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Psychiatry Residency Program

General Description

PGY-1
 

In the first year, consist of four month rotation (16 weeks): Medicine, Pediatrics or Family Medicine and a two-month( 8 weeks) rotation in Neurology. The six months remaining are distributed in Emergency Psychiatry and inpatient based assignment during which there is a day each week set aside for didactic training activities including lectures, seminars, individual supervision, Journal clubs and case conferences. The Psychiatry Clinical activity consist of inpatient service, which is under direct care of an attending assigned to the unit and is complemented by two (2) hours ambulatory experience. The program is designed to give the trainee a working knowledge of evaluation, diagnostic and therapeutic techniques utilized in psychiatry. A high degree of individual supervision, plus the didactic program, forms the nucleus of this rotation, during which emphasis is placed on quality patient care.

 
PGY-2
 

In the second year, a day a week is devoted to didactic activities and the rest to Psychiatry clinical experience. Residents continue to have their assignments hospital-based including, Geriatric Psychiatry, along with rotations in consultation/liaison. Residents will be exposed to Substance Use Disorder Clinics and Day/Partial Hospitals.. The Consultation and Liaison Service responds to consultation requests from other departments within the San Juan VA hospital. On this service, the resident learns to apply their psychiatric skills in other medical discipline settings. (This rotation is complemented at a selective rotation month for experiences in woman health at their postgraduate year in the CSCO clinics). The opportunity to do advanced work with the Consultation and Liaison Service is available to all fourth year residents on an elective basis. The resident continues to maintain and further develop his/her outpatient load

 
PGY-3
 

The resident experience in psychiatry during the third year consists of ongoing outpatient clinic experience, which includes, Outpatient Child/Adolescent & General Adult Psychiatry. A one-month equivalent selective on woman health is required. Resident has the opportunity to request a one month elective.

 
PGY-4
 

The fourth year is devoted to experience in outpatient clinics plus rotations in Administrative Psychiatry; Electives, in subspecialties areas, which are supervised by faculty that is particularly, involved and certified in these treatment areas.

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