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Psychiatry Residency Curriculum

 

PGY-1

Orientation Seminar 

Faculty: Drs. Goldman, Sherman and Rose  

Seminar covers the basic elements to transition from medical student to psychiatric resident. Key topics include the psychiatric interview, diagnosis, documentation, and practical psychopharmacology. Includes an overview of systems and levels of care, the mental health team, and collaboration with non-psychiatric professionals.  

Weekly for 90 minutes for 12 sessions.

 

Foundations of Psychiatry 1 

Faculty: Goldman, Sherman and Rose  

Topics include integrative neurobiological development, overview of the neurological/psychiatric interface, geriatric psychiatry, and substance use disorders. Principles of psychotherapy and research methodologies complete the year.  

Weekly for 60 minutes for 40 weeks.

 

Principles of Assessment 1 

Faculty: Drs. Goldman, Sherman and Rose  

Topics include more advanced interviewing, differential diagnosis, DSM 5, neurologic examination, neuroimaging, EEG, neuropsychological testing, and genetic assessment.  

Weekly for 60 minutes for 40 weeks.

 

PGY-2 

Foundations of Psychiatry 2 

Faculty: Drs. Goldman, Sherman and Rose  

Topics include ethics, cultural competence, spirituality, gender and sexual identity, quality improvement, and critical review of the psychiatric literature. Includes an introduction to resident as educator and exploration of scholarship in psychiatry. Topics in personal and professional development will be interspersed throughout the course.  

Weekly for 60 minutes for 40 weeks.

 

Models of the Mind

Faculty: Drs. Sherman and Goldman  

Development, DSM 5/psychopathology in the first half of the year, followed by psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, and narrative frameworks of psychological understanding. Detailed, multi-dimensional case formulation are emphasized as the course progresses.  

Weekly for 60 minutes for 40 weeks.

 

Models of Intervention 

Faculty: Drs. Sherman and Goldman  

This seminar begins with a review of neurobiology, then proceeds to an in-depth psychopharmacology block linked to the psychopathology presented. The second half of the year focuses on psychotherapy applications, particularly cognitive-behavioral and psychodynamic approaches. Clinical case materials are presented primarily by residents, supplemented by staff presentations. In every phase of the course, emphasis is on the evidence base for current interventions and the challenges of care delivery.  

Weekly for 90 minutes for 40 weeks. (30 minutes cases each week.) 

 

PGY-3 

Foundations of Psychiatry 3 

Faculty: Drs. Goldman, Sherman and Rose  

This advanced course builds on the foundations of prior years and covers principles of consultation-liaison, child and adolescent, forensic, and addiction psychiatry, as well as human sexuality. It is designed to integrate with the Models of Intervention 3 seminar; some topics extend to the full 120 minutes allotted for the two seminars. Topics in professional and personal development are interspersed through the year.  

Weekly for 60 minutes for 40 weeks. 

 

Models of Intervention 3 

Faculty:  Drs. Goldman, Sherman and Rose  

This seminar covers advanced topics in psychopharmacology, other somatic therapies (ECT, rTMS), and complementary and alternative approaches to mental health care. It includes blocks on consultation-liaison, child and adolescent, forensic, and addiction psychiatry while also exploring the challenges and needs of select populations (e.g., LGBT, immigrants).  

Weekly for 60 minutes for 40 weeks.

 

Advanced topics in Psychotherapy

Faculty: Drs. Goldman, Sherman and Rose

This seminar builds upon the foundational experiences and knowledge of the residents in the individual therapies and extends it to other contexts. It covers manualized therapies, dialectical behavior therapy, advanced topics in psychodynamic treatment, and couple, family, and group therapies.  

Weekly for 60 minutes for 40 weeks. 

 

PGY-4 

Integration Seminar 

Faculty: Drs. Goldman, Sherman

Contemporary clinical practice must integrate current, multi-modal evidence-based care into a clinical framework that can be applied to the full range of work environments and delivered in a clinically sound and cost-effective manner. This seminar uses a case-based approach to help residents develop the pragmatic skills they need for today's workplace.  

Weekly for 60 minutes for 30 weeks.

 

Transition to Practice 

Faculty: Drs. Holland  and Sherman

This seminar begins by exploring the range of practice opportunities for today’s graduate. It will include psychiatrist as educator as well as components of setting up a practice, medical economics and challenges as graduates move out into the market place. It includes a structured review to help prepare for board examinations.  

Weekly for 60 minutes for 40 weeks.

 

Morbidity and Mortality Conference 

Faculty: Drs. Goldman, Sherman and Rose

Department-wide conference with residents and staff presenting recent cases for review of morbidity or mortality elements. In addition to its quality improvement function, the conference cultivates critical thinking and professionalism.  

Monthly for 60 minutes.



Last Modified 5/15/19