Please note that this is a general schedule. The specific order of monthly rotations within the year may vary.

Intern Year

Both interns will spend 13 blocks on pediatrics with three weeks of vacation. There will be three pediatric continuity clinics and one mental health integration clinic per month, based on rotation. 

Rotations this year will be as follows, in no particular order:

ED NS/Advocacy Wards
Wards Endocrinology SHF
NICU WBN PICU
ID Adolescent NS/MHI
Selective (vacation)

ED = Emergency Department
NS = Night Shift
SHF = Safe and Healthy Families
PICU = Pediatric Intensive Care Unit
NICU = Neonatal Intensive Care Unit
WBN = Well Baby Nursery
ID = Infectious Disease
MHI = Mental Health Integration

PGY 2 Year

Our residents start their second year on June 24, with an orientation to general psychiatry. There will be three pediatric continuity clinics per month and one mental health integration clinic per month, as rotation allows. There is one full day of didactics per week on adult psychiatry, and ½ day per week on child psychiatry. 

Resident A B
July IP Adult IP Adult
Aug IP Adult IP Adult
Sept IP Adult IP Adult
Oct Night Shift Neuro
Nov Neuro Night Shift
Dec CAP IP IP Adult
Jan IP Adult CAP C-L
Feb CAP IP CAP C-L
Overlap CC/Study CC/Study
Block Lahey NICU/WBN
Block NICU/WBN Lahey
May CAP C-L IP CAP
June CAP C-L IP CAP


Psych IP Adult: Adult inpatient
Neuro: Adult neurology
CAP IP: Child & adolescent psychiatry inpatient
CC/Study: Extra continuity clinic and study elective
Lahey: Heme/oncology wards
NICU/WBN: Well baby nursery senior and neonatal intensive care month
CAP C-L: Child consult service at Primary Children's

PGY 3 Year

July - December on pediatrics and child psychiatry:

Resident A B
Block 1 ED ED
Block 2 Wards PICU
Block 3 Wasatch Elective
Block 4 Wasatch Wards
Block 5 PICU Wasatch
Block 6 Elective Wasatch
Overlap Study/CC Study/CC
Jan - June: See Below

*Wasatch: Residential child and adolescent psychiatry rotation

During this six-month period, residents will have three pediatric continuity clinics per month, and one pediatric mental health integration clinic per month, with 1/2 day per week of psychiatry didactics

PGY 3-4, January - December on Adult Psychiatry

During this continuous year, the triple board residents will be able to do a variety of outpatient and consultative experiences. The following are required:

  • One month adult inpatient C-L at University Hospital (January or December)
  • "Super Call" supervisory experience
  • Resident Continuity Clinic at UNI outpatient clinic
  • Mental Health Integration with children and adults at Sugarhouse Family Medicine clinic

The following are elective opportunities:

  • Outpatient and telemedicine through the VA health center
  • The "Blue Clinic" MHI experience at the VA
  • University of Utah Counseling Center
  • Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah outpatient C-L
  • HIV clinic outpatient C-L
  • Telemedicine with rural community mental health
  • Psychotherapy elective

During the PGY 3/4 adult psychiatry year, there will be two pediatric continuity clinics per month and two pediatric MHI clinics per month. There is one day per week of psychiatry didactics.

PGY 4 Year

Jan-June ED Elective Wards Neuro Adolescent U-NICU

The residents will have two pediatric continuity clinics per month, two pediatric MHI clinics per month, and 1/2 day of psychiatry didactics per week.

PGY 5 Year

July-Dec Outpatient child psychiatry combined with multiple selectives

During this year, the residents will have general child psychiatry outpatient continuity clinic at least three to four half days per week. They will have one day per week of MHI experiences, and two pediatric continuity clinics per month. In addition, there are electives that provide exposure to such populations as children with autistic disorders, the preschool years, substance abusing and at-risk teens, persons with developmental disability and genetic disorders, adolescents and teens with court system involvement, traumatized children, and rural psychiatry/tele-psychiatry opportunities. 

Most residents will find that instead of the required two hours of supervision a week, they will have four to five hours a week depending on their interests and electives chosen.

Pediatric Continuity Clinic

Before you are a resident, you will have the opportunity to choose from a variety of different clinical settings which will be your outpatient pediatric home for the next five years. The different opportunities include South Main Clinic, which is a predominantly underserved Spanish-speaking population. University Pediatric Clinic is a university-based clinic where your patient experience ranges from treating refugees to the children of professors and other university employees. Teen Mom Clinic offers pediatricians the chance to practice both well and sick child visits along with becoming familiar with adolescent medicine. 

There are a variety of private clinics with excellent pediatric attendings to choose from as well.

Psychiatry Didactics

PGY-1 residents can attend 1/2 day per week of psychiatry didactics on non-ward months.

PGY-2 residents have one day per week of adult psychiatry didactics while on adult psychiatry, and 1/2 day per week of child psychiatry lectures or pediatrics.

PGY-3/PGY-4 residents attend senior adult psychiatry lectures for both years, attending all of them while on adult outpatient psychiatry and as able while on pediatrics.

PGY-5 residents attend all child psychiatry lectures Wednesday afternoons as well as child psychotherapy seminars Friday mornings starting in the fall.

Schedule

Pediatrics: General hours vary depending on rotations: outpatient rotations are generally 8am to 5:30pm weekdays. On inpatient rotations, residents generally work 6am to 6pm with four days off per month. On outpatient, there is an infrequent weekend cross cover for one of the inpatient teams.

Adult Psychiatry:  General hours are from 7:30 to 8am to approximately 5 to 6pm, Monday through Friday. Saturday or Sunday rounds may be required while on some rotations. Some rotations require evening clinics once per week. The emergency psychiatry rotation requires evening/night shifts.

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Rotations: General hours are from 7:30 to 8am to approximately 5 to 6pm, Monday through Friday. Saturday or Sunday rounds may be required while on some rotations. Short term, there may be a once-per-week evening clinical experience.

All rotations must comply with current ACGME requirements:  Work hours must be limited to 80 hours per week, averaged over a four-week period, inclusive of all in-house call activities. Residents must be provided with one day in seven free from all educational and clinical responsibilities, averaged over a four-week period, inclusive of call. One day is defined as one continuous 24-hour period free from all clinical, educational, and administrative activities. A 10-hour time period for rest and personal activities must be provided between all daily work periods.

On-Call Schedule

Pediatrics: Every fourth to fifth night, depending on the rotation, utilizing a night shift for most rotations

Adult Psychiatry: One to five calls per month, depending on the year of training

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: Second year: Six month child psychiatry rotation on call one weekend per month.

Fifth year: Twelve month child psychiatry rotation on call four weekends a year. Call consists of taking phone calls for the weekend, and admitting up to four new patients per day. Call is done in partnership with an on-call faculty member, who also comes in on the weekend.

Last revised April 2016

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Kristi Kleinschmit, MD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry
Program Director, Triple Board Residency
Program Director, Child & Adolescent Training Program

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Jessie Skriner
Phone: 801-587-3543
Email: jessie.skriner@hsc.utah.edu