Year 2

3 months dedicated research time

Dedicated Research Time

3 months

The PGY2 year focuses on establishing psychiatric clinical skills with 75% of the year spent in intensive clinical training. However, this clinical skills year involves substantial research time with one 3-month research rotation, known as the CASE (Clinical and Academic Skills Enhancement) elective. During these months, residents work with a mentor of their choosing, who may be in any of Yale’s departments. Research is also integrated into one of the 2-month clinical blocks, on the Clinical Neuroscience Research Unit (CNRU), where residents work with inpatients enrolled in clinical trials. The remainder of year consists of five months of Adult Psychiatry (Emergency Psychiatry (1 month), Adult Consult-Liaison Psychiatry (1 month), Geriatric Psychiatry (1.5 months), and Addictions Psychiatry (1.5 months)), and two month of inpatient Child Psychiatry (12 years old and under). 

During this year, Integrated residents get to know their adult resident colleagues well through shared clinical rotations, and by attending adult PGY2 weekly didactics. This year also continues the development of the resident’s research interests through individualized career guidance meetings and monthly seminars with all trainees from the Integrated program. Residents may also investigate the opportunity to pursue an additional degree during their residency training, and are encouraged to decide on any additional degrees by December of the PGY2 year. Residents receive long-term adult psychotherapy cases that begin during this year. Integrated residents take 67% of the adult psychiatry resident overnight call at the two inpatient hospitals.