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The PGY-4 curriculum consists of two main areas of emphasis: Preparation
for Future Practice, and Advanced Topics in Psychiatry.
Other areas of Preparation for Future Practice typically include an introduction to various post-residency practice settings (private practice, academic medical center, fellowship, community psychiatry, locum tenens, consult liaison, primary care consults, etc.), Psychiatry Leadership Conference, Professionalism, Physician Impairment, and Contract Negotiation.
To prepare residents for continued self-directed learning after residency, the PGY-4 curriculum includes a scholarly project and monthly journal club. The scholarly project requires each resident to generate a departmental conference presentation and written report (e.g. original research article, review chapter, case report, clinical practice improvement/CQI project report, etc.). This project allows the resident to focus in great detail on a particular area of interest within psychiatry relevant to the resident's future career. In the monthly journal club, faculty facilitators help residents to further develop skills in critical appraisal of current literature, and to cultivate a habit of lifelong learning.
II. Advanced Topics in Psychiatry
The first three years of psychiatry didactics will have given residents a broad exposure to the essential areas of psychiatry.
The PGY-4 year offers an excellent opportunity to explore specialized and advanced topics in greater depth and detail. The Advanced Topics in Psychiatry didactics include Advanced Psychopharmacology, Forensics, Advanced Psychotherapy techniques, Advanced Non-Pharmacologic treatments, Great Minds of Psychiatry, Advanced Teaching Techniques, and other miscellaneous topics requested by the particular PGY-4 class.
One advantage to the PGY-4 Curriculum flexibility to accommodate resident
interests. Each year, the PGY-4s play a large role in shaping and directing
the content and structure of the didactics.
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