Clinical rotations and didactic lectures in the first year are designed to equip residents with basic skills in psychiatry to build upon in future training. There is considerable emphasis placed on crisis management and diagnosis.
Other required rotations include two months of neurology and one month of Inpatient Internal Medicine. All are completed at the VA Medical Center; however, first year residents have an option to complete one of the two months of neurology at Arkansas Children’s Hospital.
The other three months are completed in outpatient primary care. First year residents spend one month each rotating through the VA ER and VA Urgent Care. The other month offers the option of VA Diagnostic Clinic or the General Pediatric Clinic at Arkansas Children’s Hospital.
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