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ROTATIONS

 

July

Aug

Sept

Oct

Nov

Dec

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

June

PGY 1

Primary care

Neurology

Inpatient psychiatry

PGY 2

Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry

Emergency Psychiatry

Night float

Forensic/ Addiction

C&A psych

Geri

PGY 3

Outpatient Psychiatry: Center for Psychiatric Services

PGY 4

Inpatient/CL/ED Junior attending

Assertive community treatment/Women’s health/integrated medicine/Homeless shelter/Medication assisted treatment clinic

Electives

Outpatient Psychiatry: Center for Psychiatric Services

 

 


The first year curriculum prepares the resident for his/her future practice by providing a firm grounding in medicine and neurology and by learning the basics of adult psychiatry on the inpatient units and psychiatric emergency room

 

PGY 1

Primary Care

Emergency Medicine: residents will have the option to do one of their four primary care months in the OLOL emergency room, working shifts alongside the ER staff and Emergency medicine residency program.

Internal Medicine:  depending on the resident’s ultimate career goals, the resident can choose to do 1-4 months of internal medicine at Our Lady of the Lake, outpatient or inpatient rotations.  These rotations will occur with the LSU Internal Medicine program, under the supervision of their faculty.

Pediatrics:  depending on the resident’s ultimate career goals, the resident can choose to do 1-2 months of Pediatrics at Our Lady of the Lake in conjunction with the OLOL Pediatrics residents and faculty.  There is the option to do both inpatient and outpatient work during this time.

Neurology

Adult Neurology:  2 months of adult neurology will be done with the faculty of the Neuromedical Center.  The rotation will consist of consultation-liaison work at Our Lady of the Lake Hospital.

Psychiatry

Adult Inpatient Psychiatry:  residents will have 6 months of inpatient psychiatry on Our Lady of the Lake’s two adult inpatient units—1 North and St. Clare.  The focus of 1 North is primarily psychotic disorders and St. Clare's unit treats primarily affective, anxiety, and personality disorder issues.

 

PGY 2

In the second year curriculum, the resident will get exposure to a number of different psychiatric subspecialties, increasing his/her competence and confidence in these different settings with different populations. During the spring, each resident will complete 2 weeks of night float.

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry:  (1 month outpatient,1 month inpatient) During this rotation, residents work one month in the resident clinic seeing C&A outpatient consults, one month on the inpatient Child and Adolescent unit, and throughout doing child and adolescent consults in the hospital.

Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry:  (4 months total) Residents see inpatient consults within OLOL during this rotation.

Substance Abuse & Community Psychiatry:  (6 weeks total) Residents participate in the local community mental health clinic's 28 day inpatient rehabilitation program for two weeks, participate in a community addiction program from detox to sober living, and do two weeks focusing on the medication management of addiction. 

Geriatric Psychiatry:  (1 month) Residents do an inpatient rotation at a neighboring community hospital geriatric unit and will also be exposed to the procedure of ECT during this rotation.

Emergency Psychiatry:  (2 months) Emergency Psychiatry is done at the OLOL Emergency room with the faculty and OLOL COPE team.  Residents have the opportunity to assess, triage, and treat patients emergently.

Forensic Psychiatry: (2 weeks). This rotation is completed at the Elayn Hunt Correctional Center in St Gabriel, Louisiana.

In the spring of the PGY 2 year, each resident completes a month of night float.

PGY 3

In the third year curriculum, the resident will mainly be performing outpatient services in our resident clinic, perfecting their skills as physician prescribers and providers of psychotherapy services. Residents also rotate thru the night float system for a total of four to five weeks.

Outpatient Psychiatry (LSU-Our Lady of the Lake Clinic):  Residents will spend their time at the LSU-OLOL outpatient clinic seeing outpatients in a private practice setting, delivering both psychopharmacological treatment as well as offering psychotherapy. PGY 3 residents also do a total of 4 weeks of night float over the course of the academic year. One afternoon a week is protected for didactics, and another for psychotherapy supervision.

PGY 4

The fourth year curriculum is focused on preparing the resident for transition to independent practice.  Time will be spent serving as junior attending of the medical staff, as a teacher, as a supervisor, and in electives. Residents also continue with their patients in the outpatient clinic from the 3rd year, thus extending the continuity experience.

ACT and One Stop homeless shelter: residents will work 2 months with an ACT team, going into patients' homes and perform disability evaluations at the homeless shelter

Woman’s Health: residents will work in a specialty clinic for women with pre and post-partum mental health issues and substance use disorders.

Integrated Medicine: residents will work with an integrated team to provide remote population health management to people in a primary care clinic.

Medication assisted treatment: A new service within our resident clinic to offer support to people with addictive disorders. Services include medication, group therapy and case management. 

Junior Attending:  (2 - 4 months) Residents will serve in an attending role on either the inpatient, C-L service, or in the ED.

Outpatient (LSU-OLOL clinic): During the fourth year, residents will continue to spend about 1/3 of their time in the outpatient clinic, following some of their patients from the prior year to ensure a longitudinal experience, continuing to participate in psychotherapy supervision, and having one half day a week protected for didactics.

Electives: Residents can choose from any of the previous rotations they have already done or could choose to do such electives as Assertive Community Treatment, Clozapine specialty clinic, Research, Community Psychiatry, Addiction Medicine, Inpatient Psychiatry, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Psychotherapy, Assisted outpatient treatment program, private practice settings, and extra resident and medical student teaching, QI elective, a leadership development course and an independent study elective in integrative psychiatry. 

 

 

RESIDENT WORK HOURS, CALL, AND WEEKEND RESPONSIBILITIES 

 

CALL/NIGHT FLOAT

PGY 1 on psych

PGY 2

PGY 3

PGY 4

None

(Call for residents on non-psych rotations is at the discretion of the department you are rotating with)

Home call for all services every 7th Saturday 

In the Spring, one month of night float during the forensic rotation. 

Home call for all services every 7th Friday night

Two weeks of night float in the fall

 

Two weeks of night float in the Fall. 

 

 

WEEKENDS and HOLIDAYS

PGY 1 on psych                            

PGY 2

PGY 3

PGY 4

Work up to two weekends per month and get 6 days off per month.

Residents work holidays when on rotations that require weekend coverage

On CL, work every other weekend for the 4 month rotation

Work apprpoximately two OLOL holidays 

Back up the 2nd year residents on CL every 7th weekend.

Work one of 6 holidays at OLOL doing consults. 

 

Do not work weekends or holidays unless they choose an elective that requires it.

 


 

LSU-OLOL Psychiatry Residency Program
5246 Brittany Drive
Baton Rouge, LA 70808
Ph: 228-757-4212