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 medical 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 members who have expertise in varying psychiatric subspecialties, including child and adolescent psychiatry, consult liaison psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, psycho oncology and women’s mental health.

Each academic year consists of 13 four-week blocks. For the first three years, residents will complete their required experiences. In the fourth year, time is allotted for a variety of elective rotations in subspecialties. 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

Emergency Medicine 1 block
Outpatient Internal Medicine Clinic 1 block
Inpatient Family Medicine 1 block
Inpatient Hospital Medicine* 1 block
Neurology 2 blocks
Inpatient Adult Psychiatry 3–4 blocks
Consultation Liaison Psychiatry 3–4 blocks

*Residents are able to substitute the inpatient hospital medicine block for inpatient pediatric medicine.

Year 2

Addiction Psychiatry 1 block
Geriatric Psychiatry 1 block
Inpatient Psychiatry 2–3 blocks
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 3 blocks
Partial Hospitalization 2 blocks
Emergency Psychiatry 3 blocks
Consultation Liaison Psychiatry 0–1 block

Year 3

LVH–Mental Health Clinic 2 days/week x 13 blocks
LVPG Outpatient Practice 2 days/week x 13 blocks
Psychotherapy Supervision 1/2 day/week x 13 blocks

Year 4

Inpatient Senior Resident 4 days/week x 3.25 blocks
Consult Liaison Senior Resident 4 days/week x 3.25 blocks
LVPG Outpatient Practice 1/2 day/week x 13 blocks
Electives 4 days/week x 6.5 blocks

Residents will be able to customize their PGY-4 schedule with electives based on their career goals and preferences. Elective rotations at LVHN include but are not limited to:

  • Psychiatric Emergency Services
  • Adult Partial Programs
  • Inpatient Adolescent Unit
  • Inpatient Adult Psychiatry
  • Administrative Month
  • Neuromodulation which includes ECT and TMS
  • Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program
  • Teaching Rotation
  • Combined Consults which includes: E-consults, Transitional Learning Center, LVAD psychosocial evaluations and Center for Women’s Medicine.
  • Outpatient Drug and Alcohol Program
  • Street Medicine
  • Neurology
  • Palliative Care
  • Neuroradiology
  • Endocrinology
  • Toxicology
  • Pain Medicine
  • Sleep Lab

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 email below.
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