The first year of our program is made up of a mixture of:
- Medical rotations
When you first arrived in Jul., you will spend the first month of year residency on our psychiatry inpatient service. Then for the next six months, PGY-1 residents will rotate at Greenville Memorial Hospital with the services of:
- Emergency medicine
- Family medicine
- Internal medicine
We purposefully have made these other rotations happened in the first half of your PGY-1 year so that all first-year residents can return together to psychiatry at this same time in approximately Jan. and bond as a group and continue their psychiatry training uninterrupted for the rest of residency. The remainder of the PGY-1 year consists of inpatient psychiatry.
This year of residency is a mixture of hospital-based and outpatient based rotations and includes:
- Consult/liaison psychiatry (three months)
- Emergency psychiatry (three months)
- Child and adolescent inpatient unit (six weeks)
- Geriatric inpatient psychiatry (six weeks)
- Senior resident in adult inpatient psychiatry (six weeks)
- Addiction psychiatry, both inpatient and outpatient (six weeks)
Most of the above rotations are done in six-week blocks at a time. While doing these rotations, you also have two to three half days per week of outpatient experiences. This consists of a combination of working in a long-term psychodynamic psychotherapy clinic, in which the resident is assigned their first psychotherapy cases. This clinic also consists of group supervision with both psychodynamic oriented and behavioral therapy oriented attendings.
There is also an internal medicine clinic that works in an integrated model with our psychiatry department and the resident will see outpatient consultations in this clinic working directly with internal medicine residents as well.
This year will also mark the start of the resident beginning their own research project with oversight of their choosing of various attendings and may continue on through the remainder of the residency years.
This entire year is strictly a longitudinal outpatient psychiatry year. We use a variety of settings which include:
- Community based mental health clinic
- Veterans Administration outpatient mental health clinic
- Our own Department of Psychiatry, resident medication management clinic
- An increased caseload in the long-term psychotherapy clinic
Also this year, the residents participate in a group therapy experience that consists of a process group led by a psychologist in our community.
This year is almost entirely elective. Residents can choose a number of possibilities for how they would wish to spend a year. This year may also include a forensic psychiatry experience.
Options for electives include:
- Working in an HIV clinic
- Working with local Ob-Gyn clinics
- Enhanced experiences in addiction or community-based rotations
- Eating disorder program,
- Psychotherapy rotations
- Various teaching and research experiences
This is not a complete list and there are many options available.