Tune In for PRMS Psych-cess: Geriatric Psychiatry on November 16
Ready for success in your psychiatric career? PRMS® Psych-cess is a FREE virtual webinar for residents, fellows, and early career psychiatrists, led by experts in the field to set you up for success.
Interested in learning more about geriatric psychiatry? Hear from geriatric psychiatry specialist, Shilpa Srinivasan, MD, DFAPA, DFAAGP. Dr. Srinivasan will share more about her experience during residency, the geriatric specialty, how she chose to make it her career, as well as, how she reached her current roles, which include:
- Program Director of Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship, University of South Carolina School of Medicine/Prisma Health
- Vice Chair, Medical Staff Affairs, Behavioral Health Midlands, Prisma Health
- Clinical Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Neuropsychiatry & Behavioral Science, University of South Carolina School of Medicine
- Secretary/Treasurer-Elect, American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP)
The event will be moderated by PRMS Senior Underwriter, Rich Stagnato, RPLU. All participants who join the webinar will be entered to win a $50 Amazon gift card! The winner will be announced at the conclusion of the event.
We invite participants to submit their own questions ahead of time or during Psych-cess to be answered live by Dr. Srinivasan at the end of the virtual event! If you plan to attend Psych-cess: Geriatric Psychiatry, you may submit any questions for Dr. Srinivasan before November 16th by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
In advance of the webinar, we asked Dr. Srinivasan a couple of questions about her career path – we look forward to continuing the discussion on Wednesday, November 16 at 6:30 pm ET via Zoom:
PRMS: Why did you choose psychiatry and your specialty, geriatric psychiatry?
Dr. Srinivasan: The mind-brain-body connection has always fascinated me. I found that psychiatry offers a balance between the science and art of medicine in such a profound way. The field of geriatric psychiatry, in particular, has provided me the honor and privilege of being able to work with aging adults who have rich life histories, intriguing complexities, and interpersonal nuances. I cannot think of a more professionally rewarding and fulfilling field!
PRMS: What has been the most challenging point in your career and most rewarding?
Dr. Srinivasan: The most challenging point in my career is probably also the most rewarding. The transition from geriatric psychiatry fellow to practicing geriatric psychiatrist was a transition that undoubtedly every trainee faces. But the robust training I received, coupled with mentorship from geriatric psychiatry program faculty, as well as mentorship from colleagues within the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP), helped shape me into the clinician-educator role I am fortunate to currently hold.
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