The second year of residency is characterized by rigorous exposure to many of the most challenging aspects of hospital-based psychiatric practice. Successful completion of the first postgraduate year is necessary in order for the PGY-2 resident to further focus on acute inpatient management and sub-specialty care. During the PGY-2 year, residents are challenged to appreciate the biological, psychological, social, and cultural factors that underlie normal behavior and psychopathology. The resident is expected to become proficient at gathering and synthesizing data, diagnostic formulation, and treatment planning. The second postgraduate year fosters considerable growth in the core competency areas of patient care, medical knowledge, practice-based learning, systems-based practice, interpersonal and communication skills, and professionalism.
The second year rotations include exposure to the following areas: addiction psychiatry, child & adolescent psychiatry, community inpatient psychiatry, electroconvulsive therapy, emergency psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, inpatient psychiatry, and neurology. OSU Faculty is present at all clinical sites and closely supervises residents during the second year. Goals for the second year of residency are as follows: