At the beginning of each academic year (July and August), we hold a weekly seminar related to various aspects of a main annual theme or topic. This year we focused on the "StrengthFinder" series which involves identifying our unique talents and how to utilize them as individuals and as teams.The seminar consists of resident presentations, guest speaker presentations, and small breakout groups to facilitate interaction and discussion. This year, our series culminated in an off-site high ropes course! Summer Session is held from 11:00am - 1:00pm at the Loma Linda Behavioral Medicine Center each Wednesday. Attendance is mandatory for residents, and lunch is provided.
Our weekly Grand Rounds begins in September and runs throughout the rest of the academic year. These conferences cover many topics enhancing clinical practice as well as many other topics related to residents in the field psychiatry. Presentations consist of talks by many experts in the field of psychiatry, neurology, primary care, and other fields relevant to psychiatric practice. We have presenters both from many institutions throughout the United States as well as many of our own faculty. There are also presentations by our own residents on their areas of interest or areas in which they have developed specialized expertise as part of fulfilling their graduation requirement. Grand Rounds is held from 11:00am - 12:00pm every Wednesday at the Behavioral Health Institute. Attendance is mandatory for residents. Even interns rotating on medicine and neurology services are excused to attend our grand rounds in order to develop a sense of community and further knowledge in psychiatry.
Annual Donald L. Anderson Grand Rounds
Donald L. Anderson was an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry who was dedicated to the importance of resident training in religion and spirituality. Continuing his vision, Loma Linda University Medical Center Psychiatry Department continues to host the Donald L. Anderson Spirituality Grand Rounds each year at our beautiful Wong Kerlee Pavillion.
Annual Schizophrenia Symposium
Loma Linda University Medical Center Department of Psychiatry is proud to host, in cooperation with Patton State Hospital, the Annual Schizophrenia Symposium, featuring excellent presenters who are experts in their fields. Each year's symposium is filled with up-to-date and evidence-based information that is clinically relevant and would enhance any mental health provider's practice.
Patton State Hospital Lecture Series
All residents are both invited and encouraged to participate with Patton faculty at weekly psychopharmacology conferences on Wednesday mornings. These lectures, panels, and case discussions are moderated by experts in the field such as Dr. Steven Stahl and Dr. Jonathon Meyer.
Our Psychiatry Department highly supports and encourages its residents to attend various educational professional conferences which are held throughout the United States each year. All psychiatry residents get professional days off to attend eligible conferences, and can receive financial support through reimbursement for expenses through the House Staff Office. Conference attendance is popular among the residents, often with large groups planning travel together to the Annual American Psychiatric Association meeting, the Nevada Psychopharmacology Conference, the Annual California Psychiatric Association meeting, and many others.