Academics

We are committed to enhancing our training and fulfilling the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education’s (ACGME) emphasis on outcomes assessment (including competencies, evaluations, and quality improvement) as demonstrated by the following emphases in our program:

  • Board eligibility upon completion of residency training that is recognized by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN).

  • Individuals in our program frequently score in the 90th percentile on national testing such as the Psychiatry Residence in Training Exam (PRITE).

  • Training goals include competency in diagnosis, interviewing, case management, and team management.  Clinic skills to be attained include crisis intervention, intensive psychodynamic psychotherapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, brief therapy, supportive therapy, and psychotherapy combined with psychopharmacology.  Somatic clinical skills to be learned include pharmacotherapy and electroconvulsive therapy.  In addition, the clinical training includes sensitivity to integrating spirituality and psychiatry.  This partial list reflects the commitment of the training program to ensure comprehensive training in modern clinical psychiatry.

  • Supervision by highly supportive faculty who encompass a wide range of clinical and academic expertise

  • A learning atmosphere that fosters support and mentoring

  • A system that provides increasing responsibility and autonomy as training progresses

  • Teaching-oriented faculty who are board-certified in multiple psychiatry sub-specialties including Addiction Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

  • An extensive and thorough didactics schedule, taught by faculty who are experts on their respective topics

  • Educational leave (conference days): we provide paid conference leave for every residency year as well as monetary support for house staff physicians who give presentations at national meetings.

  • Global elective opportunities: we are pleased to help support and encourage resident involvement in global electives as part of our commitment to actively participate in improving the healthcare available to underserved areas as well as to continue to emphasize our vision of the importance of training residents to be globally aware and educated to the needs of these populations. In the past several years residents have done electives in Guam and Lesotho, and we are excited to continue to see involvement in these areas as well as in additional ones in the future.