Psychiatry Residency Curriculum

LVHN is an advanced tertiary care network that has a longstanding tradition of quality team medical education. There is a long track record of medial student teaching, training, and education within both the Psychiatry Department as well as other departments. Residents will be led by program director Katherine Martin, MD. They will also learn from our dedicated faculty who have expertise in varying psychiatric sub-specialties, including child and adolescent psychiatry, consult liaison psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, psycho oncology and women’s mental health.

For the first three years, residents will complete their required experiences and in the fourth year, time is allotted for a variety of elective rotations in sub-specialties. There are ample opportunities and resources available to residents to participate in research and quality improvement projects during the four-year program. Residents will be well-prepared upon graduation to enter into general psychiatry practice or to continue forward with subspecialty psychiatric training.

Psychiatry Residency Block Schedule

Year 1

Medicine 4 months
Neurology 2 months
Inpatient Adult Psychiatry 3 months
Consultation Liaison Psychiatry 3 months

Year 2

Addiction Psychiatry 1 month
Geriatric Psychiatry 1 month
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 2 months
Partial Hospitalization 2 months
Inpatient Psychiatry 3 months
Emergency Psychiatry 3 months

Year 3

Mental Health Clinic 2 days/week x 11 months
LVPG Outpatient Practice 2 days/week x 11 months

Year 4

Inpatient Senior Resident 4 days/week x 3 months
Consult Liaison Senior Resident 4 days/week x 3 months
LVPG Outpatient Practice 1 day/week x 12 months
Electives 4 days/week x 5 months

Teaching Conferences

The psychiatry program at LVHN provides a full array of educational experiences for its residents. Residents will have a dedicated half-day per week for learning. This time will include group supervision during which they will present cases to their faculty supervisor. It will also include a monthly journal club and a monthly patient care conference, which are both led by residents and supervised by faculty members. Finally, it will include a weekly educational lecture series provided by faculty.

Additionally, the Department of Psychiatry holds monthly grand rounds in which local and national speakers are invited to present on relevant topics in the field. Twice per year, the department holds morbidity and mortality conferences to review recurrent patterns that contributed to adverse patient care and discuss possible corrective actions.

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If you have additional, unanswered questions, please contact Psychiatry Residency Program Coordinator Aubrey Reeves, at 484-884-6527 or via e-mail, below.
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