PGY2 Clinical Experience & Didactics

The second year is divided as follows:

  • 4 months  on "4B", our inpatient adult psychiatric unit at University Hospital
  • 2-3 months Consult-Liaison Psychiatry
  • 2 months outpatient triage psychiatry as NPOD at the VA Medical Center
  • 1 month of inpatient geriatrics
  • 1 month of forensics with ECT
  • 1 month of selective
  • 4-6 weeks of night float
Ben Phones

B. Milczarski
Managing Consult Liaison

During this year, residents are first exposed to ECT, Forensics, triage/evaluation service at the VA Hospital, Addiction Psychiatry, and Consultation Liaison Service of University Hospital. Residents on the Consultation Liaison Service evaluate acute medical/surgical patients at University Hospital and the VA Medical Center, dealing with often complex medical-psychiatric interactions and numerous interdisciplinary issues. Two hours of teaching rounds each day ensure close supervision.

On each service, residents see patients with different socio-cultural and clinical presentations and gain more experience in individual, group, and family psychotherapy. The resident can also begin to acquire a small caseload of ambulatory patients who are former inpatients.

The course work shifts correspondingly. Seminars focus on advanced clinical psychiatry, basics of psychotherapy, and psychological testing. By the end of the PGY-2 year, residents have an in-depth knowledge of each of the major syndromes and can competently work with the entire range of acute inpatients, having used state-of-the-art treatment methods in a variety of settings. They can triage efficiently and choose the best treatment alternative for each patient presenting to an Emergency Service. 

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