There are additional required didactics for each PG year that are not listed below. The service or rotation to which a resident is assigned provides a schedule of the additional requirements.

Didactics Required for All Post Graduate Year Residents

  • Department Grand Rounds (Presentation required prior to program completion)
  • Crisis Prevention/Intervention Training
  • GME Dean’s Lecture Series
  • PRITE Review Course
  • Faculty/Resident Journal Club
  • Elective
  • Psychiatry Residents Association (PRA)
  • Schwartz Rounds
  • Clinical Skills Course (Optional for PGY III & IV Residents)

Required Didactics Specific to Each Post Graduate Year


  • New Resident Orientation: General Overview
  • Intro to Call
  • Teaching to Teach
  • Intro to Interviewing
  • Chief Resident Rounds
  • Intro to Psychotherapy, Part I and II
  • Neuropsychiatry I
  • Clinical Skills Course
  • Oral Board Vignettes Course
  • History of Psychiatry Take Home Examination


  • Synopsis of Psychiatry Reading Course
  • Intro to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Evidence Based Psy & Research Methodology
  • Intro to Research (Tea & Cookies)
  • Intro to Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • Clinical Skills Course
  • Oral Board Vignettes Course


  • Psychopharmacology Review
  • Advanced Psychodynamic Concepts
  • Multimodalities of Psychotherapy
  • Neuropsychiatry II
  • Advanced Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Brief Therapy
  • Oral Board Vignettes Course


  • Board Review
  • Transition to Practice