Outpatient Clinic

Residents will follow their own outpatients longitudinally starting in PGY-2 and will be paired with an experienced attending supervisor.

Scholarly Time

Residents will have one half day per week during their psychiatry rotations devoted to scholarly pursuits, concentrations or tracks.

Call Schedule

  • PGY1: Interns have no overnight or weekend call responsibilities during their psychiatry rotations. They have the opportunity to do up to 3 shadow call shifts (evenings and/or weekend) at Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital accompanied by a second-year resident to gain exposure to call responsibilities.
  • PGY2: Residents share weekend and night call responsibility for the Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital (BWFH) inpatient psychiatry unit and ED. On average, this amounts to 5-6 weeks of night float and ten 24-hour weekend shifts
  • PGY3: Residents share weekend and night call responsibility for the Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) Emergency Department. On average, this amounts to 5-6 weeks of Night Float and ten 24-hour weekend shifts
  • PGY4: Residents are responsible for backup call for PGY1-3 residents at BWH and BWFH

Didactics

Didactics typically occur one half-day per week and will utilize principles of adult learning, flipped classroom and case based learning techniques, as well as the Simulation Center to optimize residents’ didactic learning experience. Course will include:

  • Introduction to Psychiatry
  • Psychiatric Diagnosis
  • Psychiatric Interviewing
  • Psychiatric Classification (DSM and RDOCS)
  • Emergency Psychiatry
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Brain Imaging
  • Molecular Psychiatry
  • Longitudinal Process Group
  • Behavioral therapies (e.g. CBT, DBT, ACT, etc)
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • Brain Stimulation
  • Neuropsychiatry
  • Psychopathology
  • Pathophysiology
  • Forensics
  • Human Development
  • Research Design
  • Global Mental Health
  • Leadership
  • Digital Psychiatry
  • Transition to Career
  • Medical Education

 

Grand Rounds:

Weekly lectures from local and national leaders in the field, presenting cutting-edge research and clinical innovations. Lunch provided!

Journal Club

Monthly residency-wide review of the literature, co-lead by resident and faculty discussants