Rotation Diagram

University of Chicago -- Block Diagrams of Clinical Rotations


6 months Medicine and Neurology (all at U of C)

6 months Psychiatry

2 months Adult Neurology or 
1 month each Adult and Pediatric Neurology

2 months Consult Liaison Psychiatry, U of C

2 months Inpatient Medicine

2 months Inpatient Psychiatry,
U of C Service at Ingalls Hospital

1 month Emergency Medicine (Adult or Peds)

1 month Consult Medicine or 1 month Inpatient Pediatrics

2 months Inpatient Psychiatry, NorthShore University Health System Evanston



4 Months

2 Months

2 Months

2 Months

2 Months

2 months Inpatient Psychiatry NorthShore University Health System Evanston

2 months Inpatient Psychiatry U of C Service at Ingalls Hospital

Chemical Dependency Inpatient

Emergency Psychiatry
U of C

Community Psychiatry--NorthShore Clinic, Thresholds Assertive Community Treatment Team, and U of C Population Mgmt

2 months Consult Liaison Psychiatry U of C

6 Months U of C MAC Chronic Care Clinics, plus 2-3 individual psychotherapy outpatients for the year
PGY-1 and -2 ON CALL—cover Adult and Child ER and CL Services


12 Months U of C Outpatient Clinics

12 Months Adult General Clinics

12 Months Child Psychiatry Clinics

 6 months Required Clinics

  •   Geriatrics
  •   One Med/ Psych Clinic
       * General Med / Psych
       * Transplant
       * Psycho-oncology

 6 months Elective Specialty Clinics

  • Neuropsychiatry
  • Personality Disorders
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Addictions
  • Refractory Affective Disorders
  • Student Counseling
  • Memory Clinic
  • Women's Mental Health
  • 8 hours weekly of ongoing psychotherapy patients including CBT, psychodynamic, supportive psychotherapy, and group therapy, plus 2.5 hours of individual supervision.
  • PGY-3 or PGY-4, evaluate and write up one forensic case under faculty supervision
  • Optional Research Track--do 4 clinics/6 month block instead of 5 clinics, use the extra half-day for research for the year, and do an additional clinic in PGY-4.


12 Months

Required:  Administrative Psychiatry Experience
Chief Residency – Overall Chief at U of C, Service Chiefs on Inpatient Units (NorthShore or Ingalls), Consultation Liaison, Emergency Psychiatry, Outpatient Clinics

Required:  Research in Psychiatry
Research project in clinical or basic science with Department Faculty with a presentation of the research to the Department
Elective:  Resident may spend up to 75% time doing research

Required:  Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT) rotation
Participate for 1-2 months in pre-ECT evaluations and 3x/wk treatments
Elective:  3 month rotation on ECT service to gain eligibility for certification in ECT competency upon graduation

Elective:  Outpatient Psychiatry
½ day or more per week in clinic, and 8-10 hours a week of ongoing psychotherapy with supervision, may see 2-3 patients 2-3 times per week in intensive psychodynamic psychotherapy as part of the Intensive Sequence Course

Other Electives:
Student Counseling Service at the U of C
Rotations in Sleep Medicine, Geriatric Medicine, Pain Clinics at the U of C
Women’s Mental Health
Forensic Psychiatry
Other electives may be arranged in consultation with the Program Director and an individual Faculty members

Elective Institutional Fellowships:

  1. MERITS Fellowship (Medical Education Research, Innovation, Teaching and Scholarship) focusing on research in medical education, taught by medical educators throughout the University of Chicago Medicine, with a research project
  2. MacLean Center for Medical Ethics summer readings in medical ethics, weekly ethics conferences throughout the year, 1-2 months on the Ethics Consult Service at the U of C, with a research project