Didactic and Seminar Curriculum
With broad-based input from residents and other staff, fine-tuning of the curriculum is an ongoing process.
The bulk of the didactics are aggregated on Tuesday mornings. During this protected half-day, residents are free from clinical duties and are expected to attend lectures and seminars. The day begins with department Grand Rounds from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. Following this, junior residents have seminars in psychotherapy, psychopathology, and psychopharmacology. Senior residents have a more in-depth psychotherapy seminar, followed by a reading seminar which deals with topics as diverse as neuroscience, psychoanalytic theory, and issues in gay and lesbian development.
A number of other seminars and conferences are scheduled throughout the week. These include seminars in forensic psychiatry and family therapy. The Division of Child Psychiatry has its own extensive program of seminars and conferences tailored specifically for general psychiatry residents and for the child psychiatry residents.
Tuesday Morning Didactics: More Information