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Unless otherwise noted, blogs are authored by PRMS®. Through Fair American Insurance and Reinsurance Company (FAIRCO), Professional Risk Management Services® (PRMS) manages The Psychiatrists’ Program®, the professional liability insurance program for psychiatrists.  This was effective 10/1/2019. References to PRMS and its issuing carrier are accurate as of the published blog date. 

Choosing a malpractice insurance policy is one of the first – and most important – decisions you will face in your career. And as a resident, you may have a lot of questions: How much is malpractice insurance? When does a psychiatrist need malpractice insurance? What is a claims made policy versus occurrence insurance policy? Luckily, the experienced team at PRMS is equipped t ...

As part of PRMS’ ongoing efforts to support the behavioral healthcare community and to promote the organizations that work towards this mission, we are pleased to highlight the Association of LGBTQ+ Psychiatrists (AGLP) and Roy Harker, AGLP’s Executive Director, as our featured guest blogger. Mr. Harker shares more about the organization’s history, vision, and goals for the fut ...

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As part of PRMS’ ongoing efforts to support the behavioral healthcare community and to promote the organizations that work towards this mission, we are pleased to highlight our partner, the Florida Psychiatric Society (FPS), and its RFM Representative to the FPS Council Dr. José Hawayek, as our featured guest blogger this month. Dr. Hawayek, PGY-4 psychiatry resident and Associ ...

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It’s that time again, when you may be thinking about resolutions for the new year. While termination has always been a popular topic on our Risk Management Helpline, during the past year we have addressed more termination issues than ever before. It’s an important topic because once a treatment relationship has been established, the psychiatrist remains responsible for the pa ...

As part of our ongoing commitment to behavioral health, PRMS is pleased to feature Dr. Alyssa Ciera Smith, PGY-4 psychiatry resident at the Indiana University School of Medicine in Indianapolis, IN, and a member of the Indiana Psychiatric Society, as a guest blogger this month. Dr. Smith shares more about her experience attending the Federal Advocacy Conference last October in ...

As part of PRMS’ ongoing efforts to support the behavioral healthcare community and to promote the organizations that work towards this mission, we are pleased to highlight the American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training (AADPRT) and Dr. Omar Shah, Attending Physician in the Division of Addiction Medicine and Assistant in the Department of Psychiatry and ...

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As part of PRMS’ ongoing commitment to support mental healthcare and in the spirit of the season of giving, we are pleased to announce our annual holiday support of three organizations working to improve mental health and wellbeing in communities across the country and world this month – Child Mind Institute, World Central Kitchen, and The Trevor Project. Each organization re ...

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*This piece is republished from Insight Matters, Ohio Psychiatric Physicians Association’s Quarterly Newsletter, Volume 48 Number 3, Fall 2023. As part of our ongoing commitment to behavioral health, PRMS is pleased to feature as a guest blogger this month Dr. Alyse Stolting, Ohio Psychiatric Physicians Association President, Co-Founder of RB Residency Coaches, and Staff Psych ...

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Going into college, I knew I wanted to be an event planner - but graduating in 2020, during a pandemic with no in-person events, made that career path a little difficult initially! I joined the mortgage industry as a marketing assistant to further develop my marketing skills, and eventually, as the pandemic subsided started planning the company’s events. When a position opened ...

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*This piece is republished from the Colorado Psychiatric Society Autumn 2023 A Piece of Our Mind newsletter. As part of our ongoing commitment to behavioral health, PRMS is pleased to feature Dr. Ashley Curry, Colorado Psychiatric Society member, psychiatrist, and addiction specialist, as a guest blogger this month. Dr. Curry introduces the Access Transformative Outreach Progr ...