Residency Program in Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine


PGY-1 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 PGY-1 are based in Greenville, either at Vidant Medical Center, Brody School of Medicine at ECU Clinics or affiliated programs.

Core Clinical Rotations in PGY-1

  • 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 PGY-1

Teaching in PGY-1 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