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    Psychiatry Residency Program

    Each clinical rotation includes seminars, conferences and individual supervision. Through these activities, residents gain a broad perspective on theories and practice. The curriculum is steadily being refined and involves following important new growth in the field.

    The California Pacific Medical Center Department of Psychiatry maintains a highly regarded weekly Grand Rounds series. A Journal Club for residents and faculty meets regularly and focuses on research literacy. There is also a weekly lecture/discussion series, organized by the residents, that covers a broad range of psychiatric issues presented by experts in the Bay Area.

    Lectures, seminars, case conferences, tutorials, and teaching rounds are a major part of each year's program. These courses, reviewed annually by residents and faculty in the Residence Training Committee, are a highlight of the program. Psychopharmacology is taught at basic, intermediate, and advanced levels. Neuropharmacology, neuroscience, and research are increasingly integrated into the psychopharmacology sequence in a developmental way. Psychotherapy teaching includes integrative approaches, psychodynamic theory and practice, cognitive therapy, behavior therapy, time-limited dynamic psychotherapy, supportive therapy, couples and family therapy, group therapy, and psychoeducational approaches. This is a particular strength of the program.

    Important aspects of the curriculum include: basic science, ethics, cultural diversity, practical approaches to managed care, forensic psychiatry, and numerous other topics. The department has also received a national award for its innovative course on psychiatry, religion, and spirituality. The teaching environment of the Department is enriched by the presence of clerkships for medical students taking electives (primarily C/L and inpatient); training programs for psychology interns in adult psychiatry, child and family psychology, neuropsychology, inpatient psychology, and residency training programs in a number of other specialties.

    California Pacific Medical Center's Child Development Center provides a unique opportunity for learning. The Institute for Health and Healing™ offers programs linking psychiatry and complementary care medicine.

    All Residents  |  PGY-1  |  PGY-2  |  PGY-3  |  PGY-4

    Seminars

    All Residents

    • Grand Rounds
    • Topics in Psychiatry
    • Journal Club
    • Chief Rounds
    • ER Conference

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    PGY-1

    • Resident’s Group meeting
    • Intro to Psychiatry
    • Interviewing
    • Psychopharmacology
    • Intro to Psychotherapy

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    PGY-2

    • Cross Cultural Psychiatry
    • Child Psychiatry
    • Psychosomatic Medicine
    • Psychopharmacology
    • Intro to Psychotherapy

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    PGY-3

    • Group Psychotherapy
    • CBT
    • Cross Cultural Psychiatry
    • Medication Clinic
    • Brief Psychotherapy
    • Psychotherapy
    • Evaluation Conference
    • Child Psychiatry
    • Family Therapy
    • Advanced Psychopharmacology
    • Forensic Psychiatry

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    PGY-4

    • Psychotherapy of the medically ill
    • Continuous Case Conference
    • Administrative Psychiatry
    • Couples Therapy
    • Transition to Practice
    • Psychoanalytic Theory
    • Forensic Psychiatry

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