Rotations

PGY-1

Currently, the first year of our program is made up of the following rotations:

  • Inpatient Psychiatry (4.5 months)
  • Inpatient and outpatient Neurology (2 months)
  • Internal Medicine (1 month)
  • Emergency medicine (1 month)
  • Pediatrics (1 month)
  • Family medicine (1 month)
  • Evening Emergency Psychiatry (1.5 months) 

The first year combines 6 months of off service rotations with 6 months of psychiatry. These rotations are intertwined throughout the year as a way to promote wellness and become familiar with colleagues in the department of psychiatry throughout the entire year. First years also complete an evening of Emergency Psychiatry and home call (please see call schedule for more information).

PGY-2

This year of residency is mostly dedicated to various psychiatry subspecialties in the inpatient setting.

  • Consult/liaison psychiatry (8-12 weeks) with the opportunity to be exposed to telepsychiatry
  • Evening Emergency Psychiatry (4-6 weeks), which consists of a 7 hour shift in the ED followed by 8 hours of overnight home call (please see call section for more details)
  • Child and adolescent inpatient unit (8-12 weeks)
  • Geriatric inpatient psychiatry (8-12 weeks) with 4 weeks dedicated to ECT and TMS training exposure
  • Adult inpatient psychiatry (8-12 weeks)
  • Addiction psychiatry (4 weeks) at Pavillon
  • Forensics/Research (4 weeks)

While doing these rotations, residents also have a half-day in a long-term psychodynamic psychotherapy clinic in which the residents are assigned their first psychotherapy cases. This clinic also consists of group supervision with both psychodynamic-oriented and behavioral therapy-oriented attendings. Residents also have individual supervision for their psychotherapy cases. In addition to this supervision, residents are provided a faculty member for the year to meet with weekly to work on career development, case diversity, professionalism, and research.

PGY-3

This year is our dedicated experience to longitudinal outpatient psychiatry. Residents receive individual supervision while in various clinics while also continuing psychotherapy clinic one half day per week. Psychotherapy supervision is also provided. Residents see patients in a variety of settings including:

  • Resident medication management clinic
  • Resident psychotherapy clinic
  • The Greater Greenville Mental Health Center (community-based mental health)
  • Veterans Administration outpatient mental health clinic
  • Partial hospitalization program

PGY-4

This year is a mix between electives and requirements set by the program. Residents have some flexibility in how they will spend approximately half of their clinical time. In addition, PGY-4 year also continues the longitudinal psychotherapy experience. Though this varies from resident to resident, below are some possible elective options.

  • Forensic psychiatry
  • Working with local Ob-Gyn clinics
  • Enhanced experiences in addiction or community-based rotations
  • Administrative psychiatry
  • Consult liaison psychiatry
  • ECT
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Various teaching and research experiences

This is not a complete list and there are many options available.

Resident Clinical Sites

  • Outpatient clinics
  • Inpatient services
  • Student Wellness Centers
  • Emergency Departments
  • Consultation services
  • Community-based programs
  • The VA
  • Local addition centers

Psychiatry residents perform a variety of therapies including short and long-term therapies, individual, behavioral therapies, pharmacological and crisis intervention.