Education

Training the Next Generation of Leaders in Psychiatry

Curriculum

We are a diverse community of learners committed to providing compassionate and comprehensive psychiatric care.

Through involvement in hospital and clinic quality committees, residents engage in scholarly activities that impact the quality and efficiency of healthcare delivery in our local community. Both quality improvement projects and scholarly activity are integral parts of our curriculum and are requirements for graduation from the program.

This is a transitional year during which residents rotate in primary care, emergency psychiatry, neurology, and inpatient psychiatry. Residents are introduced to patient safety and quality improvement curriculum and ACGME core competency expectations.

This year provides training and experience in child and adolescent psychiatry, addiction psychiatry, geriatric psychiatry, and consultation liaison. Residents participate in patient safety and quality improvement activities/projects and begin work within the different psychotherapy competencies.

Residents will complete their outpatient psychiatry experience during their third year of residency.

Residents in their fourth year of training will complete an intensive outpatient psychiatry rotation, community psychiatry and forensic psychiatry rotations, geriatric rotations, and a partial hospitalization psychiatry rotation. Residents will be able to customize the remainder of their year four training with elective clinical experiences.

Didactics

The Georgia South Psychiatry Residency Program hosts weekly didactic sessions for residents, medical students, staff physicians and other learners. Sessions are held each Thursday beginning at 9:00 am and conclude at 3:00 pm. Didactic sessions include “core” lectures, which cover topics pertinent to the foundation of Psychiatry. Core lectures are repeated annually to allow residents to review core topics and concepts multiple times throughout their four years of residency training. In addition to core lectures, didactic sessions include journal club, case reviews, resident-led lectures, and board review.

Training Sites

Our residents train at a number of sites around South Georgia, including:

  • Colquitt Regional Medical Center
  • Turning Point Hospital
  • Georgia Pines
  • Colquitt County Jail
  • Vandemark Psychiatry and Counseling