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X. GENERAL PROGRAM POLICIES
LEAVES OF ABSENCE AND PART TIME STATUS
University of Washington psychiatry residents may take leaves of absence
in accordance with Graduate Medical Education policies and the Residency
Position Appointment. Issues and requirements specific to psychiatry are
- Psychiatry residency requires 48 months FTE of training (including
an approved PGY-1 year) and must be completed at no less than half-time
(50% time). Certain rotations (e.g. medicine, pediatrics, inpatient
psychiatry, consultation-liaison psychiatry, inpatient child and adolescent
psychiatry) must be completed on a full-time basis.
- Any unpaid leave, or part-time status, will result in extension of
residency to result in a total of 48 months FTE of approved residency
and completion of all graduation requirements.
- The American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) certification
examination in Psychiatry is given once a year, in the fall. The resident
must graduate by September 15 in order to take the ABPN examination in the
same calendar year. Extending residency beyond September 15 will result in
a delay in the resident's ability to take the examination until the
following calendar year.
- Leaves of absence and part-time status must be approved by the program
director. The program strongly encourages any resident planning or requesting
a leave of absence to notify the program director as far in advance
as possible, in order to facilitate planning and ensure that he/she
will be able to meet all residency graduation requirements in a timely
(Approved by the RESC on January 28, 2015.)
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