Didactics

Academic Half-Day

BooksResidents are required to attend teaching seminars that are an active and critical part of each year of residency. The curriculum is designed to integrate basic concepts of biological, psychodynamic, and behavioral principles. The academic half-day for Wednesday afternoon didactics is protected time for all residents, with pagers rolling to attending physicians, who cover any scheduled patient appointments in the outpatient clinic as well as the inpatient units. 

YearCourse
PGY-1 Problems-based Integrative Modules
Evidence-based Psychiatry 
PGY-2 Problems-based Integrative Modules
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Lecture Series
Psychotherapy Lecture Series
Evidence-based Psychiatry
PGY-3 Consult-Liaison Psychiatry
Papers Course
Intensive Short-Term Psychodynamic Therapy (ISTDP) Series
Psychoanalytic Psychiatry Series
Couples and Group Therapy
Career Development
Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
PGY-4 Neurology
Papers Course
Career Development
Board Review

All residents are required to attend an annual Suicide Symposium in August and the PRITE exam in October. Trainees also participate in monthly program/department meetings:

  • Week 1: Resident Forum
  • Week 2: Grand Rounds
  • Week 3: M&M / Case Conference
  • Week 4: Grand Rounds 
  • Week 5 (if applicable): Grand Rounds 

Elective Case Conferences

Residents have the option to attend weekly or monthly elective case conferences (often with lunch provided!), though these are not part of the protected didactic time.

  • Psychotherapy Case Conference
  • Psychotherapy Observed Interview
  • Perinatal Psychiatry Case Conference
  • ECT Case Conference
  • Consult-Liaison Case Conference