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Broadlawns UnityPoint Psychiatry Residency Curriculum

Please note that in all programs, rotations and curriculum are subject to change.  Because our program is new, it is highly likely to change from year to year.

Year One
4 months Medicine, inpatient and ambulatory
2 months Neurology, inpatient and ambulatory
6 months Inpatient Psychiatry at Broadlawns and Lutheran

Weekly Didactics on Thursday morning

Didactics are shared with the PGY2’s (see below)


Year Two
4 months Inpatient Psychiatry at Broadlawns and the VA
2 months Child/Adolescent Psychiatry at UnityPoint
3 months Consultation and Liaison Psychiatry at Broadlawns and UnityPoint
1 month Addiction Psychiatry at Broadlawns and UnityPoint
1 month Geriatric Psychiatry at Broadlawns and UnityPoint
1 month Forensic and Correctional Psychiatry in the Iowa Department of Corrections
½ day/week of Outpatient Psychiatry at Broadlawns

Weekly Didactics on Thursday morning

The didactic curriculum is designed to complement rotations offered and will include training in interviewing and assessment, psychopharmacology, psychopathology, neurology, neuroscience and psychotherapy as well as subspecialties in psychiatry.   


Year Three
12 months Outpatient Psychiatry at Broadlawns and at UnityPoint
Will include training in pharmacotherapies, psychotherapies and integrated care

Weekly Didactics on Thursday morning

Didactics are shared with the PGY4’s (see below)


Year Four
PGY4’s will continue in some of their outpatient continuity clinics including psychopharm and psychotherapy treatments.  Half of the fourth year will be elective and residents will be encouraged to choose administrative work for at least a portion of their elective time.  This will allow for smooth transition to practice. 

Weekly Didactics on Thursday morning

The didactic curriculum is designed to complement rotations offered so will be focused in the third and fourth year on outpatient psychiatry across the lifespan including training in a variety of psychotherapeutic modalities as well as training in the provision of integrated care.  A seminar in administrative psychiatry will also be provided as will a transition to practice seminar. 

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