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Residency Year 2


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:

  • to develop progressive responsibility, diagnostic skills, and understanding of the biopsychosocial factors involved in patient care
  • to further medical knowledge regarding normal behavior and psychopathology
  • to utilize medical knowledge and incorporate clinical experiences to improve patient outcome and physician skills
  • to demonstrate effective written and verbal communication with patients, their families, health care professionals and others involved in the treatment process
  • to demonstrate adherence to the professional and ethical attributes inherent to the psychiatric professional
  • to function within a multidisciplinary team setting and utilize pertinent resources available in the context of systems-based practice