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Psychiatry Program

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Our Program

The goal of the Psychiatry Residency Program is to prepare future physicians with the knowledge, skills and attitude needed to provide exceptional patient care in Psychiatry.

Our four year educational program is geared toward preparation for a career in general Psychiatry with board certification. Residents will train in a variety of patient settings to provide optimal training experiences.

Resident rotations are divided into one month blocks to allow diversity in training sites and faculty members. There will be flexibility in the curriculum focus to allow the accommodation of each resident’s individual learning needs in order to maximize achievement.

Psychiatry Program Leadership

Almari Ginory, DO, FAPA
Psychiatry Program Director

Traci Wooden
GME Coordinator for Psychiatry
traci.wooden@hcahealthcare.com

(352) 333-5982

Curriculum Schedule & Rotations

The Psychiatry Residency Program Curriculum is designed to prepare residents to treat a wide range of psychiatric disorders in multiple different treatment settings.

Didactics Curriculum

Residents will have a half day of block didactics led by faculty members with the participation of residents. There will be regular journal clubs, ethic rounds, grand rounds, case conference, PRITE review, Board review and formal didactics in psychotherapy and psychiatry.

Lecture Series Schedule

The curriculum for the first year will consist of the following lecture series:

  • Introduction to Interviewing
  • Introduction to the DSM 5
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Legal and Ethical Principle in Psychiatry
  • Quality Improvement and Patient Safety
  • Introduction to Research
  • Introduction to Psychotherapy
  • Neuromodulation

The curriculum for the second year will consist of the following lecture series:

  • Psychopharmacology
  • Legal and Ethical Principle in Psychiatry
  • Quality Improvement and Patient Safety
  • Neuromodulation
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Forensic Psychiatry
  • Psychosomatic Psychiatry
  • Emergency Psychiatry
  • Addiction Psychiatry
  • Geriatric Psychiatry
  • Research

The curriculum for the third and fourth year will consist of the following lecture series:

  • Psychiatric Practice and Principles
  • Legal and Ethical Principle in Psychiatry
  • Advanced Research Mentoring
  • Advanced Psychopharmacology
  • Psychotherapy
  • Board Review
  • Journal Club

Rotation Schedule

  • Primary Care (4 months)
  • Neurology (2 months)
  • Inpatient Psychiatry (4 months)
  • Consultation Liaison Psychiatry (1 month)
  • Psychiatric ER (1 month)
  • Inpatient Psychiatry (2 months)
  • Forensic Psychiatry (1 month)
  • Community Psychiatry (1 month)
  • Child Psychiatry (2 months)
  • Geriatric Psychiatry (1 month)
  • Addiction Psychiatry (1 month)
  • Consultation Liaison Psychiatry (1 month)
  • Psychiatry ER (1 month)
  • ECT (1 month)
  • Elective (1 month)

Outpatient Continuity Clinic (12 months)

  • Inpatient Psychiatry (3 months)
  • Consultation Liaison Psychiatry (2 months)
  • IOP/PHP (1 month)
  • Electives (6 month)

Training Sites

As a resident, you will be completing your training at several facilities affiliated with our Psychiatry Residency Program. Below are important features of each facility, as well as an overview of the rotations that will be performed there.

NFRMC (North Florida Regional Medical Center)

NFRMC is a 445-bed, full-service medical and surgical acute care center serving North Central Florida. The hospital offers comprehensive cardiovascular care, psychiatry, oncology, orthopedics, neurosciences, minimally-invasive laparoscopic and robotic surgery, weight loss surgery and treatment, women’s health and wound therapy, among other services. The Department of Psychiatry consists of a 33 bed inpatient unit, consultation liaison service, PHP/IOP clinic and ECT service.

Rotations:

  • Primary Care
  • Neurology
  • Inpatient Psychiatry
  • Consultation Liaison
  • Emergency Psychiatry
  • IOP/PHP
  • ECT
  • Electives
Learn more about NFRMC’s Behavioral Health Center

Meridian

Meridian is a private, non-profit organization that has been dedicated to helping people with mental illness and substance use disorders since the 1960’s. Meridian has changed thousands of lives by providing a safety net for those in crisis. Meridian offers residential/inpatient services, child/youth services and outpatient treatment.

Rotations:

  • Addiction
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Outpatient Psychiatry
  • Senior Electives
Learn more about Meridian

Northeast Florida State Hospital (NEFSH)

Since 1959, Northeast Florida State Hospital has provided continuous service to people whose mental health needs cannot be met in community-based programs or whose assessed needs require a residential treatment environment with specialized programs.

This facility is the largest provider of civil service in the state of Florida, operating 633 beds and serves residents from 30 of the 67 counties in Florida. NEFSH also serves forensic persons on “step-down” status, and medically complex persons with mental illness.

Rotations:

  • Community Psychiatry
  • Forensic Psychiatry
  • Senior Electives
Learn more about mental health at NESFH