Updated Thu, May 15, 2014 2:41 pm
Marshall University is beginning a new residency program that aims to expand psychiatric care in the region.
The Huntington school is set to announce the initial accreditation for the program on Thursday.
Officials say the program will train up to 16 physicians in the field of psychiatry.
The residents will train at seven area facilities, including Cabell Huntington Hospital, Marshall Psychiatry, Mildred Mitchell Bateman State Hospital, Prestera Center for Community Mental Health, River Park Hospital, St. Mary's Medical Center and the Huntington Veterans Affairs Medical Center.