Contributing Authors: Sean Wilkes, MD and Anton Power, DO
Overview: The psychiatry residency program is four years in length. Intern year is comprised of a mix of both psychiatry and general medicine rotations. Second year is focused largely on inpatient and consult-liaison psychiatry at both military and VA facilities. Third year is dedicated solely to outpatient psychiatry, while in their fourth year residents serve in a variety of clinical supervisory and leadership positions and participate in forensic and military-specific psychiatric training as well.
In addition to daily bedside learning, formal education involves a combination of supervised patient encounters, daily program-wide morning lectures, and weekly collections of small-group seminars tailored to each residency class.
Each class averages eight residents in size and is comprised entirely of commissioned military officers.
Author Affiliation: Sean Wilkes, MD and Anton Power, DO are from Tripler Army Medical Center in Honolulu, Hawaii. The NNCI is supported by the National Institutes of Health Grant Nos. R25 MH086466-07S1 and R44 MH115546-02 and with additional funding from the Society of Biological Psychiatry and the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology. ©National Neuroscience Curriculum Initiative.