Sample schedule

 

July

August

Sept.

October

Nov.

Dec.

PGY1

Pratt 2

Psych ER

Med-Consult

Pratt 2

Med-ER

Neurology

PGY2

Pratt 2

Geriatrics

Pratt 2- ECT

Addictions

CL- Psychiatry

Tewksbury

PGY3

OPD-A

OPD-A

OPD-B

OPD-B

OPD-E

OPD-E

 

 

January

Feb.

March

April

May

June

PGY1

Addictions

Pratt 2

Med- Inpatient

Med-Inpatient

CL- Psychiatry

Neurology

PGY2

Tewksbury

Child

ER

CL- Psychiatry

Pratt 2

CL- Psychiatry

PGY3

OPD-C

OPD-C

OPD-C

OPD-D

OPD-D

OPD-D

 

PGY3 is broken up into 5 different outpatient blocks (OPD-A through OPD-E). Below is an example of the weekly schedule of a PGY3 on OPD-B.

 

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

AM

Resident Clinic

Cambridge District Court

Didactics

Community Psychiatry Rotation
Bay Cove
2nd and 4th Thursday

Resident Clinic

PM

Gen Psych Intake Clinic

Resident Clinic

Didactics

Lemuel Shattuck Hospital
Resident Clinic
1st, 3rd and 5th Thursday

Resident Clinic

 

PGY4 is dedicated to your chief role and any elective rotations you are interested in. The responsibilities of each PGY4 resident is different and their schedules highly vary depending on their role. 

Didactics

Didactics take place each Wednesday. For PGY-1 and PGY-2 residents, didactics take place from 12:00pm-5:00pm, and for PGY-3 and PGY-4 residents, didactics can be a full day, from 10:00am-5:00pm.

Didactics vary in content throughout the year, with both regular lecture courses and special topics with guest lecturers. Regular didactics series include: Psychopathology, Psychodynamics, Psychiatric Formulations, Interviewing, Psychopharmacology, Neuropsychiatry, Note Writing, Child and Adolescent Fellow series. Other specialty topics include:

  • Medical psychiatry
  • Geriatric Psychiatry
  • ECT
  • Religion and Psychiatry
  • Paraphilia
  • Board review/preparation
  • Cognitive Behavioral therapy and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Family/couples therapy
  • Group therapy
  • Cultural psychiatry

Moonlighting

There are many lucrative moonlighting opportunities in the Boston area and Tufts residents are allowed to moonlight (and many do) according to the following guidelines:

  • You may only moonlight if you are a US citizen or have a green card.
  • You must have a full Massachusetts license.
  • You must fill out the Tufts Medical Center moonlight authorization form and have it approved by Dr. Schindelheim and Tufts Medical Center Risk Management (if it is not approved by Tufts Medical Center Risk Management, you will be responsible for supplying your own malpractice insurance).
  • Your training director must know of ALL moonlighting activity.
  • You may not moonlight if you are on warning or probation.
  • You may do no more than 3 TOTAL moonlight calls per month.
  • You must be at least at the PGY III level.
  • You must submit copies of your monthly moonlighting schedule(s).