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Residency Policies & Procedures
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V. CLINICAL ROTATIONS

GOALS AND OBJECTIVES FOR CHIEF RESIDENT ROTATIONS


Goal: The goal of the chief resident rotations is to provide supervised experience in leadership, administration, and teaching of psychiatry residents and medical students.

Supervision:
Each chief resident meets with the Assistant Residency Director and Chief of Service at his/her site on a regular basis, with the Residency Director twice a month, and with the Department Chair monthly.

Objectives:
Residents completing chief resident rotations are expected to:

1. Patient Care

  • Serve as a role model for other residents in delivering and ensuring excellent patient care.
  • Assist other residents with patient care issues and emergencies, as needed.
  • Make short call, continuity clinic, and other resident work schedules to ensure coverage of patient care responsibilities.

2. Knowledge

  • Display appropriate knowledge of basic and clinical sciences relevant to Psychiatry.
  • Display appropriate knowledge of residency policies and procedures, and ACGME requirements.

3. Practice-Based Learning and Improvement

  • Model use of information technology in the service of patient care.
  • Locate and critically appraise scientific literature relevant to patient care.
  • Teach residents and medical students.
  • Organize and participate in practice-based improvement activities (CQI; e.g. case conferences, M&M-type conferences, quality improvement projects).

4. Interpersonal and Communication Skills

  • Display effective written and oral communication skills.
  • Display collaborative problem-solving skills.
  • Understand the role of other mental health professionals (nurses, social workers, psychologists, mental health specialists, occupational and recreational therapists, etc.) in the clinical care settings at the site, and work harmoniously with them, while providing leadership in a team context.
  • Communicate clearly and effectively with residents and faculty, including informing them of requirements, problems, and issues related to the functioning of the residency program.

5. Professionalism

  • Demonstrate respect for others, compassion.
  • Demonstrate integrity, accountability, responsible and ethical behavior.
  • Maintain confidentiality of residents, students, faculty, and patients, as indicated.
  • Model understanding of patients and their illnesses in a sociocultural context, including displaying sensitivity to patients' culture, ethnicity, age, gender, socioeconomic status, sexual minority status, and/or disabilities.
  • Model concise and pertinent record keeping, including the prompt completion of discharge summaries.

6. Systems-Based Practice

  • Demonstrate understanding of the role of the residency staff, faculty attendings, nursing and other mental health care professionals, residency Program Director and Assistant Directors, Chiefs of Service, and Chair in raising and resolving issues.
  • Demonstrate understanding of, and sensitivity to, the mission, goals, regulations, and procedures of clinical services at the site and within the department.
  • Advocate for quality patient care and resident education, and assist residents and patients in dealing with health care system complexities.

7. Leadership

  • Display effective team leadership skills, including the ability to triage, prioritize tasks, and delegate work as appropriate.
  • Display skills in teaching and supervising residents and medical students.

8. Educational Attitudes

  • Display openness to supervision; accept constructive criticism.
  • Seek direction when appropriate; demonstrate eagerness to learn.

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