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Classes and Conferences


The activities below include classes and conferences conducted annually.

Introductory Lecture Series

These classes are intended for PGY-1 & 2 residents. Faculty presents the generally accepted theories and major diagnostic and therapeutic strategies pertaining to the field of psychiatry.

Advanced Lecture Series

These classes are intended for PGY-3 and PGY-4 residents. Faculty address advanced issues in psychiatric theory, including neurobiology, development, cultural diversity, and therapeutic modalities.

PGY-3 Psychotherapy Courses

These classes are specifically designed for PGY-3 residents. Faculty emphasize the various psychotherapeutic modalities through didactic sessions, group supervision, and individual supervision with a psychotherapist and cognitive behavioral therapist.

PGY-4 Psychotherapy Courses

These classes are specifically designed for PGY-4 residents. Faculty present advanced concepts in psychotherapeutic theory and application, including family systems and cognitive behavior therapy and residents receive individual and group psychotherapy supervision.

Resident Classes (All residents)

Each year there are classes designed for residents at all levels of training, such as ethics, evidence-based psychiatry, and neurology. The expertise of trainees at different phases of their residency enhances the learning environment, offers practical experiences, and promotes collegiality.

Grand Rounds

Grand Rounds is held on Wednesdays from 1:00-2:00 pm. Presentations are provided by internationally and nationally recognized psychiatrists, OSU Faculty and PGY-4 residents with faculty oversight.

Case Conferences

Case conferences are held throughout the academic year. This is an educational forum conducted by and for residents (with faculty oversight), who take turns presenting clinical cases, special topics, and interviews. Faculty are present to facilitate the learning environment.

Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Case Conference

This conference is conducted monthly throughout the academic year. Faculty with subspecialty training in child and adolescent psychiatry host this conference; fellows also attend and participate. Residents interested in child & adolescent psychiatry are encouraged to attend.

Neurobehavioral Case Conference

Neurobehavioral case conferences are conducted on the third Thursday of each month from 12:00-1:00 pm. Psychiatry faculty in collaboration with colleagues from other medical specialties and mental health disciplines present clinical cases with a neurobehavioral emphasis.

Psychotherapy Case Conference

Psychotherapy case conference is conducted weekly. Psychiatrists with psychotherapy experience facilitate this group containing third and fourth year residents.

Resident/Faculty Journal Club

The Journal Club meets several times annually to review and criticize a relevant, timely article of psychiatric significance. Both residents and faculty participate.

Resident/Faculty Meeting

All residents and faculty meet on the first Tuesday of each month from 12:00-1:00 pm to discuss issues concerning the program and department.

Residents Meeting

Residents meet to discuss relevant issues on the second, third, and fourth Tuesdays of each month from 12:00-1:00 pm.

Educational Policy Committee Meeting

Faculty and peer-selected residents participate in EPC meetings conducted throughout the year. The objectives of this group are described further in the residency manual.

Faculty Education Meeting

Faculty based at OSU and affiliate sites gather monthly to discuss various issues related to the education program, including faculty education about policies, the evaluation and promotion process, etc.

Introduction to the Practice of Medicine: On-line, On-Demand Lecture Series

“The Introduction to the Practice of Medicine” (IPM) is an online, on-demand lecture series that can be accessed at http:/education/psychology_internship/clinical_experiences/behavioral_cardiology_rotation/ipm.knowbase.com/. The lecture series was designed to increase the exposure of housestaff to non-traditional curricular topics mandated by the ACGME. All Residents must complete the “Sleep Deprivation” and “Impaired Physician” lectures within the first year of their training. Residents are required to complete a total of 10 modules throughout the course of their training program (including the 2 mandatory sessions).