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The use of elective time is quite flexible, and with the training director's approval, residents may create electives to suit their educational needs. Some of the electives already established are as follows:

  • Outpatient Psychiatry (both general and/or targeted at a specific patient population such as trauma, pain management, women, bariatric surgery, cancer, etc.)
  • ECT (leading to certification)
  • College Student Outpatient Service (at a local university)
  • Forensic Psychiatry (at the county jail)
  • Administrative Psychiatry (focused on helping residents gain a better understanding of managed care and involving interaction with medical directors of several local organizations)
  • PTSD Outpatient Clinic at VA
  • Adult Partial Hospital Program
  • Geriatric Psychiatry
  • Child Summer Partial Treatment
  • Community Psychiatry
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Outpatient Psychiatry
  • Research (with selected faculty)
  • Toxicology
  • Substance Abuse (both inpatient and intensive outpatient)
  • Psychological Testing
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