Department of Psychiatry


  • 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, consultation-liaison psychiatry, neurology; 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 clerkship and elective medical students and by presenting a case conference in PGY-1, 2, 3 and grand rounds
in PGY-4.

Department of Psychiatry Case Conference
Day/Time: Biweekly on Thursdays 12.00Noon to 1.00PM

The primary purpose of this conference is to discuss clinical cases together as a department.

Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds
Day/Time: Biweekly on Thursdays 8.00AM to 9.00AM

New information and specific topics relevant to Psychiatry, recent advances in psychiatric diagnosis, treatment and management are presented.

Objectives:  Apply up to date information in psychiatry and mental health through presentation of a wide-ranging series of topics. Apply practical information (and instruction) that can be applied in daily practice. Assess areas that are not ordinarily dealt with in depth by members of the profession.

All residents are required to complete a research project.

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.

Resident progress in training is evaluated every 6 months by the Clinical Competency Committee (CCC). Individual meetings with residents are held every 6 months to review progress and encourage professional development.