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Resident Life: Didactics

The UW Psychiatry residency program offers protected didactics one half-day per week on Thursdays and periodic Departmental Grand Rounds (roughly once per month) during the academic year.  Harborview, University of Washington, and the VA provide the opportunity to participate in weekly journal clubs and resident-led educational activities..

PGY-1 Didactics

  • Psychiatric interviewing
  • Introduction to emergency psychiatry
  • Diagnosis and treatment of DSM-V disorders
  • Introduction to psychopharmacology
  • Introduction to psychotherapy
  • Teaching medical students
  • Involuntary Treatment and Systems Issues
  • History of psychiatry
  • Cross-cultural psychiatry
  • PGY-4-taught seminar series
  • Department of Medicine didactics

PGY-2 Didactics

  • In depth series on emergency psychiatry
  • In depth series on psychosis
  • In depth series on mood disorders
  • Introduction to child and adolescent psychiatry
  • In depth series on supportive psychotherapy
  • In depth series on psychodynamic psychotherapy
  • In depth series on substance use disorders
  • In depth series on cognitive behavioral therapy

PGY-3 Didactics

  • Child psychiatry and development
  • Geriatric psychiatry
  • Community psychiatry
  • Evidence-based psychiatry
  • Neuroscience
  • Ethics and Professionalism Series
  • Cross-cultural psychiatry
  • Spirituality and psychiatry
  • Group and couples therapy
  • Weekly Clinical Interaction Seminar focusing on countertransference

PGY-4 Didactics

  • Advanced psychopharmacology
  • Further exploration of psychodynamic theory
  • Journal club
  • Forensics
  • Administrative psychiatry
  • Primary care consultation
  • Teaching techniques
  • Neurology board review
  • Preparation for practice
  • Series examining different forms of psychiatry practice
  • Current issues in healthcare delivery
  • Additional special topics as determined by the group


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