The first year is devoted to acquiring essential clinical skills in psychiatry and medicine, including interviewing, examination, diagnosis, and treatment. This year is divided as follows:
6 month block filling requirements in Internal Medicine, Neurology, and Emergency Medicine including 2 months on inpatient medicine, 1 month medicine outpatient, 1 month in the Emergency Room, and 2 months on the Neurology Service.
Residents learn to interview and collect data efficiently; systematically observe and recognize psychopathology; organize these data and make a diagnosis; and develop a multidisciplinary treatment plan. Concomitantly, the course work (repeated each six months) focuses on interviewing, diagnostic clinical psychiatry, emergency psychiatry, and clinical psychopharmacology.
Click here to view the PGY1 2017.18 didactic schedule.
During the month of July, incoming residents are launched in to an intensive 4-week orienation, The Cornerstone Course. The Cornerstone is dedicated to preparing PG-1 residents to successfully function as a resident in inpatient psychiatry and on-call in ER psychiatry as both a clinician and a teacher. By the end of the course, residents demonstrate both the knowledge base and skills necessary to:
This past July was our 4th successful Cornerstone course. Below is a complilation of feedback from PGY1 residents on the course:
PGY1 Psychiatry July 2017 Intern Class