Psychiatry Residency: Curriculum

Early leadership opportunities and strong clinical focus

About Our Curriculum

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The Psychiatry residency includes diverse clinical opportunities, balanced inpatient and outpatient rotations, and a flexible PGY-4 year to focus on individual interests. Our approach provides hands-on learning and leadership opportunities early, working side-by-side with experienced professionals in a collaborative environment.

HCMC and Regions both place strong institutional value on education and research. Every resident enjoys a weekly half-day of protected time for didactics and conferences, to create a well rounded learning environment. Residents interested in clinical research or quality improvement projects will find ample support in our foundations, the Minnesota Medical Research Foundation (MMRF), and the HealthPartners Institute for Education and Research.


PGY-1: Train in our hospitals’ state-of-the-art inpatient psychiatric units, and rotate on internal medicine, pediatrics, and neurology teams.

PGY-2: See the full spectrum of community outpatient experience, including dedicated therapy clinics, general outpatient clinics, child and adolescent psychiatry clinics, and community Assertive Community Treatment (ACT) teams working hands-on with clients around the metro.

PGY-3: Return to the hospital as leaders on inpatient psychiatry and the highly regarded consultation-liaison services, with additional rotations in chemical dependency, geriatrics, and inpatient child psychiatry.

PGY-4: Hone psychiatry skills with generous and flexible elective opportunities, including clinical research, quality improvement projects, and two international rotations.

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