Second-year residents are introduced to consultation/liaison psychiatry on both the psychiatric consultation service and the Behavioral Intervention Team which provide psychiatric assessment and collaborative treatment to medical and surgical patients at Yale New Haven Hospital.
Residents work closely with attending faculty in a setting with a limited case load. By the end of the two-month rotation, residents will have developed a better understanding of the interface between psychiatry and medicine, the medical causes of psychiatric symptoms, use of psychotropic medications in the medically complex, the fundamentals of pain management, alcohol and substance withdrawal and psychiatric issues in patients with a wide variety of illnesses including pre- and post-transplant. The Psychological Medicine Service is a rich source of ideas for a future CASE project.
The Service can also provide a position for a PGYIV Chief Resident, offering additional clinical, administrative and leadership experience and opportunities.