A Day in the Life of a Resident

Curious to know what it’s like to a be a resident at our program? Check out a typical day in the life of a PGY1, PGY2, PGY3, or PGY4 psychiatry resident, written in their own words!  
A Day in the Life of a PGY-1 Resident

Jawad Husain, MD
Class of 2021

Hi, my name is Jawad Husain. I’m a PGY-1 resident who stayed on board after completing medical school at BU.

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Edom Seyoum, MD
Class of 2023

Hi, my name is Edom Seyoum and I am a PGY-1 at the Boston University Medical Center General Psychiatry Residency Program. Like many other psychiatry programs, our intern year is split between psychiatry rotations and off-service rotations.

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A Day in the Life of a PGY-2 Resident

Joanne Lataillade, MD
Class of 2020

Hello!  My name is Joanne Lataillade and I’d like to tell you about my PGY2 year!  PGY-2 year is a nice change in that the year transitions to Psychiatry training solely.

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Alexander Chang, MD
Class of 2022

Hi, my name is Alex Chang, and I’m a PGY-2 resident. During 2nd year, we start doing only psychiatry rotations. We also get 1 elective month, which can be either utilized for research time or an international elective. In fact, I’m writing this now while on my away rotation in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

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A Day in the Life of a PGY-3 Resident

Amanda von Horn, MD
Class of 2019

My name is Amanda von Horn, and I’m a PGY3 resident at BU. We work exclusively in the outpatient setting during our third year of residency, which is different than the mostly-inpatient work we do during intern and PGY2 year.

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Emmalee Boyle, MD
Class of 2021

My name is Emmalee Boyle and I am a PGY-3 Resident at BMC. What I have enjoyed most about 3rd year of residency is the development as both a therapist and a psychiatrist.

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A Day in the Life of a PGY-4 Resident

Anitha Dayalan, MD
Class of 2018

Hi, my name is Anitha Dayalan and I’m currently a PGY-4 resident. Fourth year is the best year of training, obviously because it’s the last year, but also because you have so much flexibility in your schedule to pursue your own individual interests.

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Joanne Lataillade, MD
Class of 2020

Hello! My name is Joanne Lataillade and I’d like to tell you about my PGY4 year! PGY-4 year is a nice change in that the year focuses on Psychiatry electives of the resident’s own choosing.

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