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PGY4 Clinical Sequence and Didactics

The Fourth Year (PGY-4)

The outpatient experience, begun in PGY-3, which includes Psychopharmacology Clinic one afternoon a week, continues uninterrupted in the fourth year. The elective fourth year allows for residents to entertain their particular interests and build special areas of expertise on a very strong, broad-based psychiatric education.

The other half-time is elective for the entire PGY-4 year. We have had residents complete electives in such areas as:

  • Group (DBT - Dialectical Behavioral Therapy; CBT - Cognitive Behavioral Therapy; SCT - Systems Centered Therapy)
  • Family Therapy
  • IPT (Interpersonal Therapy)
  • Anxiety/Depression Clinic
  • Forensic Psychiatry
  • Addiction
  • TMS, ECT
  • College student health clinics (SUNY Cortland)
  • Research
  • Consult Liaison
  • Geriatrics

Residents have worked with individual faculty members in areas such as research, specific psychotherapies, psychopharmacology, additional experience with ECT, consultation-liaison with the AIDS Clinic, and even acupuncture. Residents have also arranged extramural electives at places such as the National Institute of Mental Health, Harvard Medical School, and the National Center for Disease Control.

Courses are designed to fine tune residents' psychotherapy and psychopharmacology knowledge. 

 Click here to view a PGY4 2017.18 didactic schedule.