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Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
Residency Program in Psychiatric Medicine

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The PGY-1 year provides residents with an opportunity to solidify their core knowledge and skills in medicine and neurology while beginning their post-graduate education in psychiatry. Clinical sites provide comprehensive and continuous patient care experiences. Foundations for psychotherapy are laid and the practice of evidence-based medicine is encouraged.

All clinical rotations in the PGY1 year are based in Greenville, either at Vidant Medical Center, Brody School of Medicine at ECU Clinics or affiliated programs.

Core Clinical Rotations in the PGY 1 Year

  • 4 blocks of Internal Medicine, Family Medicine or Pediatrics
  • 5 blocks of Adult Inpatient Psychiatry
  • 1 block of Inpatient Neurology
  • 1 block of Outpatient Neurology
  • 1 block of Consultation/Liaison Psychiatry
  • 1 block of Addiction Psychiatry
  • 1 block of Emergency Psychiatry

Didactic Seminar Topics in the PGY-1 Year

Teaching in the PGY-1 year occurs at the bedside, in the conference room and in the lecture hall. All residents attend Grand Rounds weekly, Journal Club monthly and service specific seminars as scheduled. One afternoon a week is dedicated to the core didactic curriculum and is taught by a variety of faculty members.
  • Emergency and Consult/Liaison Psychiatry
  • Residents as Teachers
  • Psychiatry Call
  • Chief’s Rounds
  • Evidence Based Medicine
  • Growth and Development
  • Socio-Cultural Issues in Medicine
  • Evaluation and Case Conference
  • DSM-IV
  • Basic Interviewing
  • Basic Psychopharmacology and Other Somatic Therapies
  • Medicine and Psychiatry
  • Neurology
  • Ethics
  • Managed Care in the Inpatient Environment
  • Treating Special Populations
  • Fundamentals of Research