- Interprofessional team-based inpatient and outpatient training
- Comprehensive didactic teaching schedule
- Psychiatry Residents will participate in interdisciplinary daily didactic education based on the current rotation
- Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) Journal Club
- Morbidity and Mortality Conference
- Wellness Curriculum
- Grand Rounds
- Simulation Training, such as: basic instruction and patient interaction; history taking and physical examination; clinical and procedural skills training.
- QI training with completion of Lean Six Sigma Green Belt certification and project completion.
- One-on-one mentoring with faculty scheduled at least one hour each week.
The PSY program rotations are designed to meet the comprehensive inpatient, outpatient and specialty specific rotation requirements of the Categorical Psychiatry Residency in a clinically diverse population on the Baptist Health Medical Center in North Little Rock, Arkansas. While most of the rotations will take place at Baptist Health’s North Little Rock campus, others will be done on the UAMS campus, at Baptist Health campuses in Little Rock and Fort Smith, and at the North Little Rock Community Mental Health Center. We have made a commitment to recruit up to four PGY2 residents in conjunction with the four PGY1 residents to increase opportunity for collaboration. Our residents work hand in hand with residents from internal medicine, family medicine and transitional year programs. Our diverse resident classes represent a mature, professional, excellence –driven group of physicians who work well together under the guidance of clinical teaching faculty, resident-advisor faculty and support from Baptist Health leadership on campus and the Baptist Health-University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences educational consortium.
With the need to provide organized, team-based care that improves patient satisfaction, outcomes and impacts cost, the program is designed with emphasis on team-care management and post-acute care management of high risk populations including geriatrics.
Addressing population health, tools for self-reflection on one’s clinical practice improvement and reaching rural populations with equipment such as telehealth are integrated into the PSY resident rotation schedule. Formally mentored QI projects using Lean Six Sigma methodology with an emphasis on patient safety issues and populations with health care disparities needs are integrated with resident lead roles in Baptist Health North Little Rock administration- identified and approved QI or health care disparities projects.
Our PGY4s are provided with elective time and the flexibility to fashion their own career path under the guidance of faculty mentors. Opportunity to research with support of a PhD level, teaching research specialist hired for the Baptist Health residency programs on the North Little Rock site is available regardless of the career trajectory to hospital medicine, primary care or advanced subspecialty training in fellowship. Exposure to several clinical trials of both pharmacotherapy and non-pharmacotherapy agents is also available.
Below is the template schedule* for the Psychiatry Residents:
The resident clinical rotations are scheduled in 2-4 weeks blocks.
- 3 months: General Medicine Ward Service
- 3 months: Outpatient Clinic Family Medicine
- 1 month: Emergency Medicine
- 3 months: General IP PSY
- 2 months: Neurology
- 3 months: PSY Night Float/ ER Admit Service
- 3 months: General IP PSY
- 3 months: Addiction/Detox Unit
- 3 months: PSY- Consult Liaison Service
- 12 months: General Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic
- 3 months: General IP PSY- Senior
- 3 months: Geri PSY IP
- 2 months: Child PSY IP
- 2 months: Community Mental Health clinic
- 2 months: Electives
*subject to change