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SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Residency Program

Didactics – Class 2013-2014

  • PGY-1
  • PGY-2
  • PGY-3 & PGY-4
Dates Time # Sessions Title Instructor
7/11/13 8:30-5pm 1 Meet the Faculty Dr. Goldfinger and Faculty
7/18/13-8/22/13 1-2pm 6 History of Psychiatry Dr. Dickerson
9/5/13-1/30/14 1-2pm 18 Psychopharmacology Series – Part I Dr. Coplan
2/6/14-4/3/14 1-2pm 9 Introduction to Psychotherapy Dr. Myers
4/10/14-6/12/14 1-2pm 9 Psychodynamic Principles Dr. Myers/Garrett
7/18/13-8/22/13, 9/19,10/3 2-3pm 8 Essentials of rapport building - MSE Dr. Berkowitz
8/29/13 1-3pm 1x2hr Introduction to Child Psychiatry I Dr. Galanter
9/5/13, 9/12/13 2-3pm 2 Introduction to Child Psychiatry II Dr. Galanter
10/17/13-12/12/13 2-3pm 10 BPS Formulation Dr. Feola/Saunders
12/19/13-2/27/14 2-3pm 10 Psychiatric Aspects of General Medical Conditions Dr. Viswanathan
3/6/14-4/17/14 2-4pm 6x2hr Essentials of Consult Liaison Psychiatry Dr. Viswanathan/Tusher/
Ostrovskaya
4/24/14-6/12/14 2-4pm 8x2hr Psychopathology I Dr. Saunders
7/18/13-7/25/13 3-4pm 2 Introduction to Emergency Psychiatry Diana/Cyrus
8/1/13 3-4pm 1 Introduction to Community Psychiatry Dr. Maddox
8/8/13-9/12/13 3-4pm 6 Emergency Room Psychiatry (1s and 2s) Dr. Bruny & Co.
9/19/13-11/21/13 3-5pm 8x2hr Faculty Interviews Dr. Goldfinger & Co.
12/5/13-2/27/13 3-5pm 12x2hr Peer Interviews Dr. Goldfinger & Garrett
8/8/13-9/12/13 4-5pm 6 Talking to Patients Dr. Goldfinger
7/18/13-8/1/13 4-5pm 3 Teaching How to Teach Dr. Brouette & Myers
7/11/13-9/19/13 5-6pm 11 PRITE Review Course Diana Kurlyandchik
3/6/13-4/3/13 4-5pm 4 Cultural Psychiatry Dr. Hindi
4/10/13-4/17/13 4-5pm 2 Introduction to Forensic Psychiatry Dr. Owen & Co
4/24/14-5/1/14 4-5pm 2 Introduction to Addiction Psychiatry Dr. Whitley

4-5pm Misc Courses: 3/6/14 - 6/12/14

  • Cultural Psychiatry (4) – Dr. Hindi
  • Intro to Addiction Psychiatry (~2 ) – Dr. Whitley
  • Intro to Community Psych (1) – Dr. Maddox, 8.1.2013
  • Intro to Forensic Psych (~2) – Dr. Owen & Co.
  • Sexual History Taking (~2) – Dr. Dunn/Friedman
  • Intro to Therapeutic Rehab (1) – Mr. Rodriguez
  • Intro to Social Work (~2) – M s. Salmieri
  • Peer Counseling (1) – Dr. Azuance

No Classes:

  • July 4, 2013 – Independence Day
  • September 26, 2013 – PRITE
  • October 10, 2013 – Institute on Psychiatric Services
  • November 28, 2013 – Thanksgiving
  • January 2, 2014 – Mid-Year Review
  • March 27, 2014 – Columbia Psychotherapy
  • May 29, 2014 – Annual Program Review
  • June 12, 2014 – last day of classes
Dates Time # Sessions Title Instructor (main)
7/11/13-8/30/13 9-10.15am 8 Pathophysiology and psychopharmacology of Schizophrenia Dr. McCarthy
9/5/13-11/7/13  9-10.15am 8 Geriatric Psychiatry Dr. Janardhanan
11/14/13-2/13/14 9-10.15am 12 Addiction Psychiatry and motivational interviewing Dr. Whitley
2/20/14-4/10/14 9-10.15am 7 Becoming a therapist Dr. S. Friedman
4/17/14-6/12/14 9-10.15am 8 Advanced Psychopathology; personality disorders Dr. Feola
         
7/11/13-9/19/13 10.30-11.45 11 Human development Dr.  Hittelman
10/3/13-12/5/13 10.30-11.45am 8 Research methodology Dr. Schooler
12/12/13-2/6/14 10.30-11.45am 8 Supportive psychotherapy Dr. Myers
2/13/14-4/24/14 10.30-11.45am 10 Subjective experience of psychosis Dr. Garrett
5/1/14-6/12/14 10.30-11.45am 6 Group psychotherapy Dr. Wieder
         
7/11/13-2/27/14 1-2 pm 23 Journal club
PGY2-4
Dr. Saunders
3/6/14-
6/12/14
1-2pm 13 Neuroscience Dr. Saunders
8/1, 9/5, 10/3,11/7, 12/5, 1/9, 2/6 12.15-2pm 7 Clash of the titans Various.
         
7/11/13-9/12/13 2-3pm 10 Child psychiatry Dr. Galanter
9/19/13-11/21/13 2-3pm 8 Forensic Psychiatry Dr. Owen
12/5/13-4/24/14 2-3pm 19 Psychopharmacology II Dr. D. Friedman
5/1/14-5/15/14 2-3pm 3 Introduction to psychological testing Dr. Feldman
5/22/14-6/12/14 2-3pm 3 PPOH Dr. Euler
         
7/18,7/25,8/8 3-4pm 3 Article review Dr. Goldfinger
8/1/13 3-4pm 1 Community psychiatry Dr. Maddox
8/15/13-9/12/13 3-4pm 6 Emergency Psychiatry Dr. Bruny
9/19/13-11/7/13 3.30-5pm 5 Psychodynamic formulation Dr. Sperber
11/14/13-12/26/13 3-5pm 5 Cultural psychiatry Dr Rao
1/9/14-2/27/14 3-5pm 8 Ethics Prof Herb
3/6/14-6/12/14 3-5pm 13 Psychiatric interviewing Dr. Huangthaisong
TBD 5-6pm TBD PRITE review Dr. Mathew

Dr. Michael Myer's classes

PGY 3
  • Introduction to Psychodynamic Psychotherapy (He wants it renamed as Long term psychodynamic psychotherapy) – 07/18/13 – 09/19/13 (10 classes) 9 AM – 10:15 AM.
  • Advanced Psychiatric Interviewing – 03/13/14 – 06/12/14 (13 classes) 9 AM – 10:15 AM.
  • Physician Health and Suicidology – 02/06/14 – 03/06/14 (5 classes) 9 AM – 10:15 AM.
PGY 4
  • Couples Therapy – 01/23/14 – 04/17/2013 (12 classes), 3 PM - 5 PM.
  • Human Sexuality II – 12/19/13 – 01/30/14 (6 classes), 9 AM – 10:15 AM.
  • Physician Health and Suicidology – 09/12-13 – 10/24/13 (5 classes) 3 PM – 4 PM.

Dr. Norma Green's Class

PGY 3 & PGY 4 (Joint class)
  • One way mirror Psychodynamic Psychotherapy – 07/11/13 – 06/12/14 (44 classes) 10:30 AM – 11:45 AM.

Dr. Steven Friedman's Classes

PGY 3
  • Cognitive Behavior Therapy – 07/11/13 – 10/03/13 (12 classes) 3 PM – 4 PM
  • CBT Supervision – 10/17/13 – 03/06/2014 (19 classes) 3 PM – 4 PM
PGY 4
  • Human Sexuality I (taught jointly with Dr. Marian Dunn) – 12/26/13 – 03/13/14 (11 Classes) 2 PM – 3 PM, the classes on 03/06/14 and 06/13/14 will be from 1 PM to 3 PM.

Dr. Kyle Arnold's Classes

PGY 3 & PGY 4
  • Theorists and Analysts – 10/03/13 – 12/12/13 (9 classes) 9 AM – 10:15 AM.
PGY 4
  • Client Centered Therapy (He requested it be named Person Centered Therapy) – 05/01/14 – 06/12/14 (6 classes) 9 AM – 10:15 AM.

Dr. Sabina Singh's Class

PGY 3
  • Trauma & Recovery – 04/03/14 – 05/22/13 (8 classes) 1 PM – 2 PM.

Dr. Michael Garrett's Classes

PGY 3
  • Object Relations Theory (12 classes) – 10/17/13, 10/31/13, 11/07/13, 11/14/13, 11/21/13, 12/12/13 these classes will be from 4 PM – 5 PM then subsequent classes are from 12/19/13 – 01/30/14 from 9 AM – 10:15 AM.
  • CBT for Psychosis (8 classes) – 12/19/13, 01/09/14, 01/16/14, 01/23/14, 01/30/14, 02/13/14, 02/20/14, 02/27/14; 4 PM – 5 PM.
  • CBT for Psychosis one way mirror (12 classes) – 03/13/14 – 05/15/14; 3 PM – 5 PM, classes on 05/22/14, 06/05/14, 06/12/14 will be from 2 PM – 4 PM.
PGY 4
  • Psychodynamic DSM 5 – 02/06/14 – 04/24/14 (12 classes), 9 AM – 10:15 AM.

Dr. Ramaswamy Viswanathan's Class

PGY 4
  • Hypnosis – 07/11/2013, 07/25/2013, 08/01/2013 (3 classes) 3 PM – 5 PM.
  • li>Introduction to DSM 5, 08/08/13 – 09/05/13 (5 classes) 3 PM – 4 PM.

Dr. Stephen Goldfinger's Classes

PGY 4
  • Careers in Psychiatry I (taught jointly with Dr. Jeffrey Feola) – 07/11/13 – 09/19/13 (11 classes) 9 AM – 10:15 AM.
  • Careers in Psychiatry II – 12/05/13 – 12/19/13 (3 classes) 2 PM – 3 PM.
  • Administrative Psychiatry II – 04/03/14 – 04/04/24/14 (4 classes) 1 PM – 2 PM.

Dr. Deval Zaveri / Dr. Sherif Ragab / Dr. Hassan Fathy's Class

PGY 4
  • Board Preparation – 04/24/14 – 06/12/14 (7 classes) 3 PM – 5 PM.

Dr. Abra Havens's Class

PGY 4
  • Family Therapy – 05/01/14 – 06/12/14 (6 classes) 1 PM – 2 PM.

Dr. Joseph Merlino's Class

PGY 4
  • Administrative Psychiatry I – 10/31/13 – 01/16/14 (10 classes) 3 PM – 5 PM.

Dr. Dillon Euler's Class

PGY 3
  • PPOH (7 classes) – 09/05/13, 10/03/13, 12/05/13, 02/06/14, 03/06/14, 05/22/14, 06/12/14; all classes are from 4 PM – 5 PM.

Dr. Jeremy Coplan's classes

PGY 3
  • Neurobiology of Mood and Anxiety disorders (22 classes) – 12/5/13 - 5/15/2014, 2 PM – 3 PM.
PGY 4
  • Psychopharmacology IV (18 classes) – 07/11/13 – 11/21/13, 2 PM – 3 PM.

Dr. Pongsak Huangthaisong's class

PGY 3
  • Psychopharmacology III (18 classes) 07/11/13 – 11/21/13, 2 PM – 3 PM.

Dr. Adebisi and Dr. McCarthy's class

PGY 4
  • Psychopharmacology V (11 classes) 03/20/13 – 06/12/13, all classes are from 2 PM – 3 PM except the class on 03/20/13 is from 1 PM – 3 PM.