During the summer of each academic year we hold a seminar which delves into various aspects of a central theme or topic. Previous topics have included “Transformative Teaching and Learning” as well as “Strength Finders”, a series that involved identifying our unique talents and exploring how to utilize them as individuals and as members of a team. The seminars consist of resident presentations, guest speaker presentations, and small breakout groups to facilitate interaction and discussion. At the culmination of our “Strength Finders” seminar we began to practically utilize the information we had learned in participating in an off-site ropes course!
Our weekly Grand Rounds Sessions begin in September and continue throughout the remainder of the academic year. These conferences cover many topics with the goal of enhancing clinical practice and knowledge in the field of psychiatry, neurology, primary care, and other fields relevant to psychiatric practice. We have presenters from many institutions throughout the United States as well as from our own faculty. There are also presentations by our residents on their areas of particular interest. Grand Rounds is held from 11:00am- 12:00pm on every Tuesday at the Behavioral Health Institute. Several of the topics presented in the recent past include Crisis Intervention, Sex Trafficking, Synthetic Drugs, Domestic Violence, and Physician Vitality. We are excited about many of our upcoming sessions such as Community Psychiatry and the DSM 5.
An important part of our continued professional growth is through our monthly Journal Club, where residents are able to select articles from current research that are of specific interest to them and evaluate current practice through evidence-based research as well as facilitate learning among their colleagues.
Our Psychiatry Department highly supports and encourages residents to attend various educational professional conferences which are held throughout the United States each year. All psychiatry residents have 4 days per residency year to be able to attend eligible conferences, and can receive financial support through reimbursement for expenses through the House Staff Office. Conference attendance is popular among the residents, often with large groups planning to travel together to many of the meetings including the following: