Mental Health Ambulatory Curriculum

This curriculum is designed for PGY1 residents. The curriculum includes 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. Araba Kuofie, PhD (BMed post-doctoral fellow) will provide instructions for direct observation during all patient encounters.


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.


  • 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
Block Date Intern 1 Intern 2
2B 8/3/22 or 8/10/22 Lambert, Brianna
3A 8/17/22 or 8/24/22 Rajagopal, Geetika
3B 8/29/22 – 9/10/22 (open)
4A 9/14/22 or 9/21/22 Walser, Matt Lum, Nicole
4B 9/26/22 – 10/9/22 (open)
5A 10/10/22 – 10/23/22 (open)
5B 10/26/22 or 11/2/22 Sachar, Ryan Klein, Jeremy
6A 11/7/22 – 11/20/22 (open)
6B 11/23/22 or 11/30/22 Singh, Divya
7A 12/2/22 – 12/18/22 (open)
7B 12/21/22 or 12/28/22 Marable, Marcus Tyler, Kari
8A 1/4/23 or 1/11/23 Morton, Zoey
8B 1/15/23 – 1/29/23 (open)
9A 1/30/23 – 2/12/23 (open)
9B 2/15/23 or 2/22/23 Parekh, Pooja
10A 3/1/23 or 3/8/23 Swamy, Varsha
10B 3/15/23 or 3/22/23 Brown, Manasa
11A 3/27/23 – 4/9/23 (open)
11B 4/12/23 or 4/19/23 Dzekem, Bona
12A 4/26/23 or 5/3/23 Ryan, Molly
12B 5/10/23 or 5/17/23 Yang, Eddy
13A 5/22/23 – 6/3/23 (open)
13B 6/7/23 or 6/14/23 Shahriar, Arman
Dandridge, Cameron