Educational Experience

Psychiatry Residency Program

Please note that Memorial Healthcare System does not allow for away rotations. We require 100% of your training to occur at Memorial, with almost no exception.

Rotation Schedule

Each academic year is divided into 13, four-week blocks.


  • Internal medicine (4 blocks)
  • Neurology (2 blocks)
  • Inpatient Psychiatry (4 blocks)
  • Emergency Department Psychiatry (2 blocks)


  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (2 blocks)
  • Geriatric Psychiatry (2 blocks)
  • Addiction Psychiatry (2 blocks)
  • Inpatient Psychiatry (4 blocks)
  • Emergency Department Psychiatry (2 blocks)


  • Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry (3 blocks)
  • Community Psychiatry (1 block)
  • Inpatient Psychiatry (2 blocks)
  • Outpatient Psychiatry (6 blocks)


  • Outpatient Psychiatry (8 blocks)
  • Elective Rotations (4 blocks)

Workshops and Didactics

Residents are provided with a four hour half day of protected didactic time every Wednesday from 1 pm to 5 pm. The didactic curriculum consists of several threads that span the PGY1 and PGY2 (Junior) curriculum with more advanced topics being introduced in the PGY3 and PGY4 (senior) curriculum. Learning sessions consist of small group discussion, lectures, interactive workshops, and case based learning.

  • Advanced Clinical Neuroscience
  • Addiction Psychiatry
  • Career Development
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Community Psychiatry
  • Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry
  • Diversity, Equality, and Cultural Psychiatry
  • ECT & Other Somatic Therapies
  • Emergency Psychiatry
  • Forensic Psychiatry
  • Geriatric Psychiatry
  • History of Psychiatry
  • Integrative Psychiatry
  • Interviewing Technique/Clinical Skills and Reasoning
  • LGBT+ Psychiatry
  • Neurology Review Course
  • Pharmacology
  • Women’s Mental Health

In addition to weekly didactics, residents participate in monthly case conferences and journal clubs to allow residents to enhance skills needed for scholarly inquiry. Residents also participate in documentary, podcast, and book club discussions where we explore out conceptualizations of mental health and illness.