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Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Integrated Curriculum

In addition to core psychiatry and internal medicine training, internal medicine/psychiatry (IMP) residents receive a comprehensive combined or integrated curriculum. During the first few years of the program, the educational focus is on learning the basics of each discipline. During PGY 3-5, an emphasis is placed on learning how to deliver integrated medical/psychiatric care. IMP residents are provided individual and group faculty mentorship which help them develop skills in this area as community and academic leaders, clinicians and educators. The following is an overview of IMP residency lecture-based and clinic-based integrated curriculum.

Interactive Lectures

  • 1st Monday of each month: Med Psych Residency Journal Review (MPR JR)
    Combined residents present a recent article at the interface of general medicine and psychiatry to students, residents and faculty. The key learning objective is to accurately evaluate medical literature and further develop clinical skills as a med/psych physician.
  • 2nd Monday of each month: Med Psych Case Conference (MPC)
    Combined residents (excluding interns) present a grand rounds style, interactive, case-based lecture to students, residents and faculty. This provides a forum to review core clinical Med Psych topics.
  • 3rd Monday of each month: Integrated Med Psych Integrated Learning Session (IMPuLSe)
    IMPuLSe is faculty driven and often includes group interviews with patients who have complex medical / psychiatric conditions. Combined residents learn important interview skills, while reviewing how best to provide integrated care to this patient population.
  • 4th Monday of each month: Med Psych Residency Administrative Meeting (MPR Admin)
    Core IMP faculty and residents meet monthly for “check-in” and to discuss resident-related residency matters.

Integrated Clinical Sites

  • Sacramento County Primary Care Center: Integrated Behavioral Health Clinic
  • Sacramento County Primary Care Center: Training, Education and Community Health (TEACH)
  • UC Davis Internal Medicine – Med Psych Clinic
  • UC Davis Pain Psychiatry Clinic
  • UC Davis Primary Care Network Coordinated Care
  • UC Davis Telepsychiatry
  • Psychosomatic Medicine Inpatient Service

Integrated Curriculum

PGY-1

 

Internal Medicine

Psychiatry

       
ER 2 weeks Inpatient 8 weeks
GMF (intern) 12 weeks Forensic 4 weeks
Ambulatory block 6 weeks Emergency 4 weeks
CCU/ICU 4 weeks PSM/ECT 8 weeks
Continuity clinic 0.5 days per week Addiction psychiatry 4 weeks

CCU/ICU - cardiac care unit/intensive care unit
ER - emergency medicine
GMF - general medical floor (wards)
PGY - postgraduate year
PSM - psychosomatic medicine (formerly consultation/liaison psychiatry)

PGY-2

 

Internal Medicine

Psychiatry

       
ER 2 weeks Inpatient 24 weeks
Elective* 4 weeks Community 4 weeks
CCU/ICU (intern) 4 weeks    
GMF (intern) 6 weeks    
GMF (senior) 4 weeks    
Neurology 4 weeks    
Continuity clinic 0.5 days per week    

CCU/ICU - cardiac care unit/intensive care unit
*Elective - outpatient and/or inpatient (e.g. cardiology, pulmonary medicine, gastroenterology, oncology, renal, etc.).  The outpatient psychiatry block includes child and adolescent psychiatry, family/couples therapy and one month of geriatric psychiatry.
ER - emergency medicine
GMF - general medical floor (wards)
PGY - postgraduate year

PGY-3

Internal Medicine

Psychiatry

       
CCU/MICU 4 weeks Outpatient 32 weeks
GMF (senior) 4 weeks Research 2 weeks
Elective* 4 weeks Continuity clinic* 0.5 days per week
Ambulatory block 4 weeks    
Medicine/Psychiatry (County) 4 weeks    
Research 4 weeks    
Continuity clinic 0.5 days per week    

CCU/MICU - cardiac care unit/medical intensive care unit
*Continuity clinic - during Medicine rotations
GMF - general medical floor (wards)
*Elective - outpatient and/or inpatient (e.g. cardiology, pulmonary medicine, gastroenterology, oncology, renal, etc.).  The outpatient psychiatry block includes child and adolescent psychiatry, family/couples therapy and one month of geriatric psychiatry.
PGY - postgraduate year

PGY-4

Internal Medicine

Psychiatry

       
Elective* 8 weeks Outpatient 32 weeks
GMF (senior) 8 weeks Continuity clinic* 0.5 days per week
Continuity clinic 0.5 days per week    

*Continuity clinic - during Medicine rotations
*Elective - outpatient and/or inpatient (e.g. cardiology, pulmonary medicine, gastroenterology, oncology, renal, etc.).  The outpatient psychiatry block includes child and adolescent psychiatry, family/couples therapy and one month of geriatric psychiatry.
GMF - general medical floor (wards)
PGY - postgraduate year

PGY-5

Internal Medicine

Psychiatry

       
CCU/MICU 4 weeks PSM (senior) 8 weeks
Women's Health 4 weeks Inpatient 4 weeks
GMF (senior) 4 weeks Neurology 4 weeks
Geriatric Medicine/Psychiatry 4 weeks Research 4 weeks
Medicine/Psychiatry (County) 8 weeks Elective 4 weeks
Elective* 4 weeks Continuity clinic* 0.5 day per week
Continuity clinic 0.5 day per week    

CCU/ICU - cardiac care unit/medical intensive care unit
*Continuity clinic - during Medicine rotations
*Elective - outpatient and/or inpatient (e.g. cardiology, pulmonary medicine, gastroenterology, oncology, renal, etc.).  The outpatient psychiatry block includes child and adolescent psychiatry, family/couples therapy and one month of geriatric psychiatry.
GMF - general medical floor (wards)
PGY - postgraduate year
PSM - psychosomatic medicine (formerly consultation/liaison psychiatry)