Rotation Schedule Overview
Our Department is dedicated to a dynamic approach to education. The training experience for each resident is designed to meet ACGME specialty training requirements for psychiatry, while allowing residents to tailor their educational experience. Residents have 6-7.5 months of selective time in the PGY4 year. They may also chose to complete rotations not as full-time monthly blocks, but rather as less than full-time experiences over a greater number of months, thus combing them with a part-time experience on other services and allowing for longitudinal treatment experiences.
The following table depicts the core rotational content of the four-year program. The first or internship year includes 4 blocks of Internal Medicine or Pediatrics (or a mix thereof), blocks of Neurology, and 6 blocks of Psychiatry (4 blocks of Adult Inpatient Psychiatry and 2 blocks of Emergency Psychiatry), and an introduction to Quality Improvement/Research block. The medicine and psychiatric rotations alternate every two blocks to provide a diverse educational experience. Interns attend core lectures or seminars in psychiatry throughout the year. They also attend teaching conferences and rounds on Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and Neurology when assigned to those services. Chief resident positions are an integral part of each of the 4 core services – Emergency, Inpatient, Outpatient, and Consultation-Liaison – and consist of 40% of time for those 4th year residents selected. Those 4th year residents not serving as chief residents complete 3 months of senior rotations on their choice of core services.
In the event that a resident enters the program after having completed an ACGME accredited internship year elsewhere (i.e., Pediatrics, Internal Medicine, Family Medicine or Psychiatry), the rotation schedule is similar to that of the four-year program but is tailored to ensure that all ACGME specialty requirements are met.