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Didactics

Our comprehensive program of Wednesday afternoon didactics spans all four years. Our small group seminar format requires that residents complete all reading assignments and actively participate in each seminar. During seminar attendance residents’ clinical responsibilities are covered by the faculty.

PGYs:
    – PGY-1
    – PGY-2
    – PGY-3
    – PGY-4

PGY-1 Course Instructor
Professional Development  Group I:
Medical Student to Physician
Karen Glaser, PhD
Cultural Psychiatry Kenneth Certa, MD
Depression in the Medically Ill Rajnish Mago, MD
Emergency Psychiatry Kenneth M. Certa, MD
Geriatric Psychiatry Rodney Pelchat, MD
Barry Rovner, MD
History of Psychiatry Howard Field, MD
Human Sexuality Stephen Schwartz , DO
Mood Disorders Rajnish Mago , MD
Neurology Chris Skidmore, MD
Neuropsychiatry Solange Margery Bertoglia, MD
Physical and Laboratory Assessments Kenneth M. Certa, MD
Psychiatric Interviewing Kenneth Certa, MD
Psychodynamic Foundations of Psychiatry Salman Akhtar, MD
Psychological Testing Methods Shawn Blue, PsyD
Psychopharmacology Thomas Benfield, MD
Residents as Teachers Mitchell Cohen, MD
Timothy Brigham, PhD
Journal Club I: Evidence-Based Medicine Concepts and Application to Professional Literature Rajnish Mago, MD
PGY-2 Course Instructor
Addiction Medicine Ronald Serota, MD
Abigail Kay, MD
Child Development Harris Rabinovich, MD
Gail Zivin, PhD
Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Elisabeth Kunkel, MD
Cultural Psychiatry Kenneth M. Certa, MD
Professional Development Group II:
Physician to Psychiatrist
Stephen L. Schwartz, MD
Hypnosis Brenda Byrne, PhD
Judith Berman, PhD
Introduction to Research Gail Zivin, PhD
Neuropsychological Assessment T. Swirsky-Sacchetti, PhD
Psychiatry Review Course Thomas Benfield, MD
Psychodynamic Foundations of Psychiatry Salman Akhtar, MD
Residents as Teachers Mitchell Cohen, MD
Sleep Medicine Karl Doghramji, MD
Student Mental Health Deanna Nobleza, MD
Journal Club II: Medical Literature Analysis to Inform Practice Rajnish Mago, MD
PGY-3 Course Instructor
Advanced Psychopharmacology Thomas Benfield, MD
Brief Dynamic Psychotherapy Robert Dreyfus ,MD
Broken Structures Personality Disorders Salman Akhtar, MD
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry James Luebbert, MD
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Donna Sudak, MD
Continuous Case Conference Harvey Schwartz, MD
Couples/Family Therapy Steve Treat, DMin
Doctor-Patient Boundaries I Gail Zivin, PhD
Dimitri Markov, MD
Forensic Psychiatry Solange Margery , MD
Introduction to Outpatient Psychiatry Salman Akhtar, MD
Issues in Psychotherapy Frank Maleson, MD
Neuropsychiatry William Jangro , DO
Journal Club III: Managing Information Overload-Strategies to Track Significant Publications and Stay Current Rajnish Mago, MD
PGY-4 Course Instructor
Professional Development Group III: Supervision to Independent Practice Karen Glaser, PhD
Brief Dynamic Psychotherapy Robert Dreyfus , MD
Broken Structures Personality Disorders Salman Akhtar, MD
Couples/Family Therapy Steve Treat, DMin
Doctor-Patient Boundaries II Gail Zivin, PhD
Dimitri Markov, MD
Forensic Psychiatry Solange Margery, MD
History of Psychiatry Howard Field, MD
Mind and Body: Integrative Medicine Daniel Monti, MD
Psychiatry Administration Shivkumar Hatti, MD
Neuropsychiatry William Jangro, DO
Journal Club IV: Resident Selection, Analysis, and Presentation of Significant Published Material Rajnish Mago, MD