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OUTLINE OF CLINICAL EXPERIENCES

The outline of clinical experiences during the four years of psychiatry postgraduate training are divided into thirteen 4-week blocks annually as follows:

PGY-1

6 blocks of adult inpatient psychiatry

4 blocks of medicine: emergency, family, internal and pediatric medicine

2 blocks of emergency psychiatry

1 block of neurology

PGY-2

2 blocks of child & adolescent psychiatry

1 block of geriatric consultation/liaison psychiatry

2 blocks of inpatient psychiatry at community site (TVBH)

2 blocks of inpatient psychiatry

3 blocks of emergency psychiatry

1 block of addiction psychiatry

1 block of neurology

1 block core selective (addiction, adult, child, consult, ED, geriatric, TVBH)

0.5 days of outpatient clinic per week during second half of academic year   

Electroconvulsive therapy experience

PGY-3

13 blocks of outpatient psychiatry

PGY-4

7 blocks of electives

1 block core selective (addiction, adult, child, consult, ED, geriatric, TVBH)

1 block of community psychiatry

2 blocks of consultation/liaison psychiatry

1 block of forensic psychiatry

1 block advanced inpatient psychiatry

0.5 days of outpatient clinic per week

Residents participate in outpatient experiences at hospital-based and community sites throughout their years of training. Our affiliated sites include the Veterans Administration Medical Center, Twin Valley Behavioral Healthcare, Nationwide Children’s Hospital and community mental health agencies.  

There are six fellowship opportunities at OSU available to psychiatry residents. The Department of Psychiatry and Nationwide Children’s Hospital offers fellowship training in child & adolescent psychiatry and forensic psychiatry. In addition, fellowship opportunities are offered in sleep medicine, pain medicine, palliative medicine, and college mental health.


The clinical experiences are flexible and designed to meet the individual resident’s educational needs. Residents with DO degrees may choose to fulfill requirements of the American Osteopathic Association Rotating Internship. Educational pathways are available to address residents desiring research integration, advanced psychotherapy training, and other interests.