University of California, Riverside

Graduate Medical Education



Resident Rotations


Resident Rotations

First-year residents' (PGY-1) training includes:

  • Two months of internal medicine inpatient wards (no overnight or weekend call).
  • Two months of family medicine outpatient clinics.
  • Two blocks of neurology consultation service (inpatient and outpatient).
  • Seven blocks of inpatient psychiatry wards.

Second-year (PGY-2) training includes, depending on resident interest:

  • Two or three months of geriatric psychiatry.
  • Two or three months of child and adolescent psychiatry.
  • Two months of consultation-liaison psychiatry.
  • Two months of emergency psychiatry.
  • Three months of inpatient forensic psychiatry.

Third year (PGY-3) training includes 12-months of outpatient psychiatry. Under supervision of a faculty attending, residents will be exposed to the full spectrum of psychiatric disorders and intervention techniques, including psychopharmacology as well as various aspects of psychotherapy. Psychotherapy experience will span the PGY-3 and PGY-4 years of training. In addition, addiction psychiatry will be one of the rotations in third year.

During their fourth year (PGY-4), residents will have an opportunity to broaden their training experience by taking a combination of electives. These electives may include private practice psychiatry, research at the UC Riverside Division of Biomedical Sciences, administrative psychiatry, consultation psychiatry, emergency psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, outpatient community psychiatry, inpatient forensic psychiatry, and inpatient community psychiatry depending on approval of the training director.

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