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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-4 DIDACTICS

Goal:  The overall goals of the PGY-4 didactics are to prepare residents for post-residency practice, the Board examination, and lifelong self-directed learning; and to allow senior residents to explore advanced topics in psychopharmacology, psychotherapy, forensic psychiatry, the history of psychiatry, consultation to primary care providers, and specialized topics of interest to the PGY-4 group. PGY-4s also teach PGY-1s in small group didactic sessions.

Objectives:
At the conclusion of the PGY-4 didactics year, residents are expected to be able to:

1. Patient Care

  • Apply knowledge to specific cases presented in didactics sessions, which represent clinically challenging situations

2. Medical Knowledge

  • Demonstrate a knowledge base of psychiatry and neurology sufficient to pass the Psychiatry Board examination
  • Display knowledge of advanced psychopharmacology, psychotherapies, forensic psychiatry, and the history of psychiatry

3. Practice-Based Learning and Improvement

  • Display the ability to conduct a literature search in a topic area of the resident's choice
  • Display the ability to critically appraise articles in the current psychiatric literature and assess whether or not a particular article will change the resident's clinical practice
  • Effectively teach junior residents in a small group seminar setting

4. Interpersonal and Communication Skills

  • Display understanding of advanced topics in psychotherapy, including guiding patients through the process of termination

5. Professionalism

  • Understand issues of professionalism related to independent practice, lifelong learning and maintenance of certification, financial aspects of practice, and impaired colleagues

6. Systems-Based Practice

  • Display an understanding of forms of psychiatric practice
  • Ddescribe requirements for reporting and principles of treating impaired providers
  • Display an understanding of legal issues in psychiatry, forensics

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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