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Program Overview

The residency training program in 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 no more than six months of psychiatry, followed by three years general psychiatry.

This program will train three (3) psychiatry residents enrolled in the program during each training year for a total of twelve (12) residents. This program is structured to provide a resident with advanced and concentrated training in general psychiatry and to prepare the resident for examination for certification in General Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN).

Program Curriculum

Post-Graduate Year 1:

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


Post-Graduate Year 2:

• 6 months of General Inpatient Psychiatry (includes one month of Geropsychiatry)
• 6 months of Consultative Liaison (includes one month of Emergency Psychiatry)

Post-Graduate Year 3:

• 4 months of Consultative Liaison (includes one month of Emergency Psychiatry)
• 2 months of Chemical Dependency
• 2 months of Inpatient Child/Adolescent Psychiatry (UK Medical Center)
• 4 months of Outpatient Psychiatry

Post-Graduate Year 4:

• 8 months of Outpatient Psychiatry
• 4 months of Electives

Electives

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

a)  General Inpatient Psychiatry
b)  Inpatient Geriatric Psychiatry
c)   Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
d)  Consultation/Liaison
e)  Emergency Medicine
f)   Chemical Dependency
g)  Outpatient Psychiatry
h)  Neurology
i)   Community Mental Health
j)   Sleep Medicine