spectrum. Through the Department of Psychiatry’s outpatient programs, residents learn to utilize diverse treatment modalities in a variety of general and specialty clinics with multiple degrees of faculty supervision. During their first year of training, residents work alongside MedStar Georgetown internal medicine residents on the medical teaching services, and alongside MedStar Georgetown neurology residents on the neurology inpatient or consult services.
Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center
The Washington DC Veterans Affairs Medical Center (DC VAMC) is the flagship hospital in the Veterans Health Administration system. Located in the Northwest section of the District of Columbia, with the Capitol visible from the hospital grounds, the DC VAMC is a tertiary care teaching facility providing acute general and specialized services in medicine, surgery, neurology, and psychiatry, as well offering nursing home care unit treatment. The medical center also operates a multi-million dollar research program that supports more than 100 investigators and more than 300 active research projects.
MedStar Georgetown psychiatry residents have the opportunity to learn from the unique patient population and health system of the DC VAMC during all four years of training. They receive a diversity of experiences through the addiction psychiatry, inpatient psychiatry, primary care behavioral health, geriatric psychiatry, and community psychiatry programs, and have the opportunity to pursue research projects with faculty supported by Department of Veterans Affairs. The DC VAMC also serves as a training site for residents from several other MedStar Georgetown training programs, including neurology, internal medicine, and medicine-pediatrics, and also serves as a clinical teaching site for the Georgetown University School of Medicine.
Affiliate Training Sites
MedStar Washington Hospital Center
MedStar Washington Hospital Center is a not-for-profit, 926-bed teaching and research hospital. It is the largest private hospital in the nation’s capital and among the 50 largest hospitals in the nation. It is located in the Northwest section of the District of Columbia and shares a 47-acre campus with three medical facilities, including the DC VAMC. MedStar Georgetown Psychiatry residents train on the MedStar Washington Outpatient Behavioral Health Service, the CL service and the Inpatient Service, working alongside faculty from the MedStar Washington Hospital System. MedStar Washington also serves as a training site for CL fellows as well as residents from the MedStar Georgetown neurology, internal medicine, and medicine-pediatrics programs, in addition to being a clinical teaching site for the Georgetown University School of Medicine.
Adventist HealthCare Behavioral Health & Wellness
Adventist HealthCare Behavioral Health & Wellness Services is part of a network of health care facilities owned by Adventist HealthCare. Adventist HealthCare Behavioral Health & Wellness Services provides a wide range of mental health services for children, adolescents, adults and older adults. It has acute inpatient and partial hospitalization services for children, adolescents and adults. Medstar Georgetown psychiatry residents receive their inpatient child and adolescent psychiatry clinical experience at Adventist HealthCare Behavioral Health & Wellness Services during their PGY-3 year.
Clifton Perkins Hospital
The Clifton Perkins Hospital is Maryland's only maximum security psychiatric facility. It hosts psychiatric residents and fellows from multiple institutions, including the Johns Hopkins University and the University of Maryland. Trainees at Perkins perform evaluations of persons committed for evaluation of criminal competency and responsibility. MedStar Georgetown residents receive their clinical experience in forensic psychiatry at Perkins during their PGY-3 year.
Dominion Hospital is a private hospital that is affiliated with the Capital Division of HCA Healthcare. It is a freestanding psychiatric hospital in Northern Virginia that provides short-term inpatient and partial day hospitalization for children ages 5-12, adolescents ages 13-17 and adults ages 18 and older. The hospital also provides inpatient and outpatient treatment for patients with eating disorders through the Reflections Eating Disorders Treatment Center. Medstar Georgetown psychiatry residents receive their clinical experience in eating disorders at Dominion Hospital during their PGY-3 year.
Sibley Memorial Hospital
Sibley Memorial Hospital is a not-for-profit, full-service, 318-bed community hospital located in the Northwest section of the District of Columbia, approximately 3 miles from MedStar Georgetown. MedStar Georgetown psychiatry residents receive their ECT training during their PGY-3 year at Sibley.
Virginia Hospital Center
Virginia Hospital Center (VHC) is a not-for-profit, 342-bed teaching facility providing comprehensive healthcare to the diverse community located directly across the Potomac River from MedStar Georgetown in Arlington, Virginia. MedStar Georgetown psychiatry residents spend half of their internal medicine rotations during the PGY-1 year on the general medical wards at VHC alongside trainees from the MedStar Georgetown internal medicine residency program. VHC also serves as a training site for residents from the MedStar Georgetown pediatrics and medicine-pediatrics programs, in addition to serving as a clinical teaching site for the Georgetown University School of Medicine.