Residency Program Overview

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry | 8 weeks
Pine Rest’s 36-bed inpatient Child and Adolescent unit treats patients ages three through 17 and serves as the residency inpatient site.  Three board certified child and adolescent psychiatrists serve as teaching faculty.  In addition to experience on the inpatient unit, this rotation includes experience with adolescents who receive trauma based treatment in a locked residential facility and treatment of children in an outpatient clinic. 

Consultation/Liaison Psychiatry | 8 weeks
Residents learn from three psychiatrists who provide consultation and liaison services at area acute care hospitals.  Consulting with the referring physician and conducting evaluations of patients in acute care settings will occur under the supervision of faculty psychiatrists. 

Geriatric Psychiatry | 8 weeks
Residents will assess and treat patients on a 26-bed inpatient geriatric unit under the supervision of two psychiatrist faculty.  In addition, an outpatient experience includes assessments and management of pharmacotherapy of complex older adult cases under the supervision of a board certified gero-psychiatrist. 

Addiction Medicine | 8 weeks
The Addiction Medicine rotation includes the assessment and care of patients on a 12-bed addiction medicine unit, the provision of addiction medicine consultations on the adult psychiatric inpatient units, and experience in an outpatient addiction medicine clinic. Supervision is provided by an addiction medicine physician and a psychiatrist with addiction medicine fellowship training. 

Outpatient Psychiatry | 20 weeks
A residency outpatient clinic on Pine Rest’s main campus provides supervised experience in the assessment, pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy of adults in an outpatient setting. Supervision is provided by faculty psychiatrists and psychologists, who have experience in a variety of modalities.  This rotation continues into Year 3 for a total of 12 months and continues into Year 4 one-half day per week to allow for long-term patient care.

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