The PGY-4 year is designed to enhance scholarship, leadership, and teaching skills. Residents usually pursue a chief residency, research project, or in-depth clinical electives to further their individual goals. Core experiences include a year long experience in longitudinal treatment/advanced psychotherapy and a community mental health center rotation working with a multidisciplinary team treating persons with severe and persistent mental illnesses.
PGY-4 residents have 5.5 hours per week of protected didactic time. The PGY-4 curriculum focuses on advancing residents’ ability to read and critically appraise the major theories, current literature, and existing controversies in the field. The PGY-4 seminars include:
- Pharmacology and Biological Psychiatry Literature Seminar
- Psychodynamic Case Conference and Applied Theory
- Advanced psychodynamic technique
- History of psychiatry
- Couples and Family Therapy
- Diagnosis and Treatment of Eating Disorders
- Human Sexuality
- Women's Health
- Student Mental Health
- Public and Administrative Psychiatry
- Career planning & Transition to Practice
Residents on the Integrated and Research Tracks continue with their protected time. Any other resident who hasn't completed their Scholarly Activity needs to complete their project by year's end.
Supervise PGY-1s on buddy call system. Average 1 call obligation/month (mix of home call & short call)
Residents receive 3-5 hours of individual and small-group supervision each week.