Didactic Curriculum

Each year has a dedicated, scheduled didactic curriculum that covers the field of general psychiatry. The didactic curriculum includes lectures, small group seminars, journal clubs and audio-visual presentations. We emphasize active learning in small group discussions and seminars.
In general, our program has three core curricula in each year – one that emphasizes biological psychiatry and psychopharmacology, another that emphasizes psychodynamics and psychotherapy and the third focusing on subspecialty and other special topics. Our program provides weekly didactic courses and seminars in each year of training.

The Hospital Psychiatry Year

  • Psychopathology
  • Psychopharmacology
  • ECT
  • Interviewing Course
  • Consultation-Liaison/Hospital Psychiatry
  • Introduction to Psychiatric Research, Evidence-Based Medicine, & QI
  • Substance Abuse
  • Introduction to Forensic Psychiatry

The Introductory Outpatient Year

  • Geriatric Psychiatry
  • Biopsychiatry & Behavioral Neurology
  • Human Development and Family Systems
  • Advanced Psychodynamics
  • Introduction to Psychotherapy
  • Psychotherapy Techniques (Cognitive-Behavioral, Interpersonal, Dialectical-Behavioral, Marital, Family, Group, Sex)

The Advanced Outpatient Year

  • Child/Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Community Psychiatry
  • Cultural Psychiatry
  • Religion and Psychiatry
  • Ethics
  • Sexual Dysfunction and Paraphilias
  • Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders
  • Advanced Outpatient Supervision Group

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