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What Our Residents Have to Say

What Alumni of the Residency Program Have to Say

Dr. Laura LaPlante
PGY1 & PGY2
Dr. Laura LaPlante

What experiences will a Resident have in PGY1 at WPIC?
How do a resident’s experiences change in PGY2 at WPIC?
What types of call do PGY1 and 2 residents do at WPIC?
What support is offered to PGY1s and 2s at WPIC?
Dr. Richard Schenkelberg
PGY3 & PGY4
Dr. Richard Schenkelberg

What are the key clinical experiences in PGY3 at WPIC?
What are the key clinical experiences in PGY4 at WPIC?
How well do the Faculty support, supervise and mentor the Residents at WPIC?
From your perspective, what are the strengths of the Program at WPIC?
What do you personally feel you have gained most from training at WPIC?
Dr. Loren Sobel
Psychotherapy Training
Dr. Loren Sobel

In which modalities of psychotherapy are WPIC residents trained?
How easy is it to find time to see patients for psychotherapy training?
What are the best features of the psychotherapy supervision offered at WPIC?
Dr. Danella Hafeman
Child Track & Fellowship
Dr. Danella Hafeman


What are the differences between the Child Psychiatry Track and the General Psychiatry Track?
What is unique about training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at WPIC?
How does the WPIC Child Fellowship differ from others?
Drs. Nasuh Malas and Briana Sacco
Triple Board
Drs. Briana Sacco and Nasuh Malas


What is the Triple Board Program and what are the advantages of training in this way?
What are the strengths of the WPIC Triple Board Program?
Drs. Bruce Callister and Tamar Carmel
Family Medicine & Psychiatry
Drs. Bruce Callister and Tamar Carmel

Describe the UPMC Combined Family Medicine and Psychiatry Program.
What are the advantages of training in a Combined FM/Psych Program?
What are the main strengths of the UPMC Combined FM/Psych Program?
Dr. Laura McLafferty
AACE & Teaching
Dr. Laura McLafferty

What are the main strengths of the Thursday afternoon teaching at WPIC?
What improvements are planned for teaching at WPIC?
What educational opportunities are available outside of the Thursday afternoon teaching?
What is the AACE Track?
Drs. Brandon McKinney and Aaron KoenigPsychiatry Research Pathway
Drs. Brandon McKinney and Aaron Koenig


What range of research is being conducted at WPIC?
What are the opportunities to get involved with the research at WPIC?
How will things develop with the evolution of the Psychiatry Research Pathway at WPIC?