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Residency Policies & Procedures
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V. CLINICAL ROTATIONS

GOALS AND OBJECTIVES FOR PRIMARY CARE CONSULTATON ROTATIONS


Goal: The goal of primary care consultation rotations is to provide supervised clinical experience and organized instruction in the evaluation of psychiatric and/or behavioral problems in outpatients in primary care settings, and in working in collaboration with the patient's primary care provider to develop and implement a comprehensive treatment plan.

Supervision: Each resident must receive a minimum of one hour of direct supervision per clinic day (or 30 minutes per clinic half-day), and must have direct access (in person or by telephone) to a supervising attending at all times.

Objectives:
On completing the primary care consultation rotation, the resident is expected to be able to:

1. Patient Care

  • Perform comprehensive, pertinent diagnostic interviews.
  • Recognize and diagnose psychiatric and/or behavioral conditions common in primary care settings (e.g. depression in medically ill patients, anxiety, substance abuse, grief).

2. Knowledge

  • Display appropriate knowledge of the interaction between medical illness, prescribed medications, and psychiatric conditions, including the contribution of such interactions to treatment non-compliance, exacerbation or amplification of somatic symptoms, and functional impairment.

3. Practice-Based Learning and Improvement

  • Locate and critically appraise scientific literature relevant to patient care, and use evidence from the literature in clinical decision making, as appropriate.
  • Regularly use information technology in the service of patient care.
  • Participate in practice-based improvement activities, such as improving clinical practice as a result of supervision and reading, case conferences, case reviews, and/or practice improvement projects.

4. Interpersonal and Communication Skills

  • Establish rapport with patients in primary care settings, engage them in the evaluation and treatment process, and provide an explanatory model for their symptoms that facilitates their acceptance of psychopharmacologic and/or psychotherapeutic treatments.
  • Communicate effectively with primary care providers; make clear recommendations; help them to understand psychiatric conditions in their patients and possible treatment options; and work with them collaboratively to develop and monitor the success of treatment plans.

5. Professionalism

  • Demonstrate respect for others, compassion.
  • Demonstrate reliable attendance and appropriate professional attire.
  • Demonstrate integrity, accountability, responsible and ethical behavior.
  • Demonstrate 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.

6. Systems-Based Practice

  • Display an understanding of the health care system and of the broader context of the patient's care; effectively access and utilize resources; practice cost effective care.
  • Appropriately advocate for quality patient care; help patients with system complexities.

7. Educational Attitudes

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

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