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Psychiatry Residency Training Program
 
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Residency Policies & Procedures
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V. DIDACTICS

GOALS AND OBJECTIVES FOR PGY-3 DIDACTICS

Goal:  The overall goals of the PGY-3 didactics are to build on the first two years of residency and to explore topics relevant to the resident's outpatient and subspecialty clinical rotations of the PGY-3 year. Thus, PGY-3 didactics include topics in couples and group psychotherapies, integrating psychopharmacology and psychotherapy, child and adolescent psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, cross-cultural psychiatry, and ethics. A Clinical Interaction Seminar explores challenges in the therapeutic relationship, including countertransference. Areas such as psychiatric neuroscience and evidence-based practice and research methodology are explored in more depth.

Objectives:
At the conclusion of the PGY-3 didactics year, residents are expected to be able to:

1. Patient Care

  • Discuss challenges that arise in the therapeutic relationship, transference and countertransference, and how to use an awareness of these phenomena to provide the best possible patient care
  • Describe influences of culture, spirituality, and belief systems on patient care

2. Medical Knowledge

  • Display knowledge of couples and group therapy, integration of psychotherapy and psychopharmacology, normal child development, child and adolescent psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, cross-cultural psychiatry, ethics, neuroscience, and evidence-based practice

3. Practice-Based Learning and Improvement

  • Display the ability to critically appraise articles from the treatment literature
  • Display an understanding of basic concepts of study design

4. Interpersonal and Communication Skills

  • Display an understanding of how to communicate with patients and families in a culturally sensitive manner

5. Professionalism

  • Understand issues of professionalism related to outpatient psychiatric practice
  • Display an understanding of major issues in psychiatric ethics

6. Systems-Based Practice

  • Display an understanding of systems of care for children, adolescents, and the elderly

7. Educational Attitudes

  • Achieve expected attendance at didactics
  • Maintain a respectful attitude towards instructors, display eagerness to learn and participation in didactics sessions, and provide constructive feedback to help improve didactics

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