Graduate Medical Education

Curriculum

Psychiatry

Our curriculum is designed to prepare our graduates to begin to be able to practice independently in all fields of psychiatry or provide a firm base for further fellowship training. They will complete their non-psychiatry core rotations at the Anderson Campus where an integrative approach to medicine and collaboration with other trainees begins day one. The inpatient rotations in psychiatry will be on a variety of inpatient services with exposure to all of our core faculty. While on geropsychiatry they will have the opportunity to see and perform ECT under direct supervision. Also as part of our initiative to give residents training in all avenues of care, during their consultation-liaison rotations they can gain experience in tele-psychiatry. During PGY 3 year they will rotate in a primary clinic providing collaborative care as well as have their independent outpatient experience. As a PGY 4 they will rotate as inpatient chiefs and have opportunity for electives as they transition to independent practice.

We will allow for 2 residents a year fast track to child and adolescent fellowship as long as they are meeting their appropriate milestones and are approved by the CCC.

Sample schedule is below:

    • 4 blocks of inpatient psychiatry at St Luke’s Sacred Heart and Quakertown
    • 3 blocks of ED crisis at St Luke’s Anderson
    • 3 blocks Internal medicine at St Luke’s Anderson
    • 2 blocks of neurology
    • 1 block of emergency medicine at St Luke’s Anderson
    • 2 blocks Geropsychiatry at St Luke’s Sacred Heart
    • 3 blocks inpatient at St Luke’s Sacred Heart
    • 2 blocks Addiction medicine
    • 2 blocks child and adolescent psychiatry at Kids Peace
    • 1 block ED crisis at St Luke’s Anderson
    • 3 blocks Consultation –Liaison psychiatry at St Luke’s Anderson
  • All 13 blocks are outpatient care with 1 day a week at an FQHC providing collaborative, integrated care.


    • 5 blocks of continuous outpatient
    • 3 blocks as inpatient chief resident
    • 1 block somatic therapy rotation (ECT/TMS)
    • 4 blocks of electives