Residents

Are you interested in finding available fellowships and awards for yourself or a colleague?  We are pleased to share the following information regarding three organizations that are offering awards and fellowships. Association of Women Psychiatrists (AWP) Fellowship and Award The Association for Women Psychiatrists offers the AWP Fellowship. As stated on its website, “the Fel ...

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It had been cold and rainy in Washington, DC when my colleague, Remy Palmer, RPLU, and I left for the American Academy of Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP) meeting in Hawaii this past March. Our long plane ride was worth it, not only for the warm weather of Honolulu, but to also catch up with several long-time PRMS clients and make new friends in the field of geriatric psychiatry. Th ...

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The 2017 Indiana Psychiatric Society (IPS) Fall Symposium took place December 2 in Carmel, Indiana. The meeting topic was “The Opioid Epidemic: How Did We Get Here and Where Do We Go From Here.” The day was filled with active discussions on the Indiana State Department of Health actions to fight the crisis, opioid use during pregnancy and alternative strategies to eliminate use ...

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As a part of PRMS’ ongoing commitment to behavioral health we invited Ulrick Vieux DO, MS, Psychiatry Residency Program Director at Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown, NY, to be featured as our guest blogger this month. As the founding Psychiatry Residency Program Director at Orange Regional Medical Center in Middletown, NY, I wanted to ensure that the residents who ...

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As a part of PRMS’ ongoing commitment to behavioral health we invited Sally Winkelman, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Psychiatric Association, to be featured as our guest blogger this month. Shannon Friedbacher, a fourth year medical student at the Medical College of Wisconsin, knows that psychiatry is the field of medicine she will pursue after graduation. Part of her de ...

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Training psychiatry residents to realize the best possible outcomes with patients means giving them the expertise to be the best that they can be with training programs that put them on a learning continuum and further their professional growth. That’s one reason why PRMS matched travel awards for outstanding residents with an interest in psychiatric education to take part in ...

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Trying to predict the future is probably not the most productive use of anyone’s time, but it’s fun sometimes to think about what the world will be like in 10, or 20, or 30 years. When you speculate about the future, it’s a good idea to keep in mind Bill Gates’ comment about human predictions: “We always overestimate the change that will occur in the next two years and underest ...

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Sooner or later, almost every resident is going to consider working a few hours a week in a setting completely separate from his or her training program. But we also know that some doctors in salaried employment (academia, government agencies, administrative positions, etc.)  want to moonlight in clinical work. In our experience, many “moonlighters” don’t plan for covering thei ...

(At least about liability insurance.) I have mentioned more than once that while PRMS staff always welcomes the opportunity to speak to groups of psychiatrists in all stages of practice, we particularly welcome the chance to speak with residents. We believe that good advice early in one’s career can ease the transition to practice, reduce the anxiety that it creates, and help ...

Professional education of all kinds today (medicine, law, accounting, etc.) is focused on providing students with exposure to the professional information they need to succeed. Unfortunately, there’s little time left to expose them to the very practical information they need to use their expertise to make a living. For example, many lawyers, after three years in law school, bar ...