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 Wednesday PM.


Depression Screening and Management

Depression Pharmacologic Management

JAMA – SSRI weight change, stopping, cost

JAMA – SSRI sexual issues, sleep, additional considerations


The basics:

The clinic will be every Wednesday afternoon starting August 1st. The clinic will take place during the intern’s continuity clinic—interns will staff with their assigned attending and a Behavioral Health Specialist (Fabiana Araujo, Nancy Wiseman, Nancy Beckman) 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. 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

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 Marie McKinnon


Date Intern Assigned
6/27 Das
7/4 None (Holiday)
7/11 Daily
7/18 Waytz
7/25 Wang
8/1 Jacobs
8/8 Obuobi
8/15 Kim
8/22 Faust
8/29 Faust
9/5 Dreyer
9/12 Dreyer
9/19 McMillan
9/26 None (Academic Half Day for Interns)
10/3 Dolezal
10/10 Ajmani
10/17 None
10/24 None
10/31 Smith
11/7 Smith
11/14 Young
11/21 Weber
11/28 Carter
12/5 Goldenberg
12/12 Suresh
12/19 Suresh
12/26 Thomas
1/2 Hareza
1/9 Leonhard
1/16 Leonhard
1/23 None
1/30 None
2/6 Hines
2/13 Hines
2/20 Wiest
2/27 Miller
3/6 Dowd
3/13 None (Intern Academic Half Day)
3/20 None
3/27 None
4/3 Rearick
4/10 Rearick
4/17 Naureckas
4/24 Naureckas
5/1 Prescott
5/8 Prescott
5/15 Adeduntan
5/22 Zafer
5/29 Treger
6/5 Treger
6/12 Naik
6/19 Naik