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Post Graduate Year 2

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  • 2 months New Hampshire Hospital (opportunity to work with adolescent inpatients)
  • 4 months Veterans Administration Hospital CL and Inpatient
  • 4-5 months Consultation/Liaison-Emergency Psychiatry
  • 1.5 months Elective
  • Addiction psychiatry clinic and intensive outpatient program ½ day per week for 6 months
  • Outpatient Psychopharmacology Clinic (½ day/week at DHMC or VA) and Psychodynamic Psychotherapy

Goals and Objectives for the PGY 2 Year

Goals: Residents will develop expertise and proficiency in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of inpatients with psychiatric problems, psychiatric issues seen in medical patients, and substance abuse treatment.

Objectives:

Patient Care:

  1. Residents will demonstrate excellent care in the diagnosis, management, and treatment of inpatients with psychiatric illness.
  2. Residents will demonstrate excellent care in the diagnosis, management, and treatment of the psychiatric issues seen in medical patients with psychiatric illness.
  3. Residents will demonstrate excellent care in the diagnosis, management, and treatment of patients with substance abuse issues.

Medical Knowledge:

  1. Residents shall acquire specific knowledge regarding the psychopharmacological management of psychiatric patients.
  2. Residents will demonstrate a basic understanding of theories of pathology of psychiatric disease.
  3. Residents will understand the diagnosis and treatment psychiatric problems in a medical setting. 
  4. Residents will demonstrate knowledge the diagnosis and treatment of substance abuse issue.

Practice Based Knowledge and Improvement:

  1. Residents will be expected to obtain, evaluate, and utilize evidence from the scientific literature to inform their patient care.
  2. Residents will use direct feedback to improve their performance.

Interpersonal and Communication Skills:

  1. Residents will demonstrate an ability to communicate their treatment plans to patients and their families in an understandable way.
  2. Residents will display the ability to work on a multidisplinary outpatient team.
  3. Residents will effectively communicate and work with specialist from other disciplines.

Professionalism:

  1. Residents will demonstrate professionalism at all times on this rotation including professional dress, professional attitude toward other staff, ethical behavior, and general standards of physician behavior.
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