Psychiatry Residency Program
Rotations and Call
Resident Year I:
- Medicine: 3 months + 1 month adolescent medicine. The medicine rotations are all California Pacific residency teaching services that are committed to resident education.
- Neurology: 2 months; 1 month at Highland Hospital and 1 month at CPMC. One month (Highland) is a combination of consult and outpatient work with a broad spectrum of neuropathology. The month at CPMC emphasizes stroke management.
- Psychiatry: 6 months on the CPMC adult inpatient service treating a broad range of acute psychopathology and management of emergency psychiatric issues.
- Call: Limited night float on some rotations.
Resident Year II:
- Adult Inpatient Psychiatry: 6 months
- General psychosomatic medicine: 3 months
- Sub-Specialty Psychiatry: 3 months
- Child psychiatry (CPMC Child Development Center)
- Geriatric-focused psychosomatic medicine
- Addiction-focused psychosomatic medicine
- Call: 4 times per month
Resident Year III:
- Adult Outpatient Psychiatry: California Pacific (12 months)
Includes in-depth training in evaluation, differential treatment formulation, psychopharmacology (including faculty lead medication clinic), psychotherapy (dynamic, CBT, individual, brief couples/family, group) and Child/Adolescent psychiatry (psychotherapy and pharmacotherapy).
- Call: 2 times per month
Resident Year IV:
- Chief Resident: 6 months (2 residents/year)
- Outpatient Psychiatry: All residents, 25% time
- Multiple elective opportunities throughout the year: Community Psychiatry (both adult and child) Addictions, Geriatric psychiatry, Forensics, Women’s Health, Liaison (Oncology, OB/GYN).
- Research: Individually arranged - depends on specific interests and level of commitment
- Many special focus areas are available in the San Francisco Bay Area.
- Call: Phone back up only for PGY1-3 residents