Psychiatry Residency

Psychiatry


Research
Residents may participate in ongoing research with faculty. Additionally, residents may use their elective time for new or ongoing research. The faculty members are eager to develop research experiences for interested residents.

Program Evaluation
Psychiatry training is conducted in a state of measured flux -- residents, patients, the body of knowledge to be
mastered -- all change continuously. Regular and candid evaluation is crucial to the success of the program.
Residents and faculty at UTHSCSA formally evaluate one another on a regular basis. Clinical sites, supervision and seminars are appraised by both faculty and residents. The feedback allows studied adjustments in the program.

Residents' Program Evaluation Conference (RPEC)
A distinctive feature of the training program is the annual two day workshop and retreat organized by the residents. The housestaff meets to discuss and evaluate various aspects of the residency training program and to formulate recommendations for changes, which are later submitted to the Program Evaluation Committee. This also allows time for the residents to get to know one another outside of work as well as support team building and communication skills development. Another equally important function of the meeting is to create an atmosphere conducive to personal interaction and communication among residents. The Department of Psychiatry provides funding, clinical site coverage, and time off for all the residents in the training program so that they may participate in the retreat.

Education Day
The faculty and residents hold a one-half-day meeting in each year. Small groups, composed of faculty and residents, discuss program-related issues that were discussed at RPEC and consider adjustments to the program. Each small group reports to the group as a whole, allowing for further discussion.

Residents' Noon Conference
The residents have weekly conferences at which lunch is provided. During the meetings administrative issues are discussed and clarified, complaints are addressed, and special announcements are made. Case conferences and morbidity and mortality presentations by PGY3s and PGY4s are also given at these meetings.

Additional Activities Available
Professional Development Social Gatherings
  • Visiting Distinguished Professor Lectures
  • Weekly Grand Rounds Lectures
  • Annual GME PASSPORT Patient Safety and QI Day
  • Annual Department of Psychiatry Research and QI Day
  • Graduate Medical Education Committee Monthly Meetings (GMEC)
  • GMEC Sub-committee participation
  • UHS Housestaff Council
  • Medical student course curriculum and teaching participation
  • Annual Holiday Party
  • Resident Graduation Ceremony and Dinner
  • Monthly Psychiatry Movie Nights held at resident homes
  • Biannual resident picnic
  • Intern Orientation Dinner
  • Informal Resident get-togethers
  • Interview Season Dinners and Lunches with applicants