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.

Mission Statement:

Our Psychiatry Residency Program is dedicated to training physicians in psychiatry that serve their community by providing quality patient-centered care that promotes wellness.

Program Aims:

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.

Objectives:

  1. Demonstrate the ability to evaluate a patient’s altered mental status.
  2. Efficiently obtain accurate and relevant patient history utilizing all available data sources.
  3. Demonstrate the ability to conduct a comprehensive neurological exam including the following:
    1. Mental Status
    2. Cranial Nerves
    3. Motor Function
    4. Reflexes
  4. Achieve competence in the completion of basic neurological diagnostic procedures including MRI, CT and lumbar punctures.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to formulate a rational diagnosis for commonly encountered conditions alongside the supervising attending.
  6. Deliver a comprehensive, concise and considerate overview of patient’s history and examination orally and in writing.
  7. Display effective communication skills with other residents, clinicians and health care professionals.
  8. 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.

Objectives:

  1. Recognize common symptoms of neurological disease including the disturbance of cognition, consciousness, hearing, vision, language, equilibrium and somatic sensation.
  2. Develop understanding of the common neurological diagnoses and treatments in psychiatry patients.
  3. Understand the effects that psychotropic medications have on neurological functions.
  4. Develop a basic understanding of psychiatric comorbidity and begin to recognize it in patients.
  5. Understand the nuances of ordering diagnostic testing of neurological diseases.
  6. Demonstrate the ability to differentiate between benign and problematic findings on a neurological examination.
  7. Develop an understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the nervous system to effectively localize lesions.
  8. Recognize the necessity to prescribe medication or therapy for appropriate vascular disease and seizure disorder.
  9. 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.

Objectives:

  1. Examine and identify personal strengths as well as deficiencies in specific knowledge and expertise.
  2. Consistently set and monitor learning and improvement goals.
  3. Receive and provide constructive feedback when appropriate to promote a consistent learning environment.
  4. Understand the use of patient care logs in the efforts to improve the utilization of caseload and practice experiences.
  5. Analyze current and relevant scientific articles and studies and assimilate findings into daily practice when applicable.
  6. 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.

Objectives:

  1. Practice appropriate and thoughtful verbal and non-verbal communication with patients and their families, considering a range of cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  2. Engage and inform patients and their families in the patient care plan and utilize medical terms that are understandable for all.
  3. Utilize concise and effective communication methods with physicians, residents and other health care professionals to maintain accurate and efficient patient care.
  4. Effectively monitor and maintain a comprehensive and legible record of patient care.
  5. 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.

Objectives:

  1. Always show respect, compassion and regard for patient needs.
  2. Understand appropriate boundaries in patient and other professional interactions.
  3. Maintain sensitivity to a diverse patient population in terms of age, gender, ethnicity, religion and socioeconomic background.
  4. Develop a relationship of accountability with patients and their families