Adult Psychiatry Residency Didactics

Adult Psychiatry Residency Didactics at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center are individually tailored for each year of residency, so our residents are always learning topics relevant to their current training experiences and professional interests. During didactics, attendings cover all services, so this time is genuinely protected.

Post Graduate Year 1 (PGY-1)

Wednesday Mornings

  • PSYCH ROCKS and Psychiatry Training Crash Course
    • Systematic review of the major DSM-5 diagnostic categories
      • DSM-5 criteria and phenomenology
      • Pharmacologic treatments including special populations
      • Non-pharmacologic treatments
      • Case discussions
  • Interviewing
    • Introductory Community Psychiatry Lectures
    • Chief Resident and Program Director sessions
    • Learning to Teach

Post Graduate Year 2 (PGY-2)

Wednesday Mornings

  • Systematic review of the major DSM-5 diagnostic categories
    • DSM-5 criteria and phenomenology
    • Pharmacologic treatments including special populations
    • Non-pharmacologic treatments
  • Case Discussions
  • Consult-Liaison Psychiatry Series
  • Introduction to Group Psychotherapies
  • Electives

Post Graduate Year 3 (PGY-3)

Wednesday Mornings and Friday Mornings

  • Psychodynamic psychotherapy series
  • Community Psychiatry Topics
    • Roles of the psychiatrist
    • Collaborative care
    • Housing
    • Criminal justice system
    • Introduction to integrated care
  • Ethics
  • Forensic Psychiatry Series with Dr. Resnick
  • Neuroscience
  • Reproductive Psychiatry
  • Advocacy
  • Quality Improvement
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Series
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Group Supervision and Didactics
  • Community Adventure Field Trips
  • Electives

Post Graduate Year 4 (PGY-4)

Wednesday Mornings and Friday Mornings

  • Meet the Grand Rounds Speaker
  • Integrated Care Series
  • Psychodynamic Therapy Termination
  • Neuroscience
  • Ethics
  • Narrative Medicine
  • Advanced Community Psychiatry Topics
  • History of Psychiatry
  • Transition to Careers
  • Mock Trial/Expert Witness with Dr. Resnick
  • Electives

Residents’ Electives Options

Electives change each year as resident interests evolve. Recent topics have included:

  • Mindfulness
  • Dialectical Behavior Therapy
  • Opioids Epidemic
  • Journeys – Faculty members discuss their personal career paths
  • Pop Culture and Psychiatry
  • PRITE Review
  • Psychiatry and Literature
  • Mental Health Inequities
  • Personality, Communication and Conflict
  • Process Group
  • Montessori School
  • Interpersonal Therapy
  • Narrative Psychiatry

Special Events

  • Trauma Informed Care Seminar
  • Women’s Mental Health Day
  • Philosophy of Psychiatry
  • Family Medicine Mental Health Day

Grand Rounds

Psychiatry Grand Rounds are held every Friday morning, covering a wide range of current research and areas of interest.

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