Mental Health Ambulatory Curriculum
This curriculum is designed for PGY1 residents. The curriculum includes two Thursday AM teaching sessions on ambulatory management of patients with mental and behavioral health issues and a clinic experience on Monday PM.
Depression Screening and Management
The clinic will be every Monday afternoon starting August 1st. The clinic will take place during the intern’s continuity clinic and will be staffed by Dr. Terras and Dr. Dave. Behavioral Health Specialist (Dr. Pooja Dave) will provide direct observation during all patient encounters.
Additional Clinic Information:
This multi-disciplinary clinical experience is designed to give PGY1 residents the knowledge and skills to care for common mental and behavioral health issues effectively in their primary care clinic. Residents will be able to practice their counseling and communication skills with direct support from a Behavioral Health Specialist and PCG IM Attending. We hope that this unique experience will improve patient outcomes, increase resident confidence in providing effective behavioral and mental health interventions, and facilitate ongoing collaboration between the residents and Behavioral Health Specialists.
- 1 or 2 Monday PM clinics from 1pm to 5pm
- Behavioral Health Specialist will provide direct observation during all patient encounters and guide residents in assessment, interventions, and communication skills as necessary.
- Resident will staff patients with PCG Attending and Behavioral Health Specialist
- Debriefing and feedback at the end of clinic
Goal is to have “satisfactory” performance on 50% of the domains by the end of PGY1 year (Clinic Evaluation Form)
If questions or concerns, please email Dr. Mara Terras (MTerras@uchicago.edu)
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