Graduate Medical Education : Teaching


Throughout the four-year program, residents spend a considerable amount of time in organized instruction, including seminars, teaching conferences by the faculty and visiting lecturers, continuous case conferences, journal club, M&Ms, grand rounds, and up to two hours per week of individual supervision. Residents receive a half-day of didactics every Wednesday and classes are divided by PGY level. Didactics are protected time; residents are not responsible for covering the inpatient units while in class.

The residents also have the opportunity to meet and look over the curriculum and request lecture topics that have not been discussed in previous years. This allows residents to continually update and improve their own curriculum, fitting in more lectures directed at what residents want to learn.

Didactic Lecture Topics:

PGY-1, one – two hours per week:

  • Psychiatric Interviewing and Documentation
  • Introduction to Psychopathology
  • Basic Counseling and Supportive Therapy Skills
  • Neurobiology
  • Intro to Child Psychiatry
  • Cultural Psychiatry

PGY-2, three hours per week:

  • Group Process
  • Consultation Liaison Psychiatry
  • Psycho-Oncology
  • Anxiety Disorders, OCD, and PTSD
  • Psychiatric Research
  • Geriatric Psychiatry
  • Outpatient Psychopharmacology
  • Neuropsychiatry Assessment
  • Introduction to Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • Substance Use Disorders
  • Child Development
  • Pain in Psychiatry
  • Personality Disorders

PGY-3, three hours per week:

  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • Cross cultural Emerging Topics
  • Family Therapy
  • CBT and Therapeutic Skills
  • Treatment Resistant Disorders
  • Shame and Guilt
  • Group Therapy
  • Hypnosis
  • Ethics
  • GPM (Good Psychiatric Management) for Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Mind Body Medicine
  • Fundamentals of Termination
  • Dialectic Behavioral Therapy

PGY-4, three hours per week:

  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • Collaborative Care
  • ECT and TMS
  • Advanced Research in Psychopharmacology
  • GPM Clinical Examples
  • Neuropsychiatric Aspects of HIV
  • LGBTQ Professional Development
  • Sexual Dysfunction, Gender Identity, Paraphilia
  • Tele-Health and Evidence Based Medicine
  • Eating Disorders
  • Neurology for Psychiatrists
  • College Mental Health
  • Stress
  • Psychiatry and the Law
  • Health Law
  • Psychoanalytic Self Psychology