The Intern Year
Intern year is all about learning to function as a doctor. Six months of the year are spent in non-psychiatric training. In these off-service rotations, psychiatry interns operate as integral and respected members of the team.
- Inpatient medicine or pediatrics at University Hospital. Inpatient medicine at ALM VA Hospital, and/or Brooke Army Medical Center (total of two months)
- Inpatient and consults neurology (two months) at University Hospital, ALM VA Hospital, and/or Brooke Army Medical Center
- Outpatient medicine (one month) at ALM VA Hospital or adolescent medicine (one month) at Brooke Army Medical Center
- Emergency medicine (one month) at University Hospital
The other six months of year are spent on psychiatry rotations, which provide psychiatry interns a solid foundation in the management of acute and serious psychiatric conditions. These rotations are divided across the program’s three flagship hospitals and each provide unique experiences and patient populations.
- Inpatient psychiatry (six months)
- Brooke Army Medical Center (two months): exposure to the unique aspects of military psychiatry & introducing training in psychotherapy
- ALM VA Hospital (two months): exposure to serious mental illness, substance use disorders, and posttraumatic stress disorder
- University Hospital (one month): exposure to serious mental illness among vulnerable populations
- Emergency psychiatry (one month) at ALM VA Hospital: triage of acute psychiatric crises