Clinical Assignments

Clinical Assignments

 

PGY 1

The Department believes in the importance of a psychiatrist maintaining a medical as well as psychological perspective. All rotations meet Residency Review Committee and American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology requirements. An admitting team concept which permits residents to follow a patient from the initial emergency room contact through intensive inpatient evaluation and treatment is stressed on all services. Residents at the first-year level are assigned to rotations in:

  • Medicine/Pediatrics
  • Inpatient Psychiatry
  • Neurology

PGY 2

Refining diagnostic skills and mastering differential therapeutics are major objectives in the second year. Residents also begin to translate these skills into the assessment and treatment of patients in the outpatient setting. Residents gain experience in Psychopharmacology and Somatic Treatments, Individual Psychotherapy, Group Psychotherapy and Family Psychotherapy. Residents at the second-year level are assigned to rotations in:

  • Inpatient Psychiatry
  • Emergency Psychiatry
  • Ambulatory Psychiatry
  • Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry

PGY 3

The goal during these years is to provide the resident with extensive experience in Outpatient Psychiatry and multiple specialty areas. Residents at the third-year level are assigned to rotations in:

  • Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry
  • Child and Adolescent psychiatry
  • Emergency Psychiatry
  • Geriatric Psychiatry
  • Ambulatory Psychiatry
  • Addiction Psychiatry
  • Inpatient Psychiatry

PGY 4

The goal during this year is to gain experience in outpatient psychiatry. Residents at the fourth-year level are assigned to rotations in:

  • Ambulatory Psychiatry
  • Elective
  • Additional Specialty Rotations: Child and Adolescent, Consultation-Liason, Addiction

SUPERVISION

Each resident receives a minimum of two hours per week of individual, on-site supervision throughout all four years of training. Additional specialty supervision is encouraged and provided.