The Adult Residency Program in Psychiatry at Berkshire Medical Center is a four-year, ACGME accredited program.
First year rotations include: four blocks of internal medicine; two blocks of neurology, and seven blocks of inpatient psychiatry.
Second year rotations include: seven blocks of inpatient psychiatry; three blocks of clinical work divided into 2/3 inpatient substance psychiatry, 1/3 emergency psychiatry, and three blocks consulation liasion psychiatry.
Third year is fully devoted to outpatient psychiatry and provides for training in adult, child, adolescent and geriatric psychiatry and a rich set of chief residencies in inpatient psychiatry, consultation-liaison psychiatry, substance abuse treatment, psychopharmacology and clinical research and emergency psychiatry.
There are also a number of electives, including further training in: clinical research; grant-funded public health research; performance improvement, employee assistance services, suicide prevention services, college student counseling, sleep disorders, pain and co-morbid psychiatric disorders, advanced training in cognitive-behavioral therapy for anxiety disorders, advanced training in dynamic psychotherapy and advanced training in substance abuse treatment.
There is a rich curriculum of seminars taught throughout the four years that both meet and surpass the program requirements for certification in psychiatry. Didactic seminars take place twice each week.