Residents at a conference

Combined Program Didactics

The Internal Medicine/Psychiatry and Family Medicine/Psychiatry residents, faculty, and students with interests in combined training meet every Monday at noon for the following: 

  • Med-Psych Residency Journal Review: Combined residents lead a critical review and discussion of a recent article at the interface of medicine and psychiatry. 
  • Resident Med-Psych ConferenceGrand rounds style combined resident presentations. Examples: ACEs and Forced Family Separation at US Border, Takutsubo Cardiomyopathy, Catatonia, Placebo/Nocebo Effect, Integrated Transgender Health, Fostering Compassion through Medical Humanities, Symbolism and Psychodynamics, and Health Effects Related to Changes in California Central Valley's Ecosystem Complex Adaptive Systems.
  • Faculty Med-Psych Conference: Faculty driven presentations on core med psych topics, integrating combined skills, and career exploration.
  • Med-Psych Residency Administrative Meeting: Faculty and residents meet monthly to provide support and discuss difficult clinical rotations, in-service exams, recruitment, program improvement, and wellbeing.

      Internal Medicine Didactics 

      While on outpatient internal medicine our residents participate in educational cohort session (approximately 8 hours of protected didactics every 6 weeks for interns and 16 hours of didactics every 8 weeks for residents). While on inpatient rotations our residents attend morning report or noon conference that is unique to each site.  

      Psychiatry Didactics 

      While on psychiatry rotations our residents participate in 4-6 hours of weekly (protected) didactics. Residents are encouraged to attend departmental grand rounds and other special visiting lecturers. 

      Residents and faculty dressed professionally and smilingProfessional Development Tracks  

      Our residents may augment their training by participating in one or more of the following professional development tracks (click to learn more): 


      Medical Education 


      Quality Improvement 

      Hospitalist Track