The fourth year of training begins with the last four months of outpatient psychiatry rotations. At the conclusion of this outpatient experience, residents will generally move to a rotation in the child and adolescent psychiatry unit at University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. After a two-month rotation in child and adolescent psychiatry, residents return to internal medicine rotations for the remaining six months of the year.
Call obligations continue as in the third year according to the particular rotation, with two to three back-up calls per month on psychiatry and calls per individual rotation schedules on internal medicine.
By the beginning of this year, residents have completed the required number of continuity of care clinics to meet board certification requirements in internal medicine and can decided if they would like to continue working in these clinics.
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