|Postgraduate Year 2|
In the second year, residents spend the majority of their clinical time on inpatient unit sand begin to learn inpatient treatment of adults, children, and adolescents. Residents have varied experiences in the several inpatient settings.
Four assignments are at UIC hospital with adults: the Mood/Anxiety service, the Women’s Mental Health service, the Psychotic Disorders service, and Neuropsychiatry service. There is also an assignment on the Department of Child and Family Services (DCFS) Child and Adolescent unit. The other assignments are the Jesse Brown VA Hospital, MacNeal Hospital (community-based), and Madden Mental Health Center (state hospital). Each unit has a different patient population and length of stay. Residents receive direct supervision on all units.
Residents also begin their outpatient psychotherapy experience by seeing 2-3 patients a week in the clinic. Residents have weekly supervision of these cases with experienced psychotherapists.
Morning Report. Residents on the Emergency Service and Inpatient Service attend morning report Monday through Friday from 8:00 to 9:00 a.m. Faculty and PGY-4 residents involved in the Emergency Room and Intake Services conduct this report. The time is divided between review of clinical information and didactic presentations. Residents summarize their emergency room activities at this time. Emphasis is placed on case presentation and formulation, differential diagnosis, case management, and disposition issues. The didactic component consisted of planned lectures and case-based learning.