Overview of Program
The Psychiatry Residency Program at the Loretto Hospital is a fully accredited
Program by ACGME. , we are sponsored by Mount Sinai Hospital. Our program
As of July1, 2020 The Loretto Hospital has started their first group of
Residents in PGY 1 Psychiatry Residency Program.
Psychiatry Residency Program is a Four years Program, and it consists of
12 slots. Our Hospital is working together with Mount Sinai to make a
comprehensive and excellent Program.
Our Psychiatry Residency Program is dedicated to training physicians in
psychiatry that serve their community by providing quality patient-centered
care that promotes wellness.
ACGME Competency: Patient Care Goals: Psychiatry resident must be able
to provide patient care that is compassionate, appropriate, and effective
for the treatment of health problems and the promotion of health.
- Demonstrate the ability to evaluate a patient’s altered mental status.
- Efficiently obtain accurate and relevant patient history utilizing all
available data sources.
Demonstrate the ability to conduct a comprehensive neurological exam including
- Mental Status
- Cranial Nerves
- Motor Function
- Achieve competence in the completion of basic neurological diagnostic procedures
including MRI, CT and lumbar punctures.
- Demonstrate the ability to formulate a rational diagnosis for commonly
encountered conditions alongside the supervising attending.
- Deliver a comprehensive, concise and considerate overview of patient’s
history and examination orally and in writing.
- Display effective communication skills with other residents, clinicians
and health care professionals.
- Demonstrate the skills necessary to recognize a patent suffering from acute
stroke and immediately notify the appropriate personnel.
ACGME Competency: Medical Knowledge Goals: Psychiatry residents must demonstrate
knowledge of established and evolving biomedical, clinical epidemiology
and social-behavioral sciences, as well as the application of this knowledge
to patient care.
- Recognize common symptoms of neurological disease including the disturbance
of cognition, consciousness, hearing, vision, language, equilibrium and
- Develop understanding of the common neurological diagnoses and treatments
in psychiatry patients.
- Understand the effects that psychotropic medications have on neurological
- Develop a basic understanding of psychiatric comorbidity and begin to recognize
it in patients.
- Understand the nuances of ordering diagnostic testing of neurological diseases.
- Demonstrate the ability to differentiate between benign and problematic
findings on a neurological examination.
- Develop an understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the nervous system
to effectively localize lesions.
- Recognize the necessity to prescribe medication or therapy for appropriate
vascular disease and seizure disorder.
- Recognize personal scope of expertise and demonstrate an awareness of when
it is appropriate to consult a neurological expert.
ACGME Competency: Practice-Based Learning and Improvement Goals: Psychiatry
residents must demonstrate the ability to investigate and evaluate their
care of patients, to appraise and assimilate scientific evidence, and
to continuously improve patient care based on constant self-evaluation
and life-long learning.
- Examine and identify personal strengths as well as deficiencies in specific
knowledge and expertise.
- Consistently set and monitor learning and improvement goals.
- Receive and provide constructive feedback when appropriate to promote a
consistent learning environment.
- Understand the use of patient care logs in the efforts to improve the utilization
of caseload and practice experiences.
- Analyze current and relevant scientific articles and studies and assimilate
findings into daily practice when applicable.
- Take primary responsibility for continuous personal learning and improvement.
ACGME Competency: Interpersonal and Communication Skills Goals: Psychiatry
residents must demonstrate interpersonal and communication skills that
result in the effective exchange of information and collaboration with
patients, their families, and health professionals.
- Practice appropriate and thoughtful verbal and non-verbal communication
with patients and their families, considering a range of cultural and
- Engage and inform patients and their families in the patient care plan
and utilize medical terms that are understandable for all.
- Utilize concise and effective communication methods with physicians, residents
and other health care professionals to maintain accurate and efficient
- Effectively monitor and maintain a comprehensive and legible record of
- Work as a productive and helpful health care provider and member of professional group.
ACGME Competency: Professionalism Goals: Psychiatry residents must demonstrate
a commitment to carrying out professional responsibilities and an adherence
to ethical principles.
- Always show respect, compassion and regard for patient needs.
- Understand appropriate boundaries in patient and other professional interactions.
- Maintain sensitivity to a diverse patient population in terms of age, gender,
ethnicity, religion and socioeconomic background.
- Develop a relationship of accountability with patients and their families