Program Design


Our comprehensive clinical rotations and didactic curriculum will serve to produce well-rounded psychiatrists who are capable of providing highly competent and culturally sensitive care to a diverse patient population. As a new program, we are not dependent on residents to provide patient care but rather residents will supplement and enrich our care, allowing residents the time to learn and develop their clinical skills. Residents will have the opportunity to experience several unique community-based services as part of their required or elective rotations, such as the recovery oriented PROS program, the Crisis Prevention and Response Team, and the short-term Intensive Crisis Residence. We use a block schedule for our rotations, which are listed below. Blocks are 4 weeks in duration. Didactics will occur one half day per week throughout training and are protected time. Courses will supplement learning that occurs on the rotations, provide preparation for PRITE and Board exams, as well as provide experiential learning in quality improvement and wellness. Faculty will mentor residents as they participate in scholarly activity and research.

Clinical Rotations


Medicine: 4 blocks
Neurology: 2 blocks
Emergency Department: 1 blocks
Evaluation Center: 1 blocks
Inpatient: 5 blocks


Inpatient: 5 blocks
Addiction Psychiatry: 2 blocks
Geriatric Psychiatry/ECT: 2 blocks
Child & Adolescent Psychiatry: 2 blocks
Partial Hospital: 2 blocks


Outpatient Psychiatry: 13 blocks


Community Psychiatry (ACT, PROS, Crisis Team): 4 blocks
Consultation/Liaison: 2 blocks

Administrative Psychiatry
Inpatient Psychiatry
Intensive Crisis Residence
Emergency Psychiatry
Outpatient Psychiatry
Child/Adolescent Psychiatry
Geriatric Psychiatry
Addiction Psychiatry


Didactics will be protected time. One half day each week will be devoted to Didactics. The full time faculty and guest lecturers are the course instructors. 

PGY-1 - PG-4 Courses:

Grand Rounds
Psychiatry Residency-in-Training Examination (PRITE) Review
Quality Assurance/Improvement
Journal Club
Case Conferences
Wellness Workshops
Resident Lunch Meeting

PGY-1 Courses:

Psychopathology, DSM-5
Introduction to Psychopharmacology
Introduction to Psychiatric Interviewing and Establishing a treatment Alliance
Psychiatric Documentation
Administrative Psychiatry
Inpatient Treatment Modalities
Emergency Psychiatry
Cultural Diversity Workshops

PGY-2 Courses

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Substance Use Disorder
Geriatric Psychiatry, Cognitive Disorders and ECT
Forensic Psychiatry
Introduction to Psychotherapy
Quality Improvement
Risk Assessment, Safety Planning and Treatment Planning
Assessment Tools

PGY-3 Courses

Psychotherapy Theory and Practice
The Context and Meaning of Illness
Advanced Psychopharmacology
Advanced Psychopathology
Gender, Sexual Orientation and Sexual Disorders

PGY-4 Courses

Consultation Psychiatry
Telemental Health
Community Crisis Intervention
Board Preparation
Community Psychiatry
Business in Psychiatry
Transition to Practice