PGY-3 Goals and Objectives

The Resident will:

  • Develop a leadership role in the outpatient clinic setting, with increased numbers of diagnostic evaluations as well as consultation to non-M.D. clinicians, increased teaching and supervision of medical students, and supervision of junior psychiatry residents taking call.
  • Develop an understanding of the diagnostic assessment and ongoing treatment of a wide variety of psychiatric disorders seen in the outpatient clinic, including disorders of mood and anxiety, attention, addiction, memory and aging, neuropsychiatry, personality, and medical/psychiatric disorders including transplant psychiatry and psychooncology.  Residents may elect to rotate at the University of Chicago Student Health Clinic.
  • Continue to study psychotherapeutic theories to include short-term dynamic, cognitive, behavioral, and interpersonal models and their applications to patients with particular diagnoses.  Residents will continue to see patients in ongoing therapy with treatment planning based on the patients’ needs and abilities.  Residents will treat several patients with CBT, run at least one brief or long-term psychotherapy group, treat a number of patients in long term psychodynamic psychotherapy, and learn to evaluate families for treatment.
  • Develop the basic knowledge and skills for diagnostic evaluations and treatment planning in a closely supervised child outpatient clinic.  Residents will join in the ongoing care of children and adolescents for one year.  The resident will expand knowledge of diagnostic evaluations to include the multidisciplinary diagnosis of toddlers, and school-age children and adolescents in the context of their families.
  • Develop familiarity with clinical and research interviews, rating scales, and psychological testing used in outpatient child and adolescent clinics.  Residents may elect to take additional Child and Adolescent training in their PGY-4 year.
  • Develop and begin to execute a research project with a faculty mentor, often within the mentor’s research team.
  • Develop an in depth understanding of the scientific principles of clinical psychiatry and research, through critical study and evaluation of papers in such courses as the PGY-3 Psychopharmacology Conference, and critical presentations of scientific papers at Journal Club..
  • Perform a forensic evaluation under supervision, and write up a full forensic report.  This may occur in PGY-3 or PGY-4.