One half day per week throughout the four years will be dedicated to classroom education.  Formats such as lectures, discussion of assigned readings, case presentations, videos, skills practice, and live patient interviews will be employed.

Grand Rounds are held week on Wednesdays in the OLOL HVI Auditorium. These are a combination of formal presentation of new research, literature review of a topic, or an interesting case with review of the literature. The schedule is always available online here


Program Didactic overview


PGY 1 Tuesdays 3-5, Thursdays, 4-5

Introduction to DSM and Nosology, 20 session

Psychiatric Interviewing, 20 sessions

Introduction to Psychopharmacology, 15 sessions

Introduction to Social psychiatry, 5 sessions


PGY 2 Tuesdays 3-5, Thursdays 4-5

Neuroscience, 14 sessions

Neuropsychiatry, 10 sessions

Cultural competency, 20 sessions

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 20 sessions

Supportive Psychotherapy, 10 sessions

Addiction psychiatry, 18 sessions

Introduction to Psychodynamic therapy, 6 sessions

Introduction to CBT, 16 sessions

Recovery theory, 6 sessions


PGY 3, 1-5 PM Thursdays

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, 30 sessions

Psychodynamic therapy, 20 sessions

Biologic Psychiatry, 20 sessions

Existential therapy, 10 sessions

Ethics, 10 sessions

Academic writing course, 8 sessions

Women's health, 5 sessions

Series of psychotherapy workshops


PGY 4, 1-5 PM Thursdays

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, 20 sessions

Psychodynamic therapy, 20 sessions

Biologic Psychiatry, 20 sessions

History of Psychiatry, 5 sessions

Narrative medicine course, 20 sessions

Positive psychology, 10 sessions

Teaching and learning, 2 sessions


Combined PGY 1 through 4

Journal club, 15 sessions

Quality Improvement, 10 sessions

Wellness 10 sessions

Transition to practice, 5 sessions



LSU-OLOL Psychiatry Residency Program
5246 Brittany Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Ph: 225-757-4212