Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine

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     Distinguishing Features of Our Program


The Medical College of Wisconsin is also home to fellowships in Child and Adolescent, Geriatrics, Forensics, Psychosomatics, and Addictions.  In addition, fellowships are available to Psychiatry Graduates in Sleep Medicine and Palliative Care

Three month blocks in the PGY I year permits, at most, only three consecutive months away from psychiatry

Neurology rotations are split between the PGY I and PGY IV years to allow an introduction to neurology and a review prior to ABPN boards

One month of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry during the PGY I year allows for early exposure for those interested in or eager to learn more about the field

The Experiential Group offers PGY I & II residents a supportive forum to develop class cohesiveness and draw from mutual experiences

Psychiatric Crisis Service (PCS) is a unique psychiatric emergency room setting at the Milwaukee County Behavioral Health Division where residents learn to effectively manage high acuity patients and psychiatric emergencies

Four months of required medicine rotations include one month Family Medicine, one month Emergency Medicine, one month Internal Medicine, and one month Outpatient Medicine  

93% of residents in the 2013 ACGME survey rated the overall evaluation of the program as “very positive” or “positive”.

Faculty includes psychoanalysts and experts in cognitive and behavioral therapy (CBT) as part of our unique separate psychotherapy training program

Elective research opportunities in a department that is ranked 22nd nationally among medical school psychiatry departments receiving NIMH funding

Starting outpatient rotations in the second year allows residents to treat outpatients continuously over three years

Maximum of nine months of required adult inpatient rotations frees much of the PGY IV year for electives

Multiplicity of training sites, including a Veterans Affairs Medical Center, County mental health facility, and private hospitals offers access to diverse patient populations and a well-rounded training experience  preparing residents for any career

Access to the Chairman and senior faculty through journal clubs and seminars

Opportunity to teach medical students on clinical rotations and didactics

An on-call system of reasonable frequency with no overnight call in the PGY I psychiatry rotations
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