General Psychiatry Residency Clinical Rotations
PGY-1 Resident typical schedule
- The intern year starts on June 25 each year.
- There are 13 blocks of 4-week rotations each year.
Psychiatric rotations include combinations of the following:
- Jail Psychiatric Services (JPS)
- VA inpatient psychiatry
- Addiction psychiatry
- Geriatric psychiatry
- During the psychiatry rotation interns take weekend on-site psychosomatic medicine service call from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
- The total number of call days for interns during the psychiatry rotation averages 15-20.
Non-psychiatric rotations include a combination of the following:
- Inpatient internal medicine (2 blocks) with in-house overnight call every 4 to 5 days depending on work site
- Six-day work weeks are typical on the medicine rotation.
- Outpatient ambulatory medicine at primary care clinic (1-2 blocks)
- Neurology inpatient or outpatient (2 blocks) with in-house overnight call once per week
- Monday-Friday work weeks are typical on the neurology rotation. There is no weekend call on neurology services.
PGY-2 Resident typical schedule
- The PGY-2 resident academic year is from July 1 - June 30. There are 13 blocks of 4-week rotations each year.
- The typical work week is Monday - Friday, 7:30 or 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (or later when on call). There may be some weekend day shifts as well.
PGY-2 Psychiatric rotations include a combination of the following:
- Sacramento County Mental Health Treatment Center (SCMHTC) inpatient units - inpatient psychiatry
- UC Davis Medical Center Emergency Department- emergency psychiatry
- Outpatient clinics
- Transcultural Wellnes Center - cultural psychiatry
- PGY-2 resident call averages 35 days per year, usually on weekdays.
- Virtually all call is at the SCMHTC Intake Unit and continuing overnight at home until 8:00 a.m. the following day.
- Each on-call resident covers the SCMHTC inpatient unit overnight on pager call.
PGY-3 Resident typical schedule
- The PGY-3 resident academic year is July 1 - June 30.
- The typical work week is Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
- The PGY-3 psychiatric rotation is a 12-month experience in the UC Davis Health System Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic, an Individual psychotherapy training site (adult and child).
- PGY-3 call averages 15 days per year on the psychosomatic medicine service (PSM).
- Most call is weekday home call (5:00 p.m. - 8:00 a.m.) with approximately 5 on-site weekend days (8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. on-site, then at-home 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 a.m.).
- During the PGY-3 year residents do not rotate. For PGY-3s, the clinic follows a private practice model whereby each resident has a caseload of patients and accepts additional patients throughout the year.
- The PGY-3 year emphasizes ample exposure to child psychiatry for those interested in gaining early exposure to child and adolescent practice.
- The PGY-3 year focuses on learning the more nuanced aspects of being a psychiatrist, such as applying psychoanalytic principles, psychodynamic therapy, and other therapy modalities.
PGY-4 Resident typical schedule
- The PGY-4 resident academic year is from July 1 - June 30.
- Training is a combination of electives and administrative roles at familiar sites.
- PGY-4 residents have supervisory duties as acting attending physicians.
PGY-4 Psychiatric rotations include a combination of the following:
- UC Davis Health System Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic (Wong Building) - Individual psychotherapy and medication management
- Psychosomatic Medicine Service
- Veterans Administration (VA) - inpatient psychiatry
- Sacramento County Mental Health Treatment Center inpatient units - inpatient psychiatry
- Elective rotations - designed by residents
- PGY-4 resident call averages six days per year and consists of weekday at-home overnight call (5:00 p.m. - 8:00 a.m.) on the psychosomatic medicine service.