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 emphasize biological psychiatry and psychopharmacology, another that emphasizes psychodynamics and psychotherapy and the third focusing on subspecialty and other special topics. Our program provides daily didactic courses and seminars in each year of training.

The Hospital Psychiatry Year

  • Psychopathology
  • Psychopharmacology
  • ECT
  • Emergency Psychiatry
  • Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry
  • Interviewing Course
  • Introduction to Psychiatric Research, Evidence-Based Medicine, & QI
  • Substance Abuse
  • Psychological Testing

The Introductory Outpatient Year

  • Geriatrics
  • Introduction to Psychotherapy
  • Biopsychiatry & Behavioral Neurology
  • Advanced Psychodynamics
  • 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
  • Forensic Psychiatry
  • Paraphilias
  • Outpatient Supervision Group
  • Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders

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