LLUMC - psychiatry residency program

ACGME Requirements



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

(Information in parenthesis is ACGME requirement)

  • 4 months of primary care during PGY1 year in internal medicine, pediatrics, or family medicine (4 months minimum)
  • 2 months of adult neurology (2 months minimum with at least one month with adults)
  • 9 months of adult inpatient psychiatry (6 months adult inpatient minimum)
  • 12 months of continuous adult outpatient psychiatry (12 months minimum)
  • 3-4 months of child and adolescent psychiatry (2 months minimum)
  • 1-2 months of geriatric psychiatry (1 month minimum)
  • 1-2 months of addictions psychiatry (1 month minimum)
  • 2-3 months of consult and liaison psychiatry (2 months minimum)
  • 2-4 months of forensic psychiatry (exposure required - no established minimum)
  • At least 1 month of emergency psychiatry (exposure required - no established minimum)
  • At least 1 month of community psychiatry (exposure required - no established minimum)
  • 100% mandatory didactics attendence, with exceptions made for authorized sick days and vacation, with protected lecture time (70% attendence minimum)
  • Didactics-mediated learning of 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, religious/spiritual, sexual orientation, and family) significantly influencing physical and psychological development throughout life (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 practice skills, including question formulation, information searching, critical appraisal, and medical decision-making (required)
  • Weekly Journal Club - mandatory for PGY3s and PGY4s (required)

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