There are at least five hours of didactic learning sessions per week, in addition to a bi-weekly case conferences and Grand Rounds (see below).
During didactics, faculty, pharmacists, psychoanalysts, psychologists, and staff from other disciplines cover a wide range of topics. In recent years, didactic topics have included: major DSM5 diagnoses, PRITE review sessions, psychopharmacology, Neurology, Neuropsychiatry, Cognitive neuroscience, Psychotherapy, Psychiatry & Philosophy, Psychiatry & Religion, Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, Research Methodology, etc.
There are monthly built-in Resident Wellness sessions for each class during these academic half-days. Residents also learn from Medicine and Neurology faculty during off-service rotations.
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.