The PGYI program is designed to provide residents with the medical experiences and skills that are most relevant to psychiatric practice. Residents spend four months on the medical services at MetroWest Medical Center in Framingham, MA, alongside categorical internal medicine residents. PGY1 residents also rotate for two months on the Neurology Consultation Service at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center. PGY 1 residents who are likely to enter a Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship may elect to complete one month of neurology at Boston Children's Hospital. Residents spend one month on a rotation in substance abuse at Cambridge Health Alliance, providing individual and group treatments for patients with substance use disorder in the outpatient and Intensive Outpatient Program setting.
Residents spend five months rotating at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center where they learn about the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of acutely ill psychiatric patients. Two months of this rotation are spent on the Deaconess 4 Inpatient Psychiatry service, and three months are spent alternating between the Emergency Psychiatric Service and Night Float call on the Deaconess 4 Inpatient Psychiatry Service.