The third year of psychiatry residency involves a transition entirely to outpatient continuity care. Residents are assigned to work at least 3 different outpatient clinics, including one half day at a child and adolescent clinic. These clinics occur weekly and extend throughout the entire year. PGY3 residents appreciate the more predictable schedule and the ability to form relationships with their own patients over the course of the year. By the end of the year, residents feel fully competent to function autonomously in the outpatient setting.
The outpatient clinical sites span a wide variety of patient populations and psychopathologies. More information on clinical sites may be found here. In addition to the assigned clinics, residents are afforded one half day per week for clinical or research elective opportunities.