Clinical Curriculum

PGY-1

Rotation

Duration

Medicine

12 weeks (3 blocks)

Neurology (Outpatient & Inpatient)

8 weeks (2 blocks)

Emergency Medicine

4 weeks (1 block)

Inpatient Psychiatry

20 weeks (5 blocks)

Consultation Liaison Psychiatry/ Emergency Consults

4 weeks (1 block)

Vacation

4 weeks (1 block)

Total

52 weeks (13 blocks)

PGY-2

Rotation

Duration

Inpatient Psychiatry

20-24 weeks (5-6 blocks)

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry

8 weeks (2 blocks)

Geriatric Psychiatry

4-8 weeks (1-2 blocks)

Addiction Psychiatry

4 weeks (1 block)

Consultation Liaison Psychiatry/ Emergency Consults

8 weeks (2 blocks)

Vacation

4 weeks (1 block)

Total

52 weeks (13 blocks)

Required: Individual Outpatient Psychotherapy (6 blocks) in PGY-2.

PGY-3

Rotation

Duration

Outpatient Psychiatry

48 weeks (12 blocks)

Outpatient Community Psychiatry

1 day per week (12 blocks)

Vacation

4 weeks (1 block)

Total

52 weeks (13 blocks)

Required: Individual Outpatient Psychotherapy (12 blocks) and Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP) (6 blocks) in PGY-3.

PGY-4

Rotation

Duration

Outpatient Psychiatry

12 weeks (3 blocks)

Elective

12 weeks (3 blocks)

Inpatient Psychiatry

12 weeks (3 blocks)

Administrative Psychiatry/Research

4 weeks (1 block)

Consultation Liaison Psychiatry/Emergency Consults

8 weeks (2 blocks)

Vacation

4 weeks (1 block)

Total

52 weeks (13 blocks)

Required: Individual Outpatient Psychotherapy (9 blocks) in PGY-4.


1 block = 4 weeks

13 blocks = 1 year of training

Didactic Curriculum

Academic Half-Day

The AHMC Psychiatry Residency program offers protected didactic time every Tuesday morning. All Psychiatry residents are excused from clinical duties to focus on academic objectives.

Didactics topics by postgraduate year are as follows:

PGY-1 & PGY-2 (Junior Curriculum)

  • Addiction Psychiatry
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 1
  • Consultation Liaison Psychiatry 1
  • Cultural Diversity
  • Emergency Psychiatry
  • Faculty Development and Teaching Skills Training
  • Forensic Psychiatry - Introduction to Legal and Ethical Concepts in Psychiatry
  • Geriatric Psychiatry
  • History of Psychiatry
  • Introduction to DSM 5
  • Introduction to Psychiatric Interviewing and Simulation
  • Introduction to Psychopharmacology
  • Introduction to Quality Improvement and Patient Safety
  • Introduction to Research
  • Neurology for Psychiatry
  • Neuromodulation and TMS Certification
  • Professionalism
  • Psychotherapy 1
  • Reproductive Psychiatry
  • Research Review

PGY-3 & 4 (Senior Curriculum)

  • Administrative Psychiatry and Leadership Skills
  • Advanced Emergency Psychiatry
  • Advanced Psychopharmacology
  • Advanced Psychotherapy
  • Advanced Research Mentoring
  • Board Review and Preparation
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 2
  • Community Psychiatry
  • Consultation Liaison Psychiatry 2
  • Cross Cultural Psychiatry
  • ECT and Neuromodulation
  • Faculty Development and Teaching Skills Mentoring
  • Forensic Psychiatry
  • Neurology for Psychiatry
  • Psychiatric Practice/Advanced Quality Improvement and Patient Safety
  • Reproductive Psychiatry
  • Simulation Facilitation

Residents also participate in other regularly scheduled program meetings, which may include:

  • Board Review
  • Departmental Grand Rounds
  • Departmental Morbidity & Mortality Conference (M&M)/Case Conferences
  • Faculty Development Curriculum
  • Journal Club
  • PRITE Review
  • Resident Support Group
  • Shared Didactics
  • Simulation (Clinical Skills Assessment and Telehealth Practice)
  • Wellness Curriculum

Call Schedule

The teaching goal of the on-call duties is to offer the residents a supervised experience to assertively assess and address after-hours acute behavioral emergencies. This experience aims to provide clinical independence and reasoning skills to become a competent psychiatrist. The level of assignment during the calls increases with the level of training. The call system will be monitored and evaluated yearly by the faculty and residents, and approved by the Clinical Competency Committee (CCC).

PGY-1

  • Residents will take weekend calls while on Psychiatry and Neurology rotations at Aventura Hospital.
  • While on Internal Medicine and Emergency Medicine rotations, PGY-1s will follow the department call schedule of their colleagues.
  • One or two holiday coverages per year.

PGY-2

  • Residents will take weekend calls while on Psychiatry rotations at Aventura Hospital.
  • Night call availability by phone.
  • One or two holiday coverages per year.

PGY-3

  • Residents will take weekend calls while on Psychiatry rotations at Aventura Hospital.
  • 4 weeks of backup call. Residents will cover during emergent situations where resident assigned to primary call is unable to attend.
  • Training calls. PGY-3's are assigned short calls to teach and mentor junior residents.
  • One or two holiday coverages per year.

PGY-4

  • 4 weeks of backup call. Residents will cover during emergent situations where resident assigned to primary call is unable to attend.
  • Training calls. PGY-4's are assigned short calls to teach and supervise junior residents.

ACGME duty hour guidelines are enforced. More detailed information regarding our call schedule is available upon request.

Elective Possibilities

All electives will be chosen by the Resident under advisement of the Program Director

Options include:

  • *Addiction Psychiatry
  • Administrative Psychiatry
  • *Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Community Psychiatry (CP)
  • Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry (C-L)
  • Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
  • Geriatric Psychiatry
  • Hospice and Palliative Care Medicine
  • Intensive Outpatient Program (IOP)
  • Neurology
  • Outpatient Psychiatry (OP)
  • Pain Medicine
  • *Pediatrics
  • Research

*off-site electives