Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine

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     Distinguishing Features of Our Program

· An on-call system of reasonable frequency with no overnight call in the PGY 1 psychiatry rotations.

· 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 1 year permits, at most, only three consecutive months away
  from psychiatry.

· Neurology rotations are split between the PGY 1 and PGY 4 years to allow an introduction to neurology
  and a review prior to ABPN boards.

· One month of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry during the PGY 1 year allows for early exposure for
  those interested in or eager to learn more about the field.

· The Experiential Group offers PGY 1 & 2 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.

· 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.
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