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Curriculum

Our curriculum proceeds in successive stages like a meticulous building project. The first year lays a firm foundation in inpatient psychiatry, medicine, and neurology, the second year reinforces inpatient psychiatry skills and buttresses them with proficiency in some of the specialties, and the third year refines the outpatient skill set. The fourth year provides ample flexibility to pursue career-specific interests as the capstone to the structure and its finishing touch.  A complementary didactic curriculum provides framework and scaffolding along the entire way.

Program Year One

Goals 

  • To provide a foundation in general medicine and neurology
  • To provide an introduction to psychiatric practice emphasizing patient evaluation and treatment
Clinical Rotations
  • 2 Months of Neurology
  • 1 Month of Emergency Medicine
  • 2 Months of Inpatient Family Medicine
  • 1 Month of Outpatient Internal Medicine
  • 3 Months of Inpatient Psychiatry
  • 1 Month of Emergency Psychiatry
  • 1 Month of Integrated Care
  • 1 Month of Consultation / Liaison Psychiatry

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.

  • Psychiatric Diagnosis Seminar (1 Hour weekly, first 8-12 weeks orientation)
  • Psychiatric Treatment Seminar (1 Hour weekly, first 8-12 weeks orientation to patient management)
  • Teaching Rounds (weekly on adult inpatient services)
  • Research Seminar / Journal Club (monthly)
  • Psychodynamic Case Conference (monthly)
  • Grand Rounds (bi-weekly)
  • 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

 

Program Year Two

Goals

  • To build on the capacities formed in the PGY-1 year with advanced knowledge and methods of care
  • To be introduced to the subspecialties of psychiatric practice through closely supervised clinical experiences
  • To be introduced to time-limited symptom-focused and long-term insight-oriented psychotherapy
Clinical Rotations
  • 1 Month of Addiction Psychiatry
  • 2 Months of Geriatric Psychiatry
  • 2 Months of Consultation / Liaison Psychiatry
  • 3 Months of Inpatient Psychiary
  • 1 Month of Electroconvulsive Therapy
  • 2 Months of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • 1 Month of Emergency Psychiatry

Didactic Instruction

In concert with extensive clinical experiences, focused and general didactic learning opportunities, the curriculum utilizes lecture/demonstration, seminar and recitation methods.

  • Perspectives in Psychiatry Seminar (1 hour weekly)
  • Advanced Psychopathology and Somatic Therapies
  • Introduction to Psychotherapy Seminar (1 hour weekly)
  • Teaching Rounds (weekly on subspecialty inpatient services)
  • Research Seminar / Journal Club (monthly)
  • Psychodynamic Case Conference (monthly)
  • Grand Rounds (bi-weekly)
  • Quality Improvement Case Conference (monthly)

 

Program Year Three

 Goals
  • To master the skills for psychiatric assessment and treatment in outpatient settings
  • To develop a firm grasp of the underpinnings and practice pitfalls of outpatient psychotherapy 
  • To consolidate knowledge of diagnosis and patient management
Clinical Rotations
  • 12 Months of Outpatient Psychiatry

Didactic Instruction

In concert with extensive clinical experiences, focused and general didactic learning opportunities utilize lecture/demonstration, seminar, and recitation methods.

  • PGY-3 Advanced Psychopharmacology Seminar (1 hour weekly)
  • Advanced Psychotherapy Seminar (1 hour weekly)
  • Psychodynamic Psychiatry Seminar (1 hour weekly)
  • Research Seminar/ Journal Club (monthly)
  • Psychodynamic Case Conference (monthly)
  • Grand Rounds (bi-weekly)
  • Morbidity and Mortality Quality Improvement Case Conference (monthly)

 

Program Year Four

 Goals
  1. Manage patients in both inpatient and ambulatory settings with minimal supervision and the goal of preparing for independent practice. This should involve advanced level interviewing, pharmacologic and therapeutic management, and the processing of orders and treatment plans
  2. Lead a multidisciplinary team in an inpatient setting with minimal supervision
  3. Serve as a teacher and mentor to junior residents and medical students. This includes working with junior residents and medical students on the wards, teaching didactic lectures to medical students and mentoring junior residents at journal club and morbidity and mortality conferences
  4. Gain exposure to areas of interest through elective experiences. This could include new experiences or a repeat of a previous experience depending upon the needs and career goals of the resident
  5. Future career planning and preparation for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology certification exam
Clinical Rotations
  • 1 Month of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • 3 Months of Inpatient Psychiatry
  • 8 Months of Electives on approved rotations
  • Research Fellowship through the KU Clinical Trial Unit
  • Continuity Clinics in Adult, Geriatric, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and Veterans Administration Outpatient

Senior Residents on Inpatient Services serve in the role of "junior attendings". They are supervised by faculty and have a role in teaching junior residents.

Electives Include:

  • PTSD
  • Palliative Care
  • Psychotherapy
  • Neuroimaging
  • Neuropsychological Testing
  • Addiction Psychiatry
  • Consultation Liaison Psychiatry as Senior Resident
  • Partial Day Hospital 
  • Electroconvulsive Therapy

Didactic Instruction

In concert with extensive clinical experiences, focused and general didactic learning opportunities the curriculum utilizes lecture, seminar, and case conferences.

  • PGY-4 Senior Seminar (1 hour monthly)-the senior seminar focuses on key topics necessary for the independent practice of medicine and uses both a lecture and group discussion/presentation format.  Topics include the business of medicine, difficult case discussion, professionalism, resilience, and ethics.
  • Teaching Rounds (weekly on inpatient services)
  • Research Seminar/ Journal Club (monthly)-the goal of the PGY4 resident is to mentor junior residents by assisting with the literature review, preparing the presentation, and providing guidance on the technical aspects of presenting a scientific paper to a group.
  • Grand Rounds (bi-weekly)
  • Quality Improvement Morbidity and Mortality Case Conference (monthly)- the goal of the PGY4 resident is to mentor junior residents by assisting with the literature review, preparing the presentation, and providing guidance on the technical aspects of presenting to a group.

 

Last modified: Oct 02, 2017
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