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Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences ~ Internal Medicine & Psychiatry Residency ~ Rotations by Year

Med/Psych is a five-year residency program in which residents complete half of their time (30 months) on Psychiatry and half (30 months) on Internal Medicine. On average, residents will spend six months in one field then rotate to the other field for six months, with a few exceptions. Residents will complete 12 months of consecutive psychotherapy during part of their fourth and fifth years. The below is a sample five-year schedule.

YEAR

PSYCHIATRY

INTERNAL MEDICINE

 

PGY1

4 mo Adult Inpatient Psychiatry

3 mo Med Wards
1 mo ICU
1 mo ED
1 mo Electives
2 mo Ambulatory

 

PGY2

3 mo Adult Inpatient Psychiatry
1 mo Substance Abuse Outpatient
1 mo Geriatric Psychiatry Inpatient
1 mo Neurology Inpatient

3 mo Med Wards
1 mo ICU or CCU
1 mo Electives
1 mo Ambulatory

 

PGY3

2 mo Child Psych Inpatient
2 mo Consult-Liaison
2 mo Adult Inpatient Psychiatry

2 mo Med Wards
1 mo ICU
2 mo Electives
1 mo Ambulatory

 

PGY4

6 mo Outpatient Psych

2 mo Med Wards
1 mo ICU or CCU
2 mo Electives
1 mo Ambulatory

 

PGY5

6 mo Outpatient Psych
2 mo Electives / Research

1 mo Elective / Research/ Wards
1 mo Ambulatory

 

Internal Medicine Core Curriculum:Core rotations covered during the elective time during residency include Cardiology, Gastroenterology, Nephrology, Oncology and Pulmonary Disease.   Anesthesia, Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, Bone Marrow Transplant, Neurocritical care, and Hepatology electives are also available.

 
A Sample Intern Schedule
MONTH SPECIALTY ROTATION
Weeks 1-4 MEDICINE

2 weeks Stroke Service, Tulane Hospital
2 weeks Hematology/Oncology, Tulane Hospital

Week 5 MEDICINE +1 clinic week
Weeks 6-9 MEDICINE Medicine wards, University Medical Center
Week 10 MEDICINE +1 clinic week
Weeks 11-14 MEDICINE Medicine Wards, Veteran's Affairs Service at Tulane
Week 15 MEDICINE +1 clinic week
Weeks 16-19 MEDICINE CCU, Tulane Hospital
Week 20

MEDICINE

+1 clinic week

Weeks 21-24

MEDICINE

2 weeks Gastroenterology Elective

2 weeks Infectious Disease Elective

Week 25

MEDICINE

+1 clinic week

Weeks 26-29

MEDICINE

ICU, Tulane Hospital

Week 30

MEDICINE

+1 week

Weeks 31-34

MEDICINE

2 weeks Phoenix

2 weeks Orion

Week 35

MEDICINE

+1 week

Weeks 36 - 39

PSYCHIATRY

Inpatient Psychiatry, Northlake Hospital

Weeks 40 - 43

PSYCHIATRY

Inpatient Psychiatry, Northlake Hospital

Weeks 44 - 47

PSYCHIATRY

Inpatient Psychiatry, University Medical Center

Weeks 48 - 52

PSYCHIATRY

Substance Abuse, VA

*The medicine residency program has a "4+1" schedule which entails 4 weeks of wards or electives followed by 1 week of clinic. This allows residents to be fully devoted to their inpatient activities when they are on wards and fully devoted to outpatient activities during their clinic weeks.