Psychiatry Residency: Didactics

Conference Overview and Research Opportunities

Didactic Opportunities

Psychiatry residents enjoy a weekly half-day of protected time for didactics, including departmental lectures and conferences. We expect residents to be onsite and engaged in educational activities during this period, even if no formal meetings are scheduled.

In addition, ample opportunities exist at both HCMC and Regions Hospital for clinical research and quality improvement projects. Both organizations operate separate, nonprofit research foundations: the Minnesota Medical Research Foundation (MMRF), and the HealthPartners Institute for Education and Research.

PGY-1 Didactic Program

  • ABC's of Psychiatry for Inpatient
  • Directors Rounds
  • History of Psychiatry
  • Independent Study/ Journal Club
  • Introduction to Quality Improvement
  • Inpatient Case Conference
  • Presentation skills/Public Speaking
  • Psychiatry Residency In-Training Exam (PRITE) preparation
  • Religion & Spirituality
  • Review of the DSM-5
  • Statistics and Research Methods

PGY-2 Didactic Program

  • ABC’s of Psychiatry for Outpatient
  • CBT – Brief & Supportive Psychotherapy
  • Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Therapy Skills
  • Child Psychiatry Seminar
  • Child Psychopathology
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Community Psychiatry
  • Directors Rounds
  • Introduction to Psychotherapy
  • Psychoanalytic Seminar
  • Psychopharmacology II
  • Psychodynamics & Psychotherapy

PGY-3 Didactics

  • Directors Rounds
  • Geriatric Psychiatry
  • Psychopharmacology II
  • Psychodynamic Psychotherapy
  • Psychoanalytic Case Conference

Combined PGY-2/PGY-3 Didactic Program

  • Addiction Psychiatry
  • Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry
  • Emergency Psychiatry
  • Evidence-based Medicine and Medical Literature Analysis
  • Forensic Psychiatry
  • Marriage & Family Therapy
  • Neuroscience
  • Perinatal Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry Residency In-Training Exam (PRITE) preparation
  • Psychological & Neuropsychiatry Assessment
  • Religion & Spiritually II

PGY-4 Didactic Program

  • Administrative Psychiatry/Transition to Practice
  • Advanced Psychoanalytic
  • Advanced Psychopharmacology
  • Evidence-based Medicine and Medical Literature Analysis
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Human Sexuality
  • Psychiatry Residency In-Training Exam (PRITE) preparation