Contributing Authors: Ashley Walker, MD
Overview: Our program is smaller with 5 residents per year, and 6 core faculty, none of whom had prior specific neuroscience training. Our curriculum is set up in a 2-year cycle, fully repeating every 2 years, giving each resident the opportunity to see material twice during the course of the 4-year residency. We have 4 hours of didactic discussion every Wednesday afternoon, the first of which is for Grand Rounds/Journal Club. In the second hour the residents are divided up into Intro Psychotherapy (PGY1-2), Advanced Psychotherapy (PGY3), and Practice of Psychiatry (PGY4). In the third and fourth hours, all four PGY classes experience the same didactic discussions together. This curriculum is set up in blocks (ex. – 6 weeks of mood disorders, then 6 weeks of psychotic disorders, etc.).
Author Affiliation: Dr. Ashley Walker is from the University of Oklahoma,Tulsa. 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.