Rotations

PGY-1

The first year of our program is made up of the following rotations, and is intended to create a foundation in psychiatric and medical clinical care for the resident.

  • Adult Inpatient Psychiatry
  • Emergency Psychiatry
  • Inpatient and Outpatient Neurology
  • Internal Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Family Medicine
  • Night Float

The first year combines 6 blocks of primary care and neurology rotations with 6 blocks of psychiatry rotations. 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, as well as build upon knowledge gained on primary care and neurology rotations.

PGY-2

The second year of residency is dedicated to expanding knowledge and expertise in psychiatry, with focus on various subspecialty areas in psychiatry to build upon the foundations of the PGY-1 year.  It is comprised of the following rotations:

  • Consultation/liaison Psychiatry
  • Geriatric Psychiatry
  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (inpatient, consultation and outpatient)
  • ECT and TMS
  • Adult Inpatient Psychiatry
  • Addiction Psychiatry
  • Research
  • Partial Hospitalization program
  • Emergency Psychiatry
  • Night Float

While doing these rotations, residents also have a half-day in a long-term 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 therapists. Residents also have individual supervision for their psychotherapy cases.

PGY-3

The third year of residency is a dedicated experience in longitudinal outpatient psychiatry. Residents receive individual supervision while in various clinics while also continuing psychotherapy clinic one half day per week with psychotherapy supervision.  Resident may also elect to add additional research time to their schedule. Residents see patients in a variety of settings including:

  • Resident medication management clinic
  • Resident psychotherapy clinic
  • Community Mental Health
  • Veterans Administration outpatient mental health clinic
  • Specialty clinics, including reproductive psychiatry, child & adolescent outpatient clinic, and buprenorphine clinic

PGY-4

The fourth year of training allows residents to explore areas of their interest and prepare for their career by combined elective and required experiences to gain mastery in the clinical practice of psychiatry.  This year is a mix between electives and requirements set by the program. PGY-4 residents continue their work in outpatient medication management and psychotherapy clinics, and are able to integrate a variety of elective experiences, including some of the following:

  • Forensic psychiatry
  • Reproductive psychiatry
  • Buprenorphine clinic
  • Administrative psychiatry
  • Consultation-liaison psychiatry
  • ECT, TMS and ketamine
  • Collaborative care
  • College mental health
  • Sports psychiatry
  • Research
  • Partial hospital program

Throughout all four years of training, residents are assigned to faculty member for global supervision in areas of career development, case formulation, professionalism, scholarly activity and knowledge enhancement. 

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.