PGY 3 Year

The third year of training (PGY3) marks a transition for our residents as they shift from working primarily in inpatient settings to primarily outpatient settings and begin to function independently as psychiatrists. Each PGY3 (and PGY4) resident has an office in the Residency Education and Training Suite on the 1st floor of the New York State Psychiatric Institute and is given primary responsibility for patient care with individual supervision from faculty. Most of their patients will be from the Psychiatric Institute Resident Clinic (PIRC). During this academic year (2023-2024), PGY3 and PGY4 residents will work in person and on site in the clinic, with the flexibility to treat patients via telehealth based upon their individual treatment goals and needs.

Residents are trained in many forms of outpatient treatment during the third year, including advanced psychopharmacology and multiple psychotherapeutic modalities, including cognitive behavioral, interpersonal, dialectical-behavioral, supportive, and psychodynamic psychotherapy. We take pride in the quality and amount of supervision provided to PGY3 residents in these modalities. In addition to supervision, residents have daily didactic sessions building on themes first explored as PGY1s and PGY2s. Twenty percent of the year is set aside as a selective. During this time residents may pursue a specific research interest or receive more intensive training in college mental health, public psychiatry, or psychotherapy. 

Call Responsibilities for PGY3s

During the third year, residents return to the New York Presbyterian Hospital Psychiatric Emergency Room where they share night team and weekend call with on-site supervision from an attending physician.