Rotation Schedule

PGY 1 Residents
This is a transitional year during which residents rotate in neurology, inpatient medicine and family medicine. Rotations also include inpatient and geriatric psychiatry training at the Atlanta Veterans Health Care Systems. Residents are introduced to patient safety and quality improvement curriculum and ACGME core competency expectations. 

Year 1
2 months 2 months 2 months 6 months
Internal Medicine Family Medicine Neurology Inpatient Psychiatry - 80%
Geriatric Psychiatry - 20%

PGY 2 Residents
This year provides training and experience in outpatient community psychiatry. Experiences in child and adolescent psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, psychosocial rehabilitation and community outreach services are included. Residents participate in patient safety and quality improvement activities/projects and begin work within the different psychotherapy competencies. 

Year 2
12 months

Assertive Community Treatment

Intake Substance Abuse Groups

Momentum Clinic

Infectious Disease Program (IDP)

Psych OB

Psychosocial Rehab (PSR)

Child Psychiatry

General Adult Outpatient

PGY 3 Residents
Residents will complete an emergency psychiatry rotation, consultation-liaison rotation, forensic rotation, adult inpatient rotation with the severe and persistently mentally ill at the state hospital, inpatient child and adolescent rotation, and a substance abuse-trauma recovery rotation. Residents will continue care for long term supervised psychotherapy cases and patient safety/quality improvement projects.

Clinical Assessment/Psychotherapy – 50%  

Year 3
3 months 3 months 2 months 1 months 3 months
Consultation/Liaison Psychiatry

In-patient Psychiatry

(2 months)

Forensic Rotation

(1 month)

ER Psych Child Outpatient Psychiatry
Trauma Recovery Program – 50%
Substance Abuse Program – 50%

PGY-4 Residents
Residents in their fourth year of training will complete a psychotherapy rotation at the Atlanta VA/CBOC and customize the remainder of their training with elective clinical experiences.

Outpatient Psychotherapy – 10% 

Year 4
6 months 6 months
Outpatient Psychiatry – 50%
East Point CBOC/Center of Excellence

Grady Psychiatry Elective – 50%