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Curriculum & Academics

Clinical Curriculum

PGY-1

  • Family Medicine – 4 weeks
  • Pediatrics – 4 weeks
  • Psychiatry – 12 weeks (includes 4 weeks of Emergency Psychiatry)
  • Emergency Medicine – 4 weeks
  • Internal Medicine – 4 weeks
  • Neurology – 8 weeks
  • Selectives – 12 weeks
  • Electives – 4 weeks

PGY 2 (junior residency)

  • General Inpatient and Outpatient Psychiatry (13 blocks) (break down = 6 months Outpatient, and 6 months Inpatient)

PGY 3 (junior residency)

  • Child/Adolescent Psychiatry (6 months)
  • Geriatrics Psychiatry (6 months)

PGY 4 (senior residency)

12 months total that provide complex care to the expected volume and variety of ADULT patients in General Psychiatric Practice. These 13 blocks of providing complex care must include:

  • Supervised experience in Consultation and Liaison Psychiatry (3-6 blocks)
  • Collaborative/Shared Care with Family Physicians, specialists, and any other mental health professionals (2 blocks)
  • Supervised experience in the care of patients with severe and persistent mental illness (SPMI) (3-6 blocks)
  • Supervised experience in the care of patients in Addictions-Psychiatry (3-6 blocks)

PGY 5

Selectives (6-7 blocks): Child and Adolescent, Geriatrics, Forensics, Research, Psychotherapies, Development Disabilities, Addictions, Rural and Remote Psychiatry. Six months of selective in Psychiatry: preferably one content area, but may be comprised of two content areas with experience of no less than three months each.

Electives (6-7 blocks): Research in psychiatry, Internal Medicine, Neurology, and or any other branch of medicine related to Psychiatry. More than one practice area may be chosen but the duration of any experience must not be less than 2 months each.


Psychotherapy Training

During the PGY2-5 years residents will be provided with training in CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy), Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Interpersonal Therapy, Supportive Psychotherapy, Crisis Intervention, Family Therapy, Dialectic Behaviour Therapy, Motivational Interviewing, and Group Therapy.


Academics

Academic half day sessions occur weekly throughout the year during protected time from clinical duties in the PGY1 year and full day in PGY2-5 years. Residents will also have the opportunity to participate in local community educational rounds, presentations, journal clubs and rounds through the Ontario Telemedicine Network when stationed outside their main training site.


Research

Residents are expected to present a research project or a scholarly activity during their residency. Expert guidance and funding for research will be available through the faculty members.