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

GOALS AND OBJECTIVES FOR TEACHING ROTATIONS

Goal: goal of teaching rotations is to provide supervised experience in direct teaching or supervision and/or in curriculum development.

Supervision: Residents doing teaching rotations have a UW faculty research mentor. The expectation is that the mentor meets with the resident once a week and is available to respond to questions and critique teaching products (e.g. the resident's direct teaching or supervision; drafts of teaching presentations, syllabi, or curricula).

Objectives: Residents completing teaching rotations are expected to:

1. Patient Care

  • Display a commitment to teaching and supervising others in a manner that is clinically relevant and improves patient care.

2. Knowledge

  • Display appropriate knowledge of basic and clinical sciences relevant to the teaching project.
  • Demonstrate the ability to synthesize information and place research findings into the context of existing literature.

3. Practice-Based Learning and Improvement

  • Locate and critically appraise scientific literature relevant to the teaching project.
  • Use feedback from learners and observers to improve teaching effectiveness.

4. Interpersonal and Communication Skills

  • Display effective oral communication skills in lecture, small group, clinical rounds, and/or one-to-one teaching or supervision settings.
  • Display effective written communication skills (e.g. in writing curricula, educational materials, or education-related articles).
  • Demonstrate the ability to assess and respond to learners' abilities and needs.

5. Professionalism

  • Demonstrate respect for others, compassion.
  • Demonstrate integrity, accountability, responsible and ethical behavior.
  • Demonstrate understanding, as part of clinically-oriented teaching, of patients/research subjects 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

  • Understand the system of education/training, curriculum, and context within which he/she is teaching.
  • Include in teaching an appreciation of the broader health care system and the role of clinicians in patient advocacy.

7. Leadership

  • Display effective team leadership skills, including the ability to triage, prioritize tasks, and delegate work as appropriate.

8. Educational Attitudes

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

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