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Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

General Psychiatry PGY-2 Clinical Rotations

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

Call schedule

  • 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.