Psychiatry Residency Curriculum

In the course of four years of training, psychiatric residents will see a full spectrum of psychiatric disorders. Subsequently, residents will develop a rich experience in the diagnosis, treatment, and daily management of both rare and common mental illnesses. 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 who have expertise in varying psychiatric sub-specialties, including child and adolescent psychiatry, consult liaison psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, forensic 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 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4
Medicine
4 months
Substance Abuse Program
1 month
Mental Health Clinic
2 days/week
x 11 months
Inpatient Senior Resident
4 days/week
x 3 months
Neurology
2 months
Geri-Psych Inpatient Unit
1 month
Resident Private Practice Outpatient Office
2 days/week
x 11 months
Consult Liaison Senior Resident
4 days/week
x 3 months
Inpatient Adult Psychiatry
3 months
Child Psych Inpatient
2 months
Partial Hospitalization Program
1 day/week
x 11 months
LVPG Outpatient Practice
1 day/week
x 12 months
Emergency Psychiatry
2 months
Forensic Psychiatry
1 month
  Electives
4 days/week
x 5 months
  Inpatient Psychiatry
3 months
   
  Consult Liaison Psychiatry
3 months
   

 *Residents receive 4 weeks of vacation per year, which is taken into account in their block schedule. 

Teaching conferences

The Psychiatry program at LVHN provides a full array of teaching conferences 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 weekly journal club led by residents and supervised by a faculty member. Finally, it will include an educational series provided by faculty.

Additionally, the Department of Psychiatry holds quarterly 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.