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Curriculum

The Psychiatry Residency program integrates a wide variety of clinical training with exposure to different approaches to help residents understand and treat individuals experiencing mental illness. Note that our curriculum is unique compared to other psychiatry residencies in that the outpatient experience begins in the PGY-2 year, leading to more long-term and in-depth outpatient practice experiences.

Curriculum Components

PGY-1

13 blocks of 4 weeks

  • 1 block: Pediatrics Inpatient
  • 1 block: Internal Medicine Inpatient
  • 1 block: Internal Medicine Outpatient
  • 1 block: Emergency Medicine
  • 2 blocks: Inpatient Neurology, including weekly neuropsychology experience
  • 6 blocks: Adult Inpatient Psychiatry
  • 1 block: Child & Adolescent Inpatient Psychiatry
  • Formal Psychiatry Didactics: 4 hours per week

PGY-2

  • 12 months (2 days per week): Adult Outpatient Psychiatry at Seton Mind Institute
  • 12 months (1 day per week): Adult Outpatient Psychiatry at Veterans Affairs clinic 12 months
  • 12 months (½ day per week): Child and Adolescent Outpatient Psychiatry
  • 12 months (½ day per week): Geriatric Outpatient Psychiatry
  • 12 months (½ day per week): Psychotherapy
  • Didactics and Psychotherapy Supervision: 1 day per week

PGY-3

  • 3 months: Adult Inpatient Psychiatry
  • 1 month: Psychopharmacology Consultation
  • 3 months: Consultatio-Liaison Psychiatry
  • 2 months: Emergency Psychiatry
  • 1 month: Electroconvulsive Therapy
  • 1 month: Forensic Psychiatry
  • 1 month: Chemical Dependency at Veterans Affairs clinic
  • 12 months (½ day per week): Adult Outpatient Psychiatry at Seton Mind Institute
  • 12 months (½ day per week): Psychotherapy
  • Didactics: ½ day per week

PGY-4

  • 7 months (3 ½ per week): Electives with area of clinical focus, e.g. PTSD with Veterans Affairs, Advanced Psychotherapy, Student Mental Health, Adolescent Mental Health, Collaborative Care, Consult-Liaison, Substance Abuse, Forensics, Advocacy and Public Psychiatry, Teaching and Education, Research
  • Currently we offer >40 elective experiences!
  • 3 months (1 day per week): Public Psychiatry
  • 12 months (½ day per week): Adult Outpatient Psychiatry at Seton Mind Institute
  • 12 months (½ day per week): Psychotherapy
  • Didactics: ½ day per week