Baystate Medical Center and the Department of Psychiatry provide a wide range of seminars to support your education and development.
To ease your entry into residency training at Baystate, the institution provides a one day orientation. The department of Psychiatry will also provide orientation to the department, and your role as a resident, to get you off to a solid start.
Common Core Competencies
The Graduate Medical Education Committee has developed a lecture series to collaboratively address core competencies common to all residencies. These include evidence-based medicine, professional and ethics, career planning, patient safety and medical errors, understanding the health care system, and teaching skills. Psychiatry residents will attend these six conferences with residents from other disciplines over the course of the year.
Psychiatry residents will have one half-day of protected time weekly to participate in the core Psychiatry curriculum. Core topics include assessment, diagnosis, human development, child and geriatric psychiatry, psychotherapy, psychopharmacology, ethics, forensic psychiatry, research methods, and transition to practice, among others. Case conferences and work rounds with attending physicians provide opportunity for ongoing clinical learning.
Residency Training Meetings
Psychiatry residents will meet weekly with the training director and education coordinator to review any issues related to the training program. We firmly believe that professional growth can only occur in an environment of respect and communication. Therefore, we want the workings of the residency to be a transparent process in which residents take an active role.
Department of Psychiatry Grand Rounds
Monthly grand rounds at Baystate are presented by local or invited experts on important topics in Psychiatry. Recent Grand Rounds topics include:
- Psychiatry Update 2011
- Trauma Informed Services: Taking the Trauma out of Security
- Legal Issues in Guardianships-what's new, what isn't
- Treatment of Impulsive Traumatized Children & Adolescents
- Vicarious Traumatization
- Adolescent Substance Abuse-An Overview
- Psychotherapy of Manic-Depressive Illness
- No Good Deed
- Minds on the Edge: Facing Mental Illness
- Mindful Practice and Graduate Medical Education
- DSM-5 Field Trials in Pediatric Psychiatry
- TSD: Perspectives in a Time of War
- Phoenix Houses of New England: Adult Service
- Reviewing the Duty to Protect
- Obsessive-Compulsive Disorders in Children and Adolescents
- Treating Somatization in Primary Care by Integrating Behavioral Health Services
- Understanding and Treating Returning Iraq Veterans with Traumatic Brain Injury and Substance Abuse
- Update on Neuropsychiatric Aspects of HIV/AIDS
- Psychiatric Training and Education: Training and Opportunities
The department faculty and residents meet monthly to critically review a selected paper. Residents will improve their analytic skills and discuss current research by active participation and by presenting papers in this forum. Residents also have a separate, residents only journal club twice a month with a faculty facilitator. (September - June)
Schwartz Center Rounds
These monthly interdisciplinary rounds funded by the Kenneth B. Schwartz Center are dedicated to improving communication between patients and caregivers in order to promote compassionate care. Cases are presented monthly in a supportive setting to discuss the ethical and emotional aspects of giving and receiving care. Conferences are attended by clinicians from all disciplines, as well as relevant patients and family members.
Department of Psychiatry CME Conferences
The Department sponsors several CME conferences yearly for the community on important topics in Psychiatry. Please visit the Continuing Education website for a list of recent conferences.