The Psychiatry Rotation is a required rotation which takes place in the R2 year of training. It consists of two, two week rotations in which the behavioral science and psychiatry faculty serve as the faculty educators. During the psychiatry rotation, the residents focus on mental health and behavioral health in an inpatient and outpatient clinic setting, including direct client care, self-study activities, and shadowing of specialty clinics related to mental health and behavioral health issues.

As part of the rotation, residents will develop a knowledge base for clinical decision making with mental health and substance abuse problems, including gaining skills to better manage patients with common acute and chronic issues warranting hospitalization, understanding indications for referral of treatment and discharge planning and developing competency in psychopharmacology, including indications for use, appropriate dosages, titration schedules, side effects, and serum level monitoring.