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SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Residency Program

Didactics 2015-2016

  • PGY-1
  • PGY-2
  • PGY-3
  • PGY-4
Dates Time Sessions Course Name Instructor
7/9/15 1-3 pm 1 Overview of curriculum and BPS model Dr. Garrett
7/9/15 3-5 pm 1 Meeting with Max Dr. Lichtenstein
7/16/15 - 8/13/15 2 hours 5 Essentials of rapport building - MSE Dr. Berkowitz
7/16/15 1-3 pm 1 The 30 minute interview Dr. Garrett
7/23/15 - 8/6/15 3-5 pm 3 Talking to patients Dr. Goldfinger
8/13/15 - 8/27/15 1-3 pm 3 Emergency Psychiatry Dr Saha
Dr Weekly
8/13/15 3-5 pm 1 Faculty interview Dr. Myers
8/20/15 - 9/3/15 3-5 pm 3 Faculty interview Dr. Goldfinger
9/10/15-12/24/15 3-5 pm 3 Peer interview Dr. Goldfinger
9/3/15 & 9/10/15 2-3 pm 2 Teaching how to teach Dr. Myers
9/17/15 & 9/24/15 2-3 pm 2 Cultural psychiatry Dr. Hindi
10/15/15 - 11/19/15 2-3 pm 6 History of Psychiatry Dr. Iqbal & Dr. McCarthy
8/27/15 - 9/3/15 1-2 pm 2 Introduction to Psychopharmacology Dr. Flesher
9/10/15 - 10/15/15
(Except Oct 1 & 8)
1-2 pm 2 Psychopharmacology - Psychosis Dr. Tabor
10/22/15 - 11/19/15 1-2 pm 5 Psychopharmacology - Mood and Anxiety Dr. Herbert
12/3/15 & 12/10/15 1-2 pm 2 Psychopharmacology - Addiction Dr. Herbert
12/24/15 & 12/31/15 1-2 pm 2 Psychopharmacology - Children Dr. Q Rahman
1/7/16 1-2 pm 1 Psychopharmacology - Dementia Dr. Reinhardt
13/3/15 - 12/31/15;
1/7/16
(Except Dec 17 - MYR)
2-3 pm 5 Biopsychosocial formulation Dr. Saunders
Dr. Feola
1/7/16 3-5 pm 1 Introduction to Forensics Dr. Owen
1/14/15 - 1/28/15 1-2 pm 3 Introduction to Child Psychiatry Dr. Galanter
2/4/16 & 2/11/16 1-2 pm 2 Patients dying of suicide Dr. Myers
1/21/16 4-5 pm 1 Introduction to Rehab Dr. Carlos Rodriguez-Perez
12/31/15 3-5 pm 1 Introduction to Human Development Dr. O'Keefe
1/14/16 2-5 pm 1 Sexual history Dr. Dunn
2/18/15 - 3/31/16 1-2 pm 7 Overview of psychotherapy Dr. Myers
1/28/16 & 2/4/16 4-5 pm 2 Introduction to Addiction Psychiatry Dr. Whitley
2/11/16-5/5/16 4-5 pm 13 Psychopathology Dr. Saunders
5/12/16
5/19/16
4-5 pm
1-2 pm
2 Introduction to social work Ms. Salmieri
1/21/16 - 3/10/16 2-4 pm 8 Psychiatric aspects of GMC Dr. Vis/Saunders
3/17/16 - 4/14/16 2-4 pm 5 C/L psychiatry Dr. Vis
Dr. Tusher
Dr. Ostrovskaya
4/7/16 - 5/12/16 1-2 pm 6 Introduction to psychodynamic principles Dr. Garrett
4/21/16 - 6/9/16 2-4 pm 7 APA and Maudsley's Guidelines Dr. H, Dr. McCarthy, Dr. Reinhardt, Dr. Flesher
5/19/16 - 6/9/16 3-5 pm 3 First Episode Psychosis Dr. Toteja
6/2/16 - 6/9/16 1-2 pm 2 Introduction to Research Dr. Cukor
Dr. Saunders
Dates Time Sessions Course Name Instructor
Jul 9 – Aug 27 0900 – 1030 8 Geriatric psychiatry Dr. Janardhanan
Jul 9 – Jul 23; Aug 6 & 13; Aug 27 – Oct 22 (Except Oct 1 and 8) 1030 – 1145 12 Human development Dr. Hittelman
Jul 9 – Sep 10 2 – 3 pm 10 Child Psychiatry Dr. Galanter and Team
Jul 9 & Jul 16 3 – 4 pm 2 Ethics Dr Klitzman
Jul 23 – Sep 3 3 – 4 pm 7 Forensic Psychiatry Dr Owen and Team
Sep 10
Sep 17 & 24
Oct 15 – Nov 19
3 – 4 pm
2 – 4 pm
2 – 3 pm
1
2
6
Emergency psychiatry Dr. Bruny
Jul 30 & Aug 20
Oct 15 & Nov 12
Dec 3
1030 – 1200
3 – 5 pm
2 – 3 pm
2
2
1
Article review Dr. Goldfinger / Gopinath / Cukor
Sep 3 – Sep 24;
Oct 29 – Nov 19
0900 – 1030
1030 - 1145
4
4
Research methodology Dr. Schooler and Team
Oct 15 – Nov 19 0900 - 1030 6 Pathophysiology and Management of schizophrenia Dr. McCarthy
Oct 22 – Nov 5
Nov 19 – Dec 24 (Except Nov 26 & Dec 17)
Feb 25 – Apr 14 (Except Apr 7)
3 – 5 pm 3
4
7
One way mirror interviewing Dr. Huangthaisong
Dec 3 – Jan 14 (Except Dec 17) 0900 – 1030 6 Personality disorders Dr. Feola
Dec 3 – Dec 31 (Except Dec 17) 1030 – 1200 4 TBD Dr Michelle Pato
Jan 7 – Feb 18 10.30-11.45 am 7 Supportive psychotherapy Dr. Myers
Dec 10 – Feb 4 (Except Dec 17) 2-3 pm 8 Psychopharmacology Mood and Anxiety Dr. Coplan
Feb 11 – Mar 3 2 – 3 pm 4 Psychopharmacology Psychosis Dr McCarthy
Mar 10 & 17 (Combined class PGY 2 & 3) 2 – 3 pm 2 Psychopharmacology Stimulants Dr Toteja
Mar 24 & 31 (Combined class PGY 2 & 3) 2 – 3 pm 2 Psychopharmacology Dementia Dr Reinhardt
Jan 21 – Mar 24 0900 – 1030 10 Addiction psychiatry Dr. Whitley and Team
Dec 31 – Jan 21 3 – 5 pm 4 Motivational interviewing Dr. Branch
Mar 3 – Apr 21 1030-1145 8 Phenomenology of psychosis Dr. Garrett
Mar 17 – May 5 (Except Apr 7) 3 – 5 pm 7 Ethics Dr Powderly and Team
Mar 31 – Jun 2 (Except May 26) 0900 - 1030 9 Becoming a therapist Dr. Friedman
Apr 14
Apr 21 – Jun 9 (Except May 26)
1 – 3 pm
2 – 3 pm
1
7
Neuroscience Dr. Saunders
Apr 28 – Jun 2 (Except May 26) 1030 – 1145 5 Group therapy Dr. Wieder
Apr 21 – May 12 1 – 2 pm 4 Trauma and development Dr. Singh
Apr 21 – May 5 3 – 4 pm 3 Neuropsychological testing Dr Nakhutina
May 12 – Jun 9 (Except May 17) 3 – 5 pm 4 Psychological testing Dr. Schmerler
Jun 9 0900 - 1145 1 Community Psychiatry – ACT Team Mr. Jonathan Kessler
Dates Time Sessions Course Name Instructor
Jul 9, 16, Aug 6, 13
Jul9, 16
Aug 6
0900 – 1030
3 – 5
4 – 5
4
2
1
Psychodynamic diagnosis Dr. Garrett
Jul 23; Aug 6, 13
Aug 20, Sep 3
2 – 3 pm
0900 – 1030
3
2
Classic PTSD Dr Cukor
Jul 9 – Jun 9 (Except Holidays) 1030 – 1145 42 One way mirror psychodynamic interviewing Dr. Green
Jul 9, 16; Aug 20 – Nov 19 (Except Aug 6, 13; Oct 1 and 10)
Jul 23 & Jul 30
2 – 3 pm   0900 – 1030 14   2 Psychopharmacology case vignettes Dr. Huangthaisong
Jul 23 – Dec 3 (Except Oct 1, 10; Nov 26, Dec 17) 3 – 4 pm   17   CBT Supervision Dr. Friedman
Dec 10 – Mar 17 (Except Dec 17) 0900 – 1030 14
Jul 23 – 30 4 – 5 pm 2 Genogram Dr Singh
Sep 10 – Dec 3 (Except Oct 1, 10, Nov 26) 0900 - 1030 10 Long term psychotherapy Dr. Myers
Oct 15 – Dec 3 (Except Nov 26) 4 – 5 pm 7 Object Relations Dr. Garrett
Dec 3 – Jan 14 (Except Dec 17) 2 – 3 pm 6 First Episode Psychosis – Novel insights Dr Toteja
Dec 10 – Mar 3 (Except Dec 17) 3 – 4 pm 12 Neurobiology of mood and anxiety Dr. Coplan
Dec 10 – Jan 14 (Except Dec 17) 4 – 5 pm 5 Treatment of Borderline pathology Dr. Indelicato
Jan 28 – Mar 3 (Except Feb 18 & 25) 4 – 5 pm 5 CBT for psychosis Dr. Garrett
Jan 21 – Feb 11
Feb 18 & 25
2 – 3 pm
4 – 5 pm
4
2
Neuroscience for psychiatrists Dr. Saunders
Feb 18 – Mar 3 2 – 3 pm 3 Suicide in physicians Dr. Myers
Mar 10 – Mar 17 (Combined class PGY2 & 3) 2 – 3 pm 2 Pharmacology of Stimulants Dr. Toteja
Mar 10 – May 5 (Except Apr 7) 3 – 5 pm 8 CBT for psychosis Mirror Dr. Garrett
Mar 24 – Mar 31 (Combined class PGY2 & 3) 2 – 3 pm 2 Pharmacology of Dementia Dr Reinhardt
Mar 24 – Jun 9 0900 – 1030 11 Advanced psychiatric interviewing Dr. Myers
Apr 14 1 – 3 pm 1 Vicarious Trauma Dr Q
Apr 21
Apr 28 – May 19
1 – 3 pm
1 – 2 pm
1
4
Treatment Resistant Schizophrenia and Mania & Pregnancy and Lactation Dr McCarthy
Apr 28 – May 19 1-2 pm 4 Community psychiatry PPOH
May 12 – Jun 9 (Combined class PGY2 & 3) 3 – 5 pm 4 Psychological Testing Dr. Schmerler
Jun 2 & 9 2 – 3 pm 2 Reproductive Psychiatry TBD
Dates Time Sessions Course Name Instructor
Jul 9 – Jun 9 (Except Holidays 1030 – 1145 42 One way mirror psychodynamic interviewing Dr. Green
Jul 9 & 16 0900 – 1030 5 Careers in psychiatry I Dr. Goldfinger
Jul 9 – Jul 30 2 – 4 pm 4 Hypnosis Dr. Viswanathan
Jul 23 – Aug 13 0900 – 1030 4 Behavioral management of Phobias Dr Cukor
Aug 6 – Nov 12 2 – 3 pm 13 Psychopharmacology of mood and anxiety disorders Dr Coplan
Aug 6 & 13 3 – 4 pm 2 Careers in psychiatry Dr. Goldfinger
Aug 20 & 27 0900 – 1030 2 Neurology – Seizures Dr Arthur Grant
Aug 20 – Sep 24 4 – 5 pm 6 Family Therapy Dr Z
Sep 3 3 – 4 pm 1 Neurology – Headaches and Facial Pain Syndromes Dr Y Anziska
Sep 10 0900 – 1030 1 Neurology – Ischemic Stroke Dr Baird
Sep 24 – Oct 29 (Except Oct 1 & 8) 0900 – 1030 4 Neuropsychological Testing Drs Ostroy & Nakhutina
Oct 15 – Jan 14 (Except Nov 26, Dec 17, 24 & 31) 4 – 5 pm 10 Administrative psych Dr. Merlino et al.
Oct 12 – 29 3 – 4 pm 3 Neurology – Dementia Dr Moreno
Nov 5 – 19 3 – 4 pm 3 Neurology – Movement Disorders Dr Cabassa
Dec 3 & 10 2 – 3 pm 2 Palliative/End of Life Care Dr Porosnicu
Dec 3 3 – 4 pm 1 Pain Management Dr Ganesan
Dec 24 – Jan 14 0900 – 1030 4 Human sexuality I Dr. Myers
Dec 24 – Feb 25 2 – 3 pm 10 Human sexuality II Dr. Friedman
Dec 24 – 31
Jan 7
3 – 5 pm
3 – 4 pm
2
1
American Psychological Association Video Series Dr Garrett
Jan 14 – 21 3 – 4 pm 2 Tele-psychiatry Dr Migona
Jan 21 – Feb 25 0900 – 1030 6 Affective Neurosciences Dr Saunders/Hindi
Jan 21 – Feb 25 4 – 5 pm 6 First Episode Psychosis – Novel Insights Dr Salimi
Jan 28 – Apr 21 (Except Apr 7) 4-5 pm 12 Couples therapy Dr. Myers
Mar 3 4 – 5 pm 1 Neurology – Hemorrhagic Stroke Dr Levine
Mar 10 – May 19 (Except Apr 7)
Apr 28
2 – 3 pm   2 – 4 pm 10   1 Advanced Psychopharmacology Dr Adebisi and Dr McCarthy
Mar 10 – Mar 31 4 – 5 pm 3 Sleep Disorders Dr Koziorynska
Apr 14 – May 5 1 – 2 pm 4 Brain Stimulation Techniques TBD
Mar 3 – May 12 0900 – 1030 11 Advanced psychodynamic readings Dr. Garrett
May 5 – Jun 2
Jun 9
3 – 4 pm
2 – 4 pm
5
1
Board prep Dr Flesher, Dr Zaveri, Dr Baweja
Holidays in 2015-2016:
07/02/15 - No classes
10/1/15 - PRITE
10/8/15 - IPS
11/26/15 - Thanksgiving
12/17/15 - Mid Year Review
4/7/2016 - Columbia Psychotherapy Exam
5/26/16 - End of Year review
6/16/16 - Annual Program Review and last day of classes

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