Loma Linda University Medical Center - Psychiatry Residency Program - Rotations

Rotation Schedule


The following is an outline of the rotation schedules for the 2009-2010 academic year:

PGY-1
    •    5 months inpatient adult psychiatry primarily at Loma Linda VA hospital
    •    1 month inpatient adult psychiatry at Loma Linda Behavioral Medical Center (our private psychiatric hospital)
    •    2 months inpatient neurology at Loma Linda VA hospital
    •    1 month inpatient medicine at Loma Linda VA hospital
    •    1 month outpatient medicine at Loma Linda VA hospital
    •    1 month emergency room medicine (as a medical resident) at Loma Linda University Medical Center
    •    1 month outpatient medicine at SAC Norton clinic in San Bernardino (for low-income/non-insured patients)

PGY-2
    •    3 months inpatient adult psychiatry at Loma Linda Behavioral Medical Center or Loma Linda VA hospital
    •    1 month psychiatric ER (nightfloat 4 days/week) covering Loma Linda University Medical Center and Loma Linda Behavioral Medical Center
    •    1 month adolescent psychiatry at Loma Linda Behavioral Medical Center
    •    3-4 months consultation and liaison at Loma Linda University Medical Center
    •    3-4 months psychiatric intake assessment clinic at Loma Linda VA

PGY-3
All of following rotations are half-day:
    •    1-2 months of inpatient adolescent psychiatry at Loma Linda BMC
    •    1-2 months of inpatient child psychiatry at Loma Linda BMC
    •    2-3 months of geriatric psychiatry at either Loma Linda BMC or Loma Linda VA
    •    2-3 months of addiction psychiatry at either Loma Linda BMC or Loma Linda VA
    •    2 months of forensic psychiatry experience at Patton State Hospital
    •    1-2 months of partial hospitalization program at Loma Linda BMC
    •    1 month inpatient adult psychiatry at Loma Linda VA

Year-round clinics in afternoons as follows:
    •    Monday afternoon child/adolescent clinic
    •    Wednesday afternoon psychotherapy clinic for insured patients
    •    Friday afternoon psychotherapy clinic for low-income/non-insured patients

PGY-4
All of following rotations are half-day:
    •    3 months outpatient med-management clinic at Loma Linda VA
    •    1 month as senior resident on consultation and liaison service at Loma Linda Med Center
    •    1 month of electroconvulsive therapy training/experience
    •    1 month either at Patton State Hospital or in partial hospitalization program at Loma Linda BMC
    •    6 months of elective rotation time

This year we have started during the 4th year an optional Advanced Certificate Program in
either Advanced Psychotherapy or Religion and Psychiatry, which requires 2 months of
dedicated elective time.

We are continuing to look to expand the breadth of training experience for our residents,
including possibly arranging for private sector outpatient clinic experience with Kaiser.