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 one or two clinic experience on Wednesday PM (dates listed below).

The clinic will be every Wednesday afternoon. The clinic will take place during the intern’s continuity clinic—interns will staff with their assigned attending and a Behavioral Health Specialist (Jolin Yamin MA, Fabiana Araujo PhD, or Nancy Beckman PhD) will provide direct observation during all patient encounters.

Goals

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. 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.

Structure

  • 1 or 2 Wednesday 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

 

PGY1 Start Date PGY1 End Date Firm on Ambo Weds PM Intern 1 Intern 2
8/2/21 8/15/21 A 8/4 Bandealy
8/11 None
8/16/21 8/29/21 B 8/18 Olaya Rodman
8/25 Rodman Olaya
8/30/21 9/12/21 C 9/1 Johnston
9/8 None
9/13/21 9/26/21 A 9/15 Mayer
9/22 None
9/27/21 10/10/21 B 9/29 None
10/6 None
10/11/21 10/24/21 C 10/13 Aniemeka Christian
10/20 Christian Aniemeka
10/25/21 11/7/21 A 10/27 Matossian
11/3 None
11/8/21 11/21/21 B 11/10 Liu
11/17 None
11/22/21 12/5/21 C 11/24 None
12/1 Panchamukhi
12/6/21 12/19/21 A 12/8 Vitzthum
12/15 None
12/20/21 1/2/22 B 12/22 None
12/29 None
1/3/22 1/16/22 C 1/5 Shukla
1/12 None
1/17/22 1/30/22 A 1/19 Allan
1/26 None
1/31/22 2/13/22 B 2/2 None
2/9 Academic Half Day Academic Half Day
2/14/22 2/27/22 C 2/16 Peiffer Siddiki
2/23 Siddiki Peiffer
2/28/22 3/13/22 A 3/2 Belmont Mekonen
3/9 Mekonen Belmont
3/14/22 3/27/22 B 3/16 Kaylan Mehra
3/23 Mehra Kaylan
3/28/22 4/10/22 C 3/30 Lombard
Subashchandran
4/6 Academic Half Day Academic Half Day
4/11/22 4/24/22 A 4/13 Ojugbeli
4/20 Intern Day Off Intern Day Off
4/25/22 5/8/22 B 4/27 Pursley Roy
5/4 Roy Pursley
5/9/22 5/22/22 C 5/11 Ngouchet
5/18 None
5/23/22 6/5/22 A 5/25 Michaels Small
6/1 Small Michaels
6/6/22 6/23/22 B 6/8 Allaw O’Hara
6/15 O’Hara Allaw