Throughout the residency program, residents have protected time set aside half a day per week for didactics. In Seattle, PGY-1 and PGY-2 residents participate in the same didactics as the residents in the Seattle program. These include “survival” didactics (e.g. The Psychiatric Interview, Surviving Call, Working with an Inpatient Team, Introduction to Psychopharmacology), the diagnosis and treatment of the major psychiatric disorders, lectures covering systems issues (e.g. Working with Interpreters, Involuntary Treatment), and the core psychotherapy didactics and seminars (Introduction to Psychotherapy, Learning Theory, Psychodynamic Theory, Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy, Psychodynamic Psychotherapy).
For a more detailed description of the didactics in Seattle, please see here.
In Boise, PGY-3 and PGY-4 residents have a two-year cycle of didactics, so that all six residents are together in a small, interactive seminar format. The didactics cycle includes the same topics covered in PGY-3 and PGY-4 didactics in Seattle. There is a special emphasis on didactics related to outpatient psychiatry, consultation-liaison psychiatry, and the medicine-psychiatry interface. Didactics are taught by Boise faculty, as well as by guest lecturers from the University of Washington. Some joint didactics with Family Medicine residents are available, in addition to monthly Psychiatry Grand Rounds.
For a more detailed description, please go here.