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Psychiatry Residency Curriculum

The psychiatry residency curriculum is designed to progressively guide you in developing the clinical skills, knowledge base, and professionalism essential to becoming a well-rounded, empathic, and effective psychiatrist. Residents are encouraged to identify individual interests throughout training, and devote half-time effort to approved electives in PGY-4. Upon completion of the residency, you will be comfortable pursing independent clinical practice or fellowship training.

Year 1


2 months 1 month 1 month 2 months 3 months 1 month 1 month 1 month
 Internal Medicine Ambulatory Medicine
Emergency Medicine Neurology Inpatient Psychiatry Geriatric Psychiatry Substance Abuse Emergency Psychiatry


Year 2

6 months 3 months 3 months
Inpatient Psychiatry Consultation Psychiatry

3/4 time Child Partial Hospital

1/4 time Outpatient Psychiatry
(50% Child; 50% Adult)

Year 3

12 months

Outpatient Psychiatry (80% Adult; 20% Child)

Forensic Psychiatry (1 day/week for 1 month)

Year 4

Outpatient Psychiatry (12 months – half-time)

Elective (12 months – half-time): Chief Residencies, Consultation Psychiatry, Combat-related PTSD, Women’s Mental Health, Administrative Psych, Student Mental Health, Crisis Intervention, Research.


Residents may develop an elective experience in other areas in collaboration with a mentor and the residency program director.

Note : Each year includes 4 weeks of vacation.