Fellowship training follows a developmental model of supervision, beginning with more supervision and oversight of the fellow’s activities and progressing to greater autonomy, with supervisors taking a more consultative stance. Furthermore, the training program is flexible and tailored to the fellow’s interests and needs. At the beginning of the academic year, the fellow meets with the director of training and deputy chief of psychiatry to identify personal goals within the competence areas identified by the program. Specific activities are then selected to achieve these goals, which allows for a customized fellowship curriculum.
The fellow attends weekly Grand Rounds in the Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. Grand Rounds include lectures, case reviews, and research presentations. Grand Rounds provides an opportunity to hear and meet nationally recognized experts in the fields of psychiatry and psychology as they present the most up-to-date information on a variety of topics.