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Program Overview

Our residency training program in general Psychiatry is forty-eight (48) months in duration and includes training in both adult and child psychiatry. All residents will complete a first year consisting of four months primary care medicine, two months neurology, and six months of psychiatry, followed by three years general psychiatry.

This program will train three (3) osteopathic psychiatry residents enrolled in the program during each training year for a total of twelve (12) residents. This program is structured to provide residents with an advanced and concentrated training in psychiatry and to prepare him/her for examination leading to board certification in this discipline.

Program Curriculum

The general structure of the Psychiatry Residency Program is as follows:

Post-Graduate Year 1:

• 4 months of Internal Medicine
• 2 months of Neurology
• 6 months of General Inpatient Psychiatry (includes one month of Geropsychiatry)

During their six inpatient psychiatry months, PGY-1 residents will participate in an outpatient clinic on a limited basis and are expected to carry an outpatient panel of 3 – 5 patients.

Post-Graduate Year 2:

• 6 months of General Inpatient Psychiatry (includes one month of Geropsychiatry)
• 6 months of Consultative Liaison (includes two months of Emergency Psychiatry)
• All residents attend one half-day continuity clinic per week

Post-Graduate Year 3:

• 2 months of Chemical Dependency
• 2 months of Child/Adolescent Psychiatry
• 8 months of Outpatient Psychiatry
• All residents attend one half-day continuity clinic per week

Post-Graduate Year 4:

• 4 months of Outpatient Psychiatry
• 8 months of Electives
• All residents attend one half-day continuity clinic per week

Electives

Clinical electives are designed by each PGY IV resident in conjunction with the Program Director. Acceptable electives are as follows:

Acceptable electives include:
a. Addictions in the Severely Mentally Ill
b. Chemical Dependency
c. Community Mental Health
d. Consultation/Liaison Psychiatry
e. Continuity Clinic
f. Emergency Psychiatry
g. Geriatric Psychiatry
h. Hospice
i. Inpatient Treatment of the Chronic and Severely Mentally Ill
j. Integrated Dual Diagnosis Treatment (IDDT) of Hospitalized Substance Abusing Mentally Ill (SAMI) Patients
k. Medical Student Teaching
l. Neurology
m. Outpatient Intake/Triage
n. Outpatient Psychiatry Consultation Service
o. Psychiatric Care and Mental Health Services for the Homeless
p. Rural Psychiatry, Clinical Practice and Research
q. Sleep Medicine
r. Substance Abuse