Calhoun: The Pathophysiology of Racial Disparities
"We must identify the true pathophysiology of racial disparities: the racist, intentional oppression of Black Americans. Let’s start training to identify the persistent mechanisms behind white supremacy: redlining, the school-to-prison pipeline, environmental racism. Let’s start training to stand up for our patients when they experience racism and to rectify racism among our colleagues," writes Amanda Calhoun, MD, MPH, Second-Year Resident in the Albert J. Solnit Integrated Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatry Program.Source: New England Journal of Medicine
Yale Psychiatry Faculty Member to Interview Tarana Burke, Founder of the #MeToo Movement, for 2021 Women's Mental Health Conference Keynote
The 2021 Women’s Mental Health Conference at Yale (WMHC) has announced that a Yale Psychiatry faculty member will moderate its keynote Q&A, and has finalized the agenda for its upcoming conference.
Calhoun: Medical Education Must Start Teaching About Racism
"If we are to prevent the trauma of racism, we need to get busy doing it—and early. There is a major problem, though: standard medical education does not teach us about racism—but it should," writes Amanda J. Calhoun, MD, MPH, Second-Year Resident in the Albert J. Solnit Integrated Training Program.Source: Yale Journal of Biology and Medicine
Supporting Clinician-Scientist Development in Child Psychiatry: A Four-Domain Model for Individual or Programmatic Self-Reflection
Amanda J. Calhoun, MD, MPH, Second-Year Resident in the Albert J. Solnit Integrated Training Program (AJSP) co-authored a study, published in Frontiers in Psychiatry, to explore the impact and active components of the AJSP through hour-long individual interviews of its enrollees and graduates, to identify individual or programmatic traits for success that could be replicated elsewhere.Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry
Yale Psychiatry's Calhoun Asks: Is The Medical System Safe for Black Children?
For the second consecutive year, Calhoun was the only resident among a select group of speakers chosen to share their narrative stories about the patient experience and working as a doctor at the Feb. 3 Marjorie Rosenthal Pediatric Stories Grand Rounds. This year’s presentation was held virtually via Zoom. Calhoun’s speech, titled “Sour,” centered on her experience as a woman of African descent working in the medical field.
The Impact of COVID-19 on Inpatient Psychiatry Resident Supervision
In a Letter to the Editor published in the October 2020 edition of Academic Psychiatry, William Coe, MD, MPH, Second-Year Resident, and Hun Millard, MD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, outline the impact of COVID-19 on inpatient psychiatry resident supervision.Source: Academic Psychiatry
Calhoun Talks White Coats for Black Lives on the Fixing Healthcare Podcast
Amanda Calhoun, MD, MPH, Second-Year Resident in the Albert J. Solnit Integrated Child, Adolescent, and Adult Psychiatry Program, appeared on Episode 27 of the Fixing Healthcare podcast to discuss race relations in medicine.Source: Fixing Healthcare Podcast
Seeking Help Is Not Weak
Dak Prescott of the Dallas Cowboys spoke up about his mental illness and was questioned. Amanda Calhoun, MD, MPH, a resident in the Albert J. Solnit Integrated Adult/Child Psychiatry program, argues in Psychiatric Times his bravery should be commended, not criticized.Source: Psychiatric Times
For Yale’s Emerging Psychiatrists, Confronting Racism is in the Curriculum
Five years ago, Yale’s Department of Psychiatry formally integrated anti-racism education and advocacy into its resident training program. Through the Social Justice and Health Equity (SJHE) curriculum, a mandatory part of the four-year program, residents learn to recognize their own biases and appreciate the lived experiences of minority patients.Source: Yale News