The first two years of training consist of various month-long rotations at both UCLA and the VA, with a few months spent at the Sepulveda VA and the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center intern year.
- The year consists of 13 blocks.
- 6 blocks are spent doing non-psychiatry rotations, which include the following: 1 block of Inpatient Medicine at the VA, 1 month of Emergency Medicine at the VA, 2 months of Ambulatory Medicine at the Sepulveda VA, 1 month of Neurology at the VA, and 1 month of Neurology (Epilepsy Unit) at UCLA.
- Residents with an interest in child and adolescent psychiatry can substitute one month of Ambulatory Medicine for Pediatric Urgent Care.
- 6 blocks are spent doing psychiatry rotations, which include the following: 2 months of inpatient Geriatric Psychiatry at UCLA, 2 months of inpatient Psychiatry at the VA, 1 month of Emergency Psychiatry at Harbor, and 2 blocks of 2 weeks of Night Float at UCLA, each of which is paired with 2 blocks of 2 weeks of vacation.