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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 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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