Currently, the first year of our program is made up of the following rotations:
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).
This year of residency is mostly dedicated to various psychiatry subspecialties in the inpatient setting.
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.
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:
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.
This is not a complete list and there are many options available.
Psychiatry residents perform a variety of therapies including short and long-term therapies, individual, behavioral therapies, pharmacological and crisis intervention.