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Curriculum

UC Irvine supplies each resident with a strong and well-rounded clinical experience, providing a firm grounding in fundamental psychiatric skills. In the inpatient setting, residents provide care for a diverse population of patients with a broad range of acute psychiatric conditions.

With the assistance of a full interdisciplinary team that comprises attending physicians, psychiatric nurses, psychiatric technicians, occupational therapists, case managers, social workers and medical students, residents develop mastery of the biopsychosocial approach to patient care.

Exposure to psychotherapy starts during the second year. Residents will find find ample exposure to a broad spectrum of individual interests:

  • Academics
  • Research
  • Administrative
  • Child and adolescent
  • Substance abuse
  • Emergency
  • Consultation/liaison
  • Forensic
  • Geriatric
  • Community psychiatry
  • Integrated psychiatry

Faculty hold key positions in local psychoanalytic, cognitive/behavioral, gestalt, transpersonal and intensive short-term dynamic psychotherapy institutes. Our program believes that mentorship is important. All residents are carefully supervised by faculty throughout their residency training.

During the last year of residency, there is ample time for clinical, administrative, teaching, and research electives. These fourth-year electives provide the breadth of exposure and flexibility needed to effectively prepare for post-residency careers.

PGY-1 Schedule  »
5 MONTHS 1 MONTH 4 MONTHS 2 MONTHS

ADULT INPATIENT

(UCI)

 

2-Med Psych

2-Acute Inpatient

1-VLR

CONSULT & LIASION

(UCI)

INTERNAL MEDICINE

(UCI)

 

2-Outpatient

2-Inpatient

NEUROLOGY

(LBVA)

 

Outpatient
0.5 Day per week Didactics

VLR = Vacation Leave Resident

PGY-2 Schedule »
2 MONTHS 2 MONTHS 1 MONTH 1 MONTH 1 MONTH 1-2 MONTHS 3-4 MONTHS

CHILD ADOLESCENT INPATIENT

(UCI) 

CONSULT & LIASION

(UCI)

ADDICTION

(HOAG)

FORENSICS

(UCI)

SCHOLARLY
WELLNESS

(UCI)

COLLABORATIVE CARE

(UCI)

ADULT INPATIENT

(UCI)

 

1-Med Psych

1-Acute Inpatient

1-VLR

0.5 Day per week Didactics
0.5 Day per week Outpatient Clinic
6 weeks Home Call
PGY-3 Schedule »
MON TUES WED THURS FRI

MED/PSYCH

GERIATRICS

MOOD

PAIN

TRANSITIONAL AGE YOUTH

SLEEP

ADULT AUTISM

(DIDACTICS)

(ADMIN TIME)

(ADMIN TIME)

 

Clinic Options:

  • Adolescent
  • Adult Autism
  • Anxiety
  • General Adult
  • Geriatrics
  • Med/Psych
  • Mood
  • Mood Dysregulation
  • Pain
  • Schizophrenia
  • Sleep
  • Transitional Age Youth (TAY)
  • Women’s Health
PGY-4 Schedule »
MON TUES WED THURS FRI

ORANGE COUNTY MENTAL HEALTH

MOOD DYSREGULATION CLINIC

JUNIOR ATTENDING

SCHIZOPHRENIA CLINIC

(ADMIN TIME)

JOHN HENRY FOUNDATION

HOAG SUBSTANCE ABUSE

(DIDACTICS)

WOMEN’S HEALTH CLINIC

ETHICS CONSULTS

 

Additional Clinic/Elective Options:

  • UCI Family Health Clinics
  • Orange County Mental Health Clinics
  • John Henry Foundation
  • Hoag Substance Abuse
  • Inpatient Junior Attending
  • Child Psych Experience
  • Ethics Consults

Call Schedule

Call Schedule