Department of Psychiatry
School of Medicine Queen's University


Post-Graduate Year 1

This basic clinical year (PGY-1) is designed based on the Royal College Guidelines.

Our goal is to provide residents with introduction to the Department of Psychiatry and the areas of medicine relevant to a career in psychiatry. The rotations are selected to also facilitate success on the Medical Council of Canada Qualifying Examination Part II  requirements.


The PGY 1  rotation is comprised of rotations in Adult General Psychiatry, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Family Medicine, ER Medicine, Pediatrics and Geriatric Medicine.

Elective time is offered in specialized psychiatry, rehabilitation medicine, research and other specialized areas of interest.

Academic Program
PGY 1 Residents attend teaching and academic activities provided by their off service rotations.  If residents are free, they are encouraged to attend the weekly Psychiatry academic program teaching (see academic program).