Didactics & Seminars Introduction

While seeing patients and practicing medicine is a critical part of residency training, organized didactics and seminars are also critical for the development of the young psychiatrist. These formats allow the resident to obtain a deeper understanding of the scientific foundation of our field, current developments, and the likely path that we will be walking in the future.

Our program’s didactic training can be divided into four main groups. The first group includes the routine Grand Rounds, general resident lecture series, and M&M Conferences that most programs provide their residents. The second group is comprised of specific summer series that prepare a specific resident cohort for the upcoming year. The third group -- advanced resident lectures and Research Conference -- is designed for PGY3s and 4s and allows them to delve into subjects in much more detail. Finally, the fourth group involves rotation specific lectures and conferences.