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Supervision and Evaluation

General information

Supervision is an essential component of residency training in our program.

We believe that providing our residents with broad clinical experience in combination with ample supervision from our outstanding faculty allows them to develop into top notch psychiatrists. Our faculty have deep experience in public psychiatry and specialty psychiatry as well as in health policy. Many serve as leaders in organized psychiatry and some also hold appointments at major academic centers in the area. Our residents have protected time for one-on-one supervision with one of our faculty members on every clinical rotation. During PGY 1 year, our residents have direct clinical supervision from their assigned unit Attendings. PGY 2- 4 residents have an hour of supervision with their assigned continuity clinic supervisor, 1-2 hours of designated psychotherapy supervision, in addition to other supervision for specific rotations or electives. Continuity clinic supervisors and psychotherapy supervisors rotate yearly to maximize longitudinal continuous supervision experiences while also exposing residents to several of our faculty members during their training. In addition, we make every attempt to connect our residents with faculty mentors in fields of particular interest including specialty psychiatry, research, policy, leadership and education.

We believe it’s important for feedback and evaluation to flow in both directions. Residents regularly evaluate courses, clinical rotations, and individual teachers/supervisors/preceptors. They participate in a comprehensive program review and discussion with residency leadership several times a year during all-day resident retreats. In addition, the residency directors are accessible for impromptu discussions anytime.