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Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

General Psychiatry PGY-3 Clinical Rotations

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).

Call schedule

  • 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.