Senior residents have the opportunity to design their own program within the parameters of the available sites. Each resident arranges with faculty members the areas on which he or she wants to focus and the amount of time spent in each area. In addition, each resident spends one half day per week in psychotherapy and one hour per week in psychotherapy supervision.
PGY IV’s participate in the board preparation didactics series. In this course, they practice for the oral board exam with faculty who are board certified and with some who are examiners. The residents also participate in a continuing case conference led by various faculty members.
Every resident is required to complete a scholarly paper (or equivalent – see below) prior to graduating. The purpose of this requirement is to educate residents in critically reviewing the current psychiatric literature, as well as to offer residents the opportunity to submit papers for publication. We ask for scholarly literature reviews, reports of ongoing or completed research, or similar documents.
Residents may substitute for the scholarly paper a publication which is accepted and presented at a national meeting. This may include a poster, paper, presentation or workshop.