The residency curriculum combines clinical and didactic experiences to provide a broadness of skills and knowledge. Our core didactics are held daily for 1- hour Monday through Thursday. Fridays are usually set aside for departmental meetings or other lectures/presentations from other hospital leadership members. Residents are expected to attend scheduled lectures/presentations.
The focus of this 1st year is to establish core skills as a physician and psychiatrist in training.
PGY 1 residents attend lectures on Mondays and Thursday afternoon, combined with the PGY 2 residents. They also attend NYMC Grand Round Series (virtually) as well as Wednesday mornings Case Conference or Journal Club conferences with all PGY levels.
Sample of Lecture topics: Interviewing
When on IM and EM rotations, On-call is per those services. Weekend overnight coverage is provided by the NF team; consisting of a PGY 1 and PGY 2.
The second year is a time to begin integrating one’s identity as a psychiatrist. An important clinical focus is to ensure that residents gain confidence in the care of acute psychiatric patients. It includes a wide range of psychopathology in settings that teach focused, acute interventions.
PGY 2 residents attend lectures on Mondays and Thursday afternoons, combined with the PGY 1 residents. They also attend NYMC Grand Round Series (virtually) as well as Wednesday mornings Case Conference or Journal Club conferences with all PGY levels.
A sample of lecture topics: Psychotherapy topics
Weekend calls: Sat-Sun 12-hour shifts; 2 residents cover these calls. Senior residents covers Psychiatry Emergency and Junior residents cover Inpatient.
This year is designed to significantly broaden and deepen one’s psychiatric abilities. The year is spent in our Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic. The clinic consists predominantly of ambulatory psychiatric experiences in a variety of general and specialty settings. Priorities in this year include adding to and honing skills in pharmacotherapies and psychotherapy.
12 months Outpatient Clinic
PGY 3 residents attend lectures Monday and Thursday mornings. They also attend NYMC Grand Round Series (virtually) as well as Wednesday mornings Case Conference or Journal Club conferences with all PGY levels.
A sample of lecture topics: Psychotherapy
Weekend and Holiday Calls
This is a year for consolidation, mastery, leadership and exploration as the resident approaches graduation and prepares for transition to practice or fellowship training.
A sample of lectures topics: Various topics