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. Andrea Haidar MS, MA, LCSW 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


Wednesday BMED Schedule

Block Possible Wednesdays Intern 1 Intern 2
1B 7/5/23 or 7/12/23
2A 7/19/23 or 7/26/23
2B 8/2/23 or 8/9/23
3A 8/16/23 or 8/23/23 Padanilam
3B 8/30/23 or 9/6/23
4A 9/13/23 or 9/20/23 Harris Sandella
4B 9/27/23 or 10/4/23 Mundkur
5A 10/11/23 or 10/18/23 Sun
5B 10/25/23 or 11/1/23 Nikzad
6A 11/8/23 or 11/15/23 Alemu Stagg
6B 11/22/23 or 11/29/23 Shirkhodaie Wollstein
7A 12/6/23 or 12/13/23 Pellis
7B 12/20/23 or 12/27/23
8A 1/3/24 or 1/10/24 Hannah Shah, S
8B 1/17/24 or 1/24/24 Potluri
9A 1/31/24 or 2/7/24 McLean
9B 2/14/24 or 2/21/24 McDermott
10A 2/28/24 or 3/6/24 Valderram
10B 3/13/24 or 3/20/24 Sommer
11A 3/27/24 or 4/3/24 Chen
11B 4/10/24 or 4/17/24 Van Benschoten
12A 4/24/24 or 5/1/24 Cao Dobrow
12B 5/8/24 or 5/15/24 Lanier
13A 5/22/24 or 5/29/24 Yang
13B 6/5/24 or 6/12/24 Adib


Friday BMED Schedule

Block Friday Intern
6B 12/1/23


6B 12/1/23 Chiou
9A 2/2/24 Goldberg
9A 2/2/24 Goffinet
9B 2/23/24 Zheng
10A 3/1/24 Aronson
10A 3/1/24 Bose
10A 3/8/24 Potluri
11B 4/12/24 Pradhan
12A 4/26/24 Shah, N