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Our curriculum proceeds in successive stages. The first year lays a foundation in inpatient psychiatry, medicine and neurology. The second year reinforces inpatient psychiatry skills and develops proficiency in sub-specialty areas. The third year develops the outpatient skill set. The fourth year provides ample flexibility to pursue career-specific interests.

Program Year One

Clinical Rotations
  • 2 Months of Neurology
  • 1 Month of Emergency Medicine
  • 1 Month of Inpatient Family Medicine
  • 1 Month of Inpatient Internal Medicine-VA
  • 1 Month of Outpatient Internal Medicine-VA
  • 3 Months of Inpatient Psychiatry
  • 1 Month of Emergency Psychiatry
  • 1 Month of Consultation / Integrated Care-VA
  • 1 Month of Consultation / Liaison Psychiatry

Program Year Two

Clinical Rotations
  • 1 Month of Addiction Psychiatry
  • 2 Months of Geriatric Psychiatry
  • 2 Months of Consultation / Liaison Psychiatry
  • 2 Months of Inpatient Psychiatry
  • 1 Month of Electroconvulsive Therapy
  • 2 Months of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • 1 Month of Emergency Psychiatry
  • 1 Month of Consultation / Integrated Care-VA

Program Year Three

Clinical Rotations
  • 12 Months of Outpatient Psychiatry Consisting of:
    • Hospital Based Clinic
    • University Based Adult & Child Clinic
    • VA Based Clinic
    • Community Mental Health Center

Program Year Four

Clinical Rotations
  • 4 Months of required clinical rotations supervising junior residents
  • 8 Months of electives on approved rotations

Electives Include:

  • PTSD
  • Palliative Care
  • Psychotherapy
  • Neuroimaging
  • Neuropsychological Testing
  • Addiction Psychiatry
  • Consultation Liaison Psychiatry
  • Partial Day Hospital 
  • Electroconvulsive Therapy
  • Research experiences through the KU Wichita Center for Clinical Research

Didactic Instruction

In concert with extensive clinical experiences, focused and general didactic learning opportunities, the curriculum utilizes lectures, demonstrations, seminars, and recitation (guided self study) methods.

  • Class specific seminars on topics of clinical relevance
  • Teaching Rounds (weekly on adult inpatient services)
  • Research Seminar / Journal Club (monthly)
  • Psychodynamic Case Conference (monthly)
  • Grand Rounds (bi-monthly)
  • Quality Improvement Case Conference (monthly)

In addition to seminars and didactic sessions in psychiatry, residents attend all medicine didactics when rotating on the Family Medicine service.


Last modified: Jun 25, 2019