The General Psychiatry residency program at the Medical University of South Carolina is designed to ensure that graduates possess sound clinical judgment, the requisite skills, and a high order of knowledge about the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of psychiatric disorders, and those medical and neurological disorders related to psychiatric practice. The program provides a thorough, well-balanced, and up-to-date presentation of the theories and knowledge base, including the associated psychological, sociocultural and neurobiological observations underlying all diagnostic and therapeutic procedures currently in use. The curriculum consists of a specific set of clinical experiences, classroom didactic instruction, and ample core elective time for developing more refined skills and experiencing other areas of interest.
The backbone of our didactic program is a year by year 3-4 hour a week seminar series that links the field's knowledge base to the technical aspects of patient care being learned in clinical settings. In addition, there are weekly Grand Rounds, service-specific case conferences, and journal clubs.