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ACGME Requirements

In the process of completing training here at LLIECHE psychiatry, residents will have met all training guidelines required by the ACGME.

(Information in parenthesis is an ACGME requirement)

  • 4 months of primary care during PGY-1 year in internal medicine, pediatrics, or family medicine (4 months minimum)
  • 2 months of adult neurology (2 months minimum with at least 1 month with adults)
  • 9 months of adult inpatient psychiatry (6 months adult inpatient psychiatry)
  • 24 months of continuous adult outpatient psychiatry (12 months minimum)
  • 5-6 months of inpatient child and adolescent psychiatry (2 months minimum)
  • 3-4 months of geriatric psychiatry (1 month minimum)
  • 2 months of addiction psychiatry (1 month minimum)
  • 3-4 months of consult and liason psychiatry (2 months minimum)
  • 4-6 weeks of emergency psychiatry (exposure required- no established minimum)
  • 1 month of ECT (exposure required- no established minimum)
  • 1 month of forensic psychiatry (exposure required- no established minimum)
  • 1 month of community psychiatry- 1 afternoon per week for 6 months- 1year in a community psychiatry clinic (exposure required- no established minimum)

Didactics-mediated learning covering all of, but not limited to, the following:

  • Theoretical approaches to understanding patient-doctor relationship (required)
  • Factors (biological, genetic, psychological, sociocultural, economic, ethnic, gender, relisious/spiritual, sexual orientation, and family) that significantly influence physical and psychological development throughout life span (required)
  • Fundamental principles of the epidemiology, etiologies, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of all major psychiatric disorders in the current standard diagnostic statistical manual (required)
  • Diagnosis and treatment of neurologic disorders commonly encountered in psychiatric practice (required)
  • Use, reliability, and validity of the generally-accepted diagnostic techniques (required)
  • Use and interpretation of psychological testing (required)
  • History of psychiatry and its relationship to the evolution of medicine (required)
  • Legal aspects of psychiatric practice, and when and how to refer (required)
  • Understanding of American culture and subcultures (required)
  • Use of case formulation that includes neurobiological, phenomenological, psychological, and sociocultural issues involved in the diagnosis and management of cases (required)
  • Education in research literacy and evidence-based clinical practices skills, including question formulation, information searching, critical appraisal, and medical decision-making (required)

Bimonthly Journal Club for PGY-3s and PGY-4s, open to all residents