Protected Thursday Didactics

The General Psychiatry Seminar Series is composed of protected Thursday didactics. All residents, except 2 (who cover ED and C/L services), are exempt from clinical duties and allowed to fully participate in the entire day.

Typical Schedule:

8am - 10am Individual Supervision
10am - 11:20am Psychotherapy focused lecture
11:30am - 12:30am Grand rounds (every other week) or Resident meeting (monthly)
1pm - 2pm Resident lead Case Conference or Morbidity/Mortality
2pm - 3:15pm Psychiatry focused lecture
3:15pm - 4:30pm Psychiatry focused lecture
4:30pm - 5pm Fitness Initiative


Additional Activities:

Besides lecture based activities, some Thursdays are also utilized as service days in which residents engage in various activities to engage patients and give back to the community. We also have a few Thursdays throughout the year dedicated to "Psychiatric Cinemia" in which we view and discuss a movie with various mental health themes.

Sample of seminar topics:

  • Evidence-Based Medicine
  • Psychopathology
  • Psychological Testing
  • Geriatric Psychiatry
  • Consult-Liaison Psychiatry
  • Forensic Psychiatry
  • Introduction to Research
  • Cross-Cultural Psychiatry
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Ethics
  • Behavioral Medicine
  • Quality Management and Psychiatry
  • Introduction to Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Introduction to Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • Electroconvulsive Therapy
  • Orientation to Psychotherapy
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Intro to Psychodynamics
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • Neuroscience and Advanced Psychopharmacology
  • ITP/Brief Therapy/Women's Issues
  • Group Therapy
  • Transition to Practice
  • Psychodynamics and Family Therapy
  • Board Preparation Review

The above are supplemented with a Core Curriculum Seminar Series which is a series of institution-wide lunchtime educational program that are presented to all departments and cover a wide variety of topics including: "The Resident as a Teacher", "Impaired Physicians", "Cultural Diversity", etc. All PGY levels can attend these offerings which are also available on-line.