The third year is devoted entirely to outpatient care. The residents rotate through two adult clinics and one child clinic.
Adult Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic (10 months)
Service Director: Dr. Brianne Disabato
The residents spend most of their time on the rotation seeing patients at Barnes-Jewish Hospital. Patients in the clinic often are seen at other Barnes-Jewish Hospital specialty clinics, making for a multi-practice specialty clinic. Residents also see patients at BJC Behavioral Health, which is a traditional community healthcare clinic with case managers. The 10 months of training is spread out over the 12-month academic year. The main goal of the adult clinic experience is to allow the resident to improve his/her psychiatric skills and to learn to manage patients long term in an outpatient setting.
Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic (2 months)
Service Director: Dr. Anne Glowinski
In this clinic, residents learn the basics of child and adolescent psychiatry by working closely with the faculty in the Department’s Child and Adolescent division to provide care in a tertiary care outpatient setting that receives referrals from across the bi-state area. The 2-month experience is spread out over the 12-month academic year, giving the resident a longitudinal perspective of these illnesses. During this rotation, the resident learns the skills of assessing and working with families as well as with children and adolescents of all ages.