Department of Psychiatry

Curriculum


  • PGY-1: Four-months acute inpatient psychiatry at Truman Behavioral Health; two-months inpatient psychiatry at Center for Behavioral Medicine; two-months family medicine at Truman Medical Center-Lakewood, two-months internal medicine caring for psychiatric patients at Center for Behavioral Medicine and Truman Behavioral Health; and two-months neurology.
  • PGY-2: Four-months inpatient psychiatry at Center for Behavioral Medicine; Four-months consultation-liaison psychiatry at Truman Medical Center; two-months geriatric psychiatry at Truman Medical Center-Lakewood; and two-months outpatient psychiatry at Truman Behavioral Health
  • PGY-3: Twelve-months outpatient psychiatry, including psychotherapy, adult and child community psychiatry, medication management, addiction psychiatry and continuity clinics at Truman Medical Center Behavioral Health.
  • PGY-4: Six-months required rotations which may include: inpatient psychiatry at Center for Behavioral Medicine and at Truman Behavioral Health, administrative psychiatry at Center for Behavioral Medicine and Truman Behavioral Medicine, or consultation-liaison psychiatry at Truman Medical Center; and six-month electives.

There are at least five hours of didactic learning sessions per week, in addition to a bi-weekly case conference, and Grand Rounds.

Residents gain teaching experience by teaching medical students and by presenting Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds.

All residents are required to complete a research project or other scholarly activity by the end of their senior year and present this at Grand Rounds.

The Department of Psychiatry has partnered with the Health Science Library at the School of Medicine to ensure universal access by faculty members and residents to a wide collection of journals and texts on-line.

Residents participate in a monthly meeting of the residents’ association and a monthly group meeting with the program director. Individual performance reviews and education planning sessions with the program director occur at least twice a year.