Post Graduate Year 1 (Internship)
- 6-7 months Inpatient Psychiatry at DHMC and VA
- 4 months Internal Medicine (option to do a pediatric rotation in place of an internal medicine rotation on CAP Track)
- 2 months Inpatient Medicine
- 1 month Ambulatory Medicine
- 1 month ED
- 2 months Neurology
Goals and Objectives for the PGY 1 Year
Goals: To develop the underlying foundational skills for the care and treatment of patients with psychiatric disorders. The year provides specific training in the associated specialties of internal medicine, neurology, and emergency medicine. Residents will develop basic skills and proficiency in basic patient management, diagnosis, interview, and evidence based practice.
- Residents will demonstrate the ability to provide competent care and management for inpatients with psychiatric disorders which is consistent with the patient’s values and desires for treatment.
- Residents will display the ability to provide care for inpatients and outpatients with medical problems.
- Residents will demonstrate the ability to care for inpatients with neurological illness in both a direct and consultative role.
- Residents will develop skills in the evaluation and management of patient’s presenting to the ER with medical problems.
- Residents shall acquire specific knowledge regarding the DSM IV and the criterion for various psychiatric diagnoses.
- Residents will understand the basic use and dosing of psychopharmacologic agents.
- Residents will demonstrate knowledge the diagnosis and treatment of medical problems in psychiatric and non-psychiatric patient populations.
- Residents will demonstrate knowledge the diagnosis and treatment of neurological problems in psychiatric and non-psychiatric patient populations.
Practice Based Knowledge and Improvement:
- Residents will be expected to obtain, evaluate, and utilize evidence from the scientific literature to inform their patient care.
- Residents will use direct feedback to improve their performance.
Interpersonal and Communication Skills:
- Residents will demonstrate an ability to communicate their treatment plans to patients and their families in an understandable way.
- Residents will display the ability to work on a multidisplinary outpatient team.
- 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.