First Year Psychiatry Trainees
The first year of psychiatry training at NMCP includes psychiatry, neurology and primary care/medicine rotations. A robust experience in primary care, medicine, emergency medicine and neurology is essential to your training as a psychiatrist. Our interns experience in the Emergency Medicine Department, the inpatient medical service, and the family practice clinic, gaining exposure to the serious and acute as well as the chronic and less severe.
The neurology service at NMCP is well known for its dedication to teaching, and there are residents are also afforded the opportunity of learning on the inpatient and outpatient settings. The psychiatry experience in the first year includes two months on the inpatient mental health ward, one month on our combined emergency and consultation-liaison team, and one month in the residential substance use rehab program.
We also have a rotation with our outpatient child and adolescent department. Interns have two elective rotations of their choosing, allowing them the freedom to have an early diversified clinical experience as physicians. Throughout the year, interns rotate in the medication management clinic, caring for patients in the outpatient setting. By the end of the year interns are well versed in the range of treatment programs offered at NMCP and ready to take on the leadership demands of the second year resident.
First year residents take 12-hour call on the weekends on the inpatient and emergency services while they are rotating on psychiatry rotations.
Didactics are coordinated by a fourth year psychiatry resident who is selected for their ability and interest in resident education. First year residents are paired with a fourth year resident for mentoring and global supervision.
Example Psychiatry Intern Rotation Schedule