PGY 3 | Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center


The PGY-III year consists of rotations in the following areas:

  • Residents complete rotations in General Adult Outpatient Psychiatry (12 months)
  • 1 month full-time equivalent rotation in Child/Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Residents will also have ongoing exposure to patients in a Community Mental Health Setting at Federally Qualified Health Centers
  • Longitudinal outpatient psychotherapy experience


During the PGY-III year, residents complete rotations in General Adult Outpatient Psychiatry (12 months), and Child/Adolescent Psychiatry (1 month full-time equivalent rotation) with ongoing exposure to patients in a Community Mental Health Setting at Texas Tech University Student Health Center, VA and longitudinal geriatric psychiatry.  In addition, residents continue to have psychotherapy patients with a focus on supportive, psychodynamic and cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy.


  • Refine proficiency in full range of psychiatric assessment procedures.
  • Gain experience in diagnosis and treatment of the full range of ambulatory adults, adolescents and children with mental disorders.
  • Under direct attending supervision take a leadership role in supervising non-psychiatric colleagues from other programs (Geriatric, Primary Care/Internal Medicine/Family Medicine, and Pediatrics), and medical students.
  • Demonstrate competence in principles and skills of supportive, psychodynamic, and cognitive-behavioral psychotherapy, and attend the regularly scheduled didactic seminars.
  • Participate in Case Conference, Journal Clubs, and Grand Rounds.
  • Participate in clinical skills verification.

Each Tuesday all Residents will have Didactic training from 1:00 pm till 5:00 pm.

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Current PGY III Residents:


Shah Ali, MD

Shah Ali, MD

University of Texas-Rio Grande Valley-Edinburg, Texas

James “Coy” Bolton

James “Coy” Bolton, MD

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center-Lubbock

Michael X. Ji, MD

Michael X. Ji, MD

University of Texas Southwestern Medical School-Dallas, Texas

 Saad Nazir, MD

Jinnah Medical and Dental College-Pakistan

Joy Osaji, MD

Joy Osaji, MD

University of Jos Faculty of Medical Sciences-Nigeria

Wali Yousufzai, MD

Wali Yousufzai, MD

Balkh University Faculty of Medicine-Afghanistan