Site: Department of Medicine, Harlem Hospital Center, New York
- A required four months rotation occurring in the PGY1 year. For Residents who enter Psychiatry Residency at the PGY-2 year they would have done a full year of Medicine, Pediatrics, Family Medicine or a Transitional year.
- Faculty consist of 42 full- time Attending staff of the Department of Medicine, Columbia University, College of Physicians and Surgeons and the various sub-specialties of Medicine: Cardiology, Gastroenterology, ID, etc). Each Resident is assigned to a ward that is supervised by an Attending. The Psychiatry Residents rotate admissions with the Medicine Residents.
- Educational methods include: Clinical Attending Rounds, Noon Conferences, Monthly Morbidity and Mortality Conferences, Journal Club Meeting, Lectures and Grand Rounds. Resident’s in-service/continuing education is provided in a variety of ways, Residents spends a total of 20 hours a week in a teaching forum, Case Conferences, and Grand Rounds. They also have individual and group supervision. Faculties are always available for consultations; case loads are carefully monitored and controlled for both breadth and variety of experience.
- Each Resident has 2 hours of group supervision weekly. A case load, while on call, consist of 8 patients with an average of 3 admissions. Call is every fourth night. Psychiatry Residents are usually paired with a medical resident for a minimum of 2 months; can be as long as 4 months.