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Psychiatry Residency Training Program
 
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Residency Policies & Procedures
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IV. SELECTION AND ADMISSION PROCEDURES

Evaluation of Credentials and Performance of Applicants to the Three Year Program

  1. Applicants transferring from a training program in psychiatry:  The Training Director of the applicantís residency program will be contacted by telephone or e-mail (see Appendix F).  Specific information will be obtained about a) all clinical and didactic experiences for which the resident has received credit, b) the exact dates of these experiences (with special emphasis on the completion of neurology rotations), c) the residentís performance (fund of knowledge, clinical judgment), and d) the residentís professional integrity (empathy towards patients, professional interactions, motivation to learn).  This information may lead to suggestions for adjustment of the incoming residentís rotation schedule, depending on the degree to which the prior training is equivalent to that at the UW.  It is recommended that all this information be recorded on a standardized form.
  1. Applicants, transferring after a transitional year or another, approved non-psychiatric clinical internship year: A telephone contact with the Internship Training Director is recommended, and should be documented on the same form mentioned under 1 above.  Alternatively, a letter of reference from the Internship Training Director, certifying the training and addressing the issues of medical knowledge, clinical competency, and professionalism, is also acceptable.  The applicant will be responsible for documenting any credit for neurology rotations which he or she has obtained.
  1. Applicants who have completed residency training in another clinical specialty, or who have completed two or more years of training in another clinical specialty:  The applicant will be asked to either document Board Certification or obtain a letter of reference from their previous Training Director, certifying the prior training, and addressing the issues of medical knowledge, clinical competency, and professionalism.  The applicant will be responsible for documenting any credit for neurology rotations which she or he has obtained.

(Approved by the RESC on 10/2/96.)

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