We intend for the PGY3 and PGY4 years to be a time where each of our residents will identify particular areas of interest and passion where they will develop their expertise and leadership. Many of our residents will use this elective time to craft individualized and eclectic programs. Others will apply for entry into one of our four established tracks and will achieve distinction in Community Psychiatry Track, Women’s Mental Health Track, Clinician-Educator Track, and Research Track.
The Women’s Mental Health Track includes rotations at Parkland Hospital, at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center, and in psychosocial research in order to develop expertise in psychiatric issues specific to women, with a strong emphasis on peripartum psychiatry and gender-specific evidence based interventions.
The Community Psychiatry Track includes special seminars at Metrocare’s Center for Education and Research and progression of public psychiatry clinical experiences that prepare the resident to become a future leader in public mental health.
Residents who aspire to a future as academic clinical psychiatrists may apply to the Clinician Educator Track, where they will focus on identification of a clinical focus of expertise, development of teaching and presenting skills, and learning how to turn clinical and teaching enthusiasms into scholarly productivity.
The Research Track prepares the resident for a future as a principal investigator in translational research.