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Psychiatry Residency Training Program
 
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Residency Policies & Procedures
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V. CLINICAL ROTATIONS

Attending/Resident General Policies

  1. There should be equity between sites regarding attending functions so that each site is suitable for beginning as well as more experienced residents.
  2. There should be a minimum of three patient interviews during a three month rotation conducted by the Attending, and observed by the Resident, and a similar number conducted by the Resident, and observed by the Attending.  The interview should last at least thirty minutes.  These interviews are in addition to the one hour of supervision.  This requirement reflects the importance of modeling, and providing feedback in the interview situation.
  3. Inpatient attending duties should represent at least one half-time clinical position.  Good inpatient care and teaching requires a minimum of this commitment.  The occurrence of resident difficulties, patient emergencies, care planning meetings, and other important teaching functions take considerable time.  While this time commitment in itself does not guarantee good attending teaching, it makes the Attending less hurried, and provides an atmosphere that enhances the development of a good attending-resident relationship.  The attending becomes a vital part of what occurs on the ward.  There are important roles for faculty providing lesser time commitments in the inpatient setting, but these consultation roles should not substitute for the more involved primary attending position.
  4. Monthly meetings at each site between Attendings and Residents are strongly encouraged.  This is an excellent forum for Attendings and Residents to discuss problems in a collegial way, make appropriate changes in policies, and fine tune the system.

 

 

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