Quinnipiac University Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine

Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine Curriculum

Quinnipiac University’s Rural Psychiatry Residency program offers a broad range of training to prepare residents for whatever practice environment or professional goals they choose. Psychiatry residents are exposed to a flexible curriculum that allows residents to tailor their experience to prepare them for independent practice, ongoing training and leadership opportunities from an institution with extensive experience in graduate medical education.

Innovative and Resident-Centric Curriculum


The innovative curriculum within the Rural Psychiatry Program provides residents with a broad scope of educational experiences that prepares them to continue their training or excel in whatever practice environment they pursue. We offer excellent resources alongside a wide range of opportunities for individualized learning and training. 

Our program features a half day each week of dedicated time for didactic learning from psychiatry faculty and community providers. Didactics include various seminars and workshops, tutorials, hands-on learning, simulation sessions and resident activities including journal club, professionalism, wellness and scholarship.

Residents have multiple experiences in inpatient and outpatient settings, psychotherapy training, community engagement, as well as multiple elective and supervisory opportunities to prepare for independent practice.

Training is designed to build a strong foundation for rural psychiatric practice and leadership.

Core rotations include:

  • Internal Medicine
  • Inpatient Psychiatry
  • Neurology
  • Consultation Liaison Psychiatry

Core rotations include:

  • Emergency Psychiatry
  • Inpatient Psychiatry
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Addiction Psychiatry
  • Geriatric Psychiatry
  • Consultation Liaison Psychiatry
  • Elective

Core rotations include:

  • Outpatient Psychiatry
  • Community Psychiatry experiences

Core rotations include:

  • Service Chief Rotation
  • Outpatient Psychiatry
  • Electives

We are able to tailor the residency experience to your individualized learning needs and professional goals. Residents are offered various elective opportunities.

Potential electives include:

  • Addiction Psychiatry
  • Administrative Psychiatry
  • Adolescent Intensive Outpatient Program
  • Adolescent Partial Hospitalization Program
  • Adult Intensive Outpatient Program
  • Adult Partial Hospitalization Program
  • Child Extended Day Treatment
  • Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
  • Community Psychiatry
  • Consultation Liaison Psychiatry
  • Couples and Family Therapy
  • Dialectical Behavioral Therapy
  • Dual Diagnosis Intensive Outpatient Program
  • Emergency Psychiatry
  • Geriatric Psychiatry
  • Inpatient Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Integrated Care
  • Outpatient Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Research
  • Telepsychiatry

Forensic psychiatry and community psychiatry experiences are embedded in various rotations throughout training, as are scholarship opportunities, quality improvement projects and safety initiatives.

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Dr. Remy A. Sirken, MD

Founding Program Director, Rural Psychiatry Residency

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

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Diane Slosser

Program Coordinator, Rural Psychiatry Residency

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