Curriculum

With emphasis on leadership, access to care, and health systems, the Community Psychiatry Program brings a unique set of skills to the traditional residency program including knowledge of

  • Population health
  • Integrated and Collaborative Care
  • Outcomes based research
  • Systems of care
  • Models of health care deliver

The Community Psychiatry Track curriculum branches off from the General Residency Track in increasing amounts as you advance each year. During the PGY1 year, the 6 months Inpatient Psychiatry and 4 months Primary Care Continuity Clinic rotations are replaced with community based sites. As a PGY2, the half day psychiatry continuity clinic is based at a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) for integrated care. As a PGY3 and PGY4, there are additional community placement sites. 

Two year curriculum model example for PGY3’s and PGY4’s 
  • 2019 Fall – Population Health, Outcomes and Integrated Care. 
  • 2020 Spring – Forensic, Advocacy and Policy
  • 2020 Fall – Public Health Systems and Physician Leadership. 
  • 2021 Spring – Budgets/Grants and Program Development

The weekly schedule includes
  • Journal Club with assigned readings
  • Group Supervision
  • Weekly Rounds
  • Workshops and Experiential Learning

We discus an array of subjects during our Weekly Rounds meeting. Topics such as but no to limited to: 
  • Healthcare reform
  • Adult and Children's public mental health funding in California
  • Trauma informed care
  • ACT model and lessons learned
  • Psychosocial rehabilitation
  • Homeless population and available housing and residential programs
  • Latino families and children
  • Forensic issues in public mental health
  • Juvenile justice and forensics
  • Working with gang members