Resident Learning Activities
This seminar, specifically designed for psychiatry interns, meets for two hours every week and addresses various “high-yield” topics for PGY-Is early in their postgraduate training. Seminar topics cover a wide range of material, including suicidality/dangerousness, the psychiatric interview, emergency psychiatry, cultural competence, psychotic disorders, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, personality disorders, child/adolescent psychiatry, evidence based medicine, catatonia, substance abuse, electroconvulsive therapy, vagus nerve stimulation, transcranial magnetic stimulation, psychotherapy, geriatric psychiatry, the DSM-IV-TR, the history of psychiatry and neuropsychological testing. In addition, this seminar also includes a “Program Director’s Rounds,” conducted by the training director and focusing on developing strong psychiatric interviewing skills. This seminar is run by faculty and the PGY-IVs.
The Psychiatry Journal Club meets once a month for one hour to review an article published in the American Journal of Psychiatry. Here, the principles of evidence based medicine are modeled as the paper’s validity (closeness to the truth), impact (size of the effect) and applicability (usefulness in clinical practice) are appraised by faculty and residents. This learning activity is for all levels of residents.
The Psychiatry Performance Improvement didactic was formerly known as Morbidity and Mortality (M&M). In each conference, a resident will work with a fellow resident to
present a complicated or interesting case to his or her fellow residents and
faculty members. They will lead a
discussion regarding positive or negative outcome, and any recommendations
regarding treatment decisions and/or any medical/legal issues involved in the
case. This conference should be a
vehicle to improve the quality of care of patients and should function as a
learning tool for both residents and faculty.
Psychiatry Grand Rounds
The department’s Grand Rounds meets for one hour twice a month from September through June. Guest speakers (and occasionally, faculty members) are invited to present information on various topics in psychiatry, often involving cutting-edge research and information.
The department’s residents meet with the chief resident (and occasionally, the program director and/or the departmental chair) for one hour twice a month to go over issues pertaining to the residency program and to address any resident concerns. This is open to all levels of residents.
Upper Level Resident Conferences
Currently under construction.