Fourth Year Psychiatry Trainees
The fourth year of psychiatric training at NMCP continues the resident’s outpatient experience, while reducing the number of patients on each resident’s panel to allow for other experiences within psychiatry. Residents will rotate at the Hampton VA Medical Center in the walk-in clinic, where they gain further experience working with non-active duty populations. The also rotate with the Geriatric Service at the VA medical center, working in a Medical Home setting and with patients with chronic, co-morbid medical and psychiatric conditions. At the Norfolk Community Services Board, our residents gain further experience with patients suffering from severe and persistent mental illness, and they gain further experience with patient’s suffering from substance use disorders at the Hampton VA’s substance use treatment program. Residents will complete a sub-attending month on either the inpatient or consultative service, gaining experience leading a team of residents and other trainees. The final required rotation is an operational month, where residents can rotate with one of the clinicians embedded with the Naval Special Warfare, submarine, or surface warfare communities in Hampton Roads. Residents have three months of elective rotations, where they craft an experience tailored to their specific interests in psychiatry.
All psychiatry resident years 2 through 4 take 24-hour call to cover the inpatient services on the weekdays and weekends.
Didactics are protected time, occurring in a weekly block on Thursday mornings, with a range of classes taught by psychiatry and psychology faculty.
Example Psychiatry Fourth Year Resident Rotation Schedule