Clinical activities include experience working collaboratively with physicians and care teams in a variety of settings including: Adult Psychiatry Inpatient Service, pediatric services, neurology services, emergency and acute care settings, psychiatry consultation-liaison services, psychiatric evaluation team for transplant services, and The Outpatient Mental Health Clinic. Collaboration with peers is encouraged throughout CPMC with pre-doctoral and post-doctoral psychology fellows and interns embedded in the Mental Health Clinic.
PGY-1 residents spend three months in adult medicine (CPMC and the San Francisco Free Clinic) and one month in adolescent medicine (UCSF), two months in Neurology (CPMC and Highland Hospital), and six months in Adult Inpatient Psychiatry.
PGY-2 residents participate in three months of Adult Inpatient Psychiatry, three months in Emergency Department Consult Psychiatry, and six months in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry in two unique settings at our four campuses. In coordination with psychotherapy training, residents begin clinical work in the outpatient clinic.
PGY-3 residents focus on outpatient psychiatry including adult, child and adolescent. There is extensive training in psychotherapy based on dynamic, CBT and brief treatments. Residents spend three months working in outpatient child psychiatry (CPMC Child Development Center) and Child and Adolescent Consultation Liaison Service. One day a week, PGY-3 residents spend the day working with an expert mentor in psychiatric geriatric care, forensic psychiatry, addiction psychiatry or collaborative care. These rotations take place at CPMC Ray Dolby Brain Health Center, San Quentin Prison, Healthright 360 and CPMC's 899 Valencia Primary Care Clinic.
PGY-4 residents continue their outpatient work and have the opportunity to hone their skills in the hospital setting. Outpatient residency chief, Ambulatory chief and Consultation-Liaison chief are roles residents have learned from in the past years. Residents have chosen electives such as tele psychiatry at San Quentin Prison, geriatric psychiatry at The San Francisco Jewish Home, outpatient psychiatry at Healthright 360's Lyon-Martin Health Services, Electroconvulsive Therapy Training and collaborative care training in a Maori outpatient clinic.
In addition, residents participate in the teaching of third-year medical students from Dartmouth University throughout the year.