Curriculum and Didactics

We believe the source of our residents' strong clinical capabilities is the extensive clinical experience they receive on rotation through the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine program at MetroHealth Medical Center. All requirements of the residency review committee of the ACGME and American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology are met or exceeded.

The links below provide an overview of our Psychiatry training program: 

Psychiatry resident didactics schedule includes a four-hour slot for major didactics that is offered each week on Wednesdays from 1 p.m. – 5 p.m. Additional sessions are at times offered during the noon hour on Wednesdays.

Schedule for the Educational Day for Residents

In-Person and Remote Learning via WebEx

  • 12 – 1 pm: Grand Rounds
  • 1 – 2 pm: Psychotherapy
  • 2 – 4 pm: Educational Module
    • July – September: Psychopharmacology, Neurology, PRITE review
    • October – December: CL Psychiatry, ED psychiatry, Addiction
    • January – March: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
    • April – June: Forensic, Geriatric, Miscellaneous (Biostats, Genetics, Ethics)
  • 4 – 5 pm: Critical Appraisal Club, Chief Resident meeting, Resident Professional Development, Resident Wellbeing activities

Didactics include:

  • Grand Rounds — One to two per month held on Wednesdays 12-1pm 
  • Journal Club — One per month (article topic related to psychiatry) 
  • Inpatient/Outpatient case conference series
  • Psychotherapy Lectures —weekly one hour
  • Psychopharmacology Lectures
  • Lectures on various psychiatry related topics including CL Psychiatry, Addiction, Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry, Emergency Psychiatry, Neurology, Forensic Psychiatry, Inpatient and Outpatient Psychiatry, public mental health, health care disparities and inequalities
  • Safety/QI curriculum
  • IDE curriculum
  • Resident professional development series
  • Cultural formulation
  • Movie club
  • Wellbeing and team building activities 
  • Multiple process groups for resident wellbeing being throughout the year

All our residents and faculty have access to Board Vitals Questions bank for Neurology, PRITE and ABPN boards and Vignettes to help them prepare for PRITE and Boards.

Training Overview


Intern Crash Course

First year residents receive a “Crash Course” in psychiatry that covers essential information including interview skills, mental status exam, documentation, professionalism,  mood disorders, psychotic disorders, dementia/delirium, substance use disorders, intro to psychopharmacology, suicide risk assessments, and ECT.

Clinical Rotations:

  • Five months inpatient psychiatry (Mood disorder unit & Thought disorder unit)
  • One month of Psychiatry Consult Liaison Service
  • Four months of medicine: Emergency medicine, Inpatient Internal Medicine, Outpatient Internal Medicine, Outpatient Family Medicine
  • One month Neurology


Clinical Rotations:

  • Six months Psychiatry Consult Liaison Service
  • Two months Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (including Autism Assessment Clinic)
  • One month ED Psychiatry
  • One month Forensic Psychiatry
  • One month Chemical Dependency
  • One month Inpatient Psychiatry
  • One month Neurology
  • Night Float


Clinical Rotations:

  • 12 months Outpatient Psychiatry: Adult Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry, Psychotherapy, Chemical Dependency, Correctional Psychiatry and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Night Float
  • Research/Administrative time


Clinical Rotations:

  • 6 months Senior Resident/Junior Attending: Inpatient/Psych ICU, Psychiatry CL service
  • 6 Months psychiatry electives (jail, addiction/MAT, ECT/TMS, geriatrics, Informatics, Population Health, research, neurology, sleep, women’s health, PRIDE clinic, etc.)
    Psychotherapy Clinics
  • Longitudinal Psychopharmacology Clinic through Recovery Resources
  • Chief/Research Time