A Day in the Life of a Yale Psychiatry Resident

Ever wonder what it would be like to train at Yale? Get to know a typical day in life of a Yale resident through our residents' own words.

A Day in the Life of a PGY-1 Resident

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Hi, I’m Marilise, one of the new PGY-1 residents. I grew up in New York City, and I am happy to be closer to home once again at Yale. I felt comfortable here on my interview day and had the sense that no matter what career path I chose, the faculty would be supportive of my ideas and interests.

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A Day in the Life of a PGY-1 Resident

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Hi, my name is Gerrit. I sought to do my residency in the United States in order to broaden my clinical exposure, and become involved with cutting-edge psychiatric research. The residency program at Yale was my unambiguous first choice. I would encourage anyone who is interested in pursuing psychiatry residency to explore what Yale has to offer.

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A Day in the Life of a PGY-2 Resident

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Hi, I'm Christina. I think I knew that Yale was the place for me during the morning presentation on my interview day. I wanted a program that was strong in the basics but that also offered opportunities to become involved within the program, the community, and in national affairs. What has kept me happy at Yale is that the promise of individualized attention and opportunities has already been fulfilled.

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A Day in the Life of a PGY-2 Resident

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Hello there! My name is Ayana. I'm a second-year psychiatry resident at Yale. Originally, I planned to pursue a career in internal medicine, but became extremely passionate and interested in psychiatry, particularly studying Black populations that undergo chronic stress, triggering dependence on drug and alcohol and leading to depression, mood disorders, and/or psychotic disorders. I chose Yale because of its commitment to and success in recruiting the brightest, most interesting, diverse group of residents from around the globe.

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A Day in the Life of a PGY-3 NRTP Resident

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Hello, I'm Sarah. As a third-year resident, I am participating in the Neuroscience Research Training Program (NRTP). My schedule is roughly half research and half clinical work. I chose Yale because the program is colorful, dynamic, and integrated. The best thing about the Yale psychiatry residency is that you will be well supported to excel in the ways that matter most to you.

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A Day in the Life of a PGY-3 Resident

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Hi, my name is Tobias and I am a third-year resident in adult psychiatry. I was originally looking to move to New York for residency after spending so many years here in Connecticut for college and medical school. Then I came for my interview at Yale and loved it, so I had to do some rearranging. I chose Yale because I felt it was the best balance of everything I was looking for in a residency.

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A Day in the Life of a PGY-4 Resident

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My name is Michelanne. When I interviewed at Yale I was really impressed with the warmth and enthusiasm of the residents and faculty members I met, as well as the program’s strong commitment to education and research. Although I never imagined I would leave New York, I found that the experience I had interviewing at Yale combined with the undeniable strengths and reputation of the program made the move an obvious choice. I have thoroughly enjoyed my time as a psychiatry resident at Yale.

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