The program curriculum includes formal didactics for solid foundational knowledge in psychopathology and its treatment and comprehensive clinical experiences guided by a system of care philosophy that is culturally competent, community-based, individual and family focused. The breadth of experience and inquiry-based approach is designed to develop the tools, comfort, and cognitive flexibility to adapt to rapid changes in health care. Formulation from a biopsychosocial, cultural, spiritual, and developmental perspective is a key emphasis for clinical problem-solving and effective treatment.
With a total of 3,619 annual admissions and 35,356 emergency department visits annually, there is ample opportunity for emergency and inpatient consultation-liaison psychiatry training at the 70-bed acute care hospital. However, the psychiatry inpatient experience will also occur at nearby hospitals outside of the Prisma Health facilities to broaden perspective, encourage cooperation, and cross-fertilize best practices.