Combined Family Medicine/Psychiatry Didactics

Didactics for the combined trained resident follow the categorical family medicine and psychiatry programs.  Categorical didactics consist of the following:

All residents attend the didactics for the rotation to which they are assigned (family medicine or psychiatry).  Family medicine didactics occur one afternoon a week with all family medicine residents and repeat topics approximately every 18 months.  Topics are broad-based, with information critical for family physicians, including topics on organ systems (cardiology, nephrology, gastroenterology), management of gynecologic/obstetric problems, sports medicine/orthopedics, social issues related to advocacy and community activism, as well as physician wellness and Balint groups.  Psychiatry didactics are different by class and occur one afternoon per week.  Psychiatry didactics are seminar-based and include topics on psychopharmacology, psychotherapy, trauma-informed care, cultural psychiatry, community psychiatry, advocacy, and professional development.

During the year-long psychiatry continuity rotation, the combined resident is exposed to topics such as cognitive therapy, cultural psychiatry, ethics, psychotherapy structure of the mind, psychotherapy supervision, behavioral therapy, geriatrics, psychodynamics of personality disorders, attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder, pervasive developmental disorders, advanced psychopharmacology, self- psychology, psychoanalytic psychotherapy, child psychiatry seminars, and adult and child case conferences.

Over five years of training, the combined resident is able to capture the majority of educational experiences offered throughout the full three and four year regular curriculums in family medicine and psychiatry respectively.