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Training Curriculum

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Skagit Valley, WA

  • Please note that PSPC’s Psychiatry Training Observership does not  have the approval of the commission and is not accredited by ACGME. The Program will not qualify a physician for limited licensure in Washington and does not qualify  as a program acceptable to the Commission for the purposes of the two year post-graduate medical training requirement for full licensure as a physician. Any physician enrolled in the program will not be able to practice medicine, unless the physician is licensed in Washington. The Program will not count as experience in a residency training program for the purposes of board certification.

Observership Curriculum

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

  • Train to develop a high degree of clinical competence, with a sound knowledge of general psychiatry, neurology and research.
  • To expose trainees to various subspecialties and schools of thought within the field of psychiatry
  • To train in developing and implementing individualized treatment plans
  • To teach trainees to recognize and address the needs of minorities and the underserved.

PGY 1

The PGY-I trainees will make the transition to becoming a medical professional. The acquisition of the necessary knowledge, skills, and attitudes will be demonstrated by substantial completion of the goals and objectives of each clinical rotation, attendance at seminars, and satisfactory performance on semi-annual evaluations of MILESTONES and annual evaluations of PRITE.

PGY 2 

The PGY-II trainee will build on the foundation of the PGY-I year in making the transition to a psychiatric physician. The acquisition of the necessary knowledge, skills, and attitudes will be demonstrated by the substantial completion of the goals and objectives of each clinical rotation, attendance at seminars, and satisfactory performance on semi-annual evaluations of MILESTONES and annual evaluations of PRITE.

PGY 3 

The PGY-III trainee will build on the foundation of the PGY-I & PGY-II years and continued learning of PGY-III year in making the transition to a psychiatrist who can function independently with a modest level of supervision. The acquisition of the necessary knowledge, skills, and attitudes will be demonstrated by the substantial completion of the goals and objectives of each clinical rotation, attendance at seminars, and satisfactory performance on semi-annual evaluations of MILESTONES and annual evaluations of PRITE.

PGY-4 

PGY-IV trainee will develop a mature facility in the knowledge, skills, and attitudes developed in the earlier years. Success will be demonstrated by substantial completion of the goals and objectives of each clinical rotation, attendance of seminars, and satisfactory performance on semi-annual evaluations of MILESTONES and annual evaluations of PRITE.