Clinical rotations are structured with residents' interests in mind, and our trainees are exposed
to a variety of clinical populations at both a state and a voluntary hospital. The descriptions
the standard program
by year, but these templates are not "written in stone" and we can design a program to meet special
Learning the basic skills of psychiatric assessment, acute management, rapid return to the community and/or referral, is central to the PGY1experience, which is divided into four segments. In one segment spent in the Montefiore psychiatric emergency service the resident participates in the diagnosis, triage, crisis management and referral of an extraordinary range of psychiatric exigencies.
A second segment of PGY1 training takes place on an acute 22 bed psychiatric inpatient service (Klau 2) at Montefiore Medical Center, where the patient population ranges in age from adolescent to geriatric, and the average length of stay is two to three weeks. While working on the service, residents are closely supervised
by one of three full time attending psychiatrists assigned to the unit and given the support needed during this initial training phase.
The third PGY1 segment is a required four month rotation in medicine or pediatrics, which is conducted under the auspices of the excellent Departments of Medicine or Pediatrics of Albert Einstein College of Medicine /Montefiore Medical Center. During the four- month medicine rotation, the residents' inpatient experience is augmented by a month of outpatient work in the medical screening clinic. During the fourth PGY1 segment, residents spend two months on the neurology consult service at MMC.