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Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
Residency Program in Psychiatric Medicine

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While residents are still learners themselves, we expect them to serve as teachers and mentors to medical students. We believe that teaching assists in solidification of one’s own knowledge base and resident teaching helps attract medical students to the field of psychiatry. PGY1 and PGY2 residents have opportunities to teach third and fourth year medical students at the bedside and on rounds. They receive instruction in the skills needed to be teachers early in the PGY-1 year. PGY-3 and 4 residents teach in the first and second years of the medical school curriculum and serve as small group co-leaders with faculty members. Additionally, they are joined by 3rd year medical students in our Outpatient Clinic and they take responsibility for much of the teaching efforts in that clinic.