Department of Psychiatry
School of Medicine Queen's University

Elective Program (Postgraduate Years 2-5)

Elective time provides the residents an opportunity to consolidate their general psychiatry or sub-specialty training.  Our Program has applied to the Royal College for approval of Subspecialty training which will be offered in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry and Forensic Psychiatry.  

Electives include inpatient and outpatient general adult psychiatry, collaborative mental health care services, forensic psychiatry, research projects, psychotherapy, psychogeriatrics, psychoses, mood and disorders, consultation-liaison, eating disorders, concurrent disorders, emergency psychiatry and a growing number of other options.

Examination Preparations
PGY 5s preparing for the RCPSC are provided the opportunity to practice long case interviews (Stacers) and PDMs (Phenomenology, Diagnostic  and Management) examinations with members of the Department.  PGY5 residents have the opportunity of creating their academic half day as part of their preparation for the final Royal College examinations