Our psychiatrists and nurse practitioners are committed to the important medical tradition of training students in the field of medicine. Clinicians in the psychiatry department are often on the clinical faculty of local medical schools, including the Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine. Third and fourth year medical students are occasionally connected to a clinician as their preceptor and will sit in on psychiatric evaluations and counseling sessions with the permission of the student who is being seen.