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    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)
      • Neuropsychiatry
      • 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