Q&A with Heather Vestal, Duke Psychiatry's New Residency Program Director. It was where we grew up, but we had also been there for nine years in training. I’ve done a lot of work in that area over the years, as well as teaching residents how to teach and helping faculty learn how to be great educators. Thank you for your interest in the UAB Psychiatry Residency Program. It may be teaching faculty how to use different teaching methodologies that are thought to be more effective for adult learners. Psychiatry Residency. That may include bringing in new content about the latest things that are happening in the field. — Jane Trinh, MD, Program Director. Upon finishing her training, she accepted the role of associate residency program director at McLean Hospital. To help residents find a voice for effective advocacy, Duke places significant emphasis on quality improvement. Duke offers psychiatry residents a balanced, holistic education, integrating theoretical and scientific understandings of psychiatry. Residents receive broad-based training with an emphasis on the biopsychosocial model of mental illness. Throughout the last five years, a lot of my time has been dedicated to teaching education, leadership and administration. Jane Gagliardi, Vice Chair for Education, Psychiatry Residency Training Director, Psychiatry, Duke University Medical Center. I loved doing that, and I look forward to doing inpatient work here at Duke as well. Tia Williams-Hope, Medicine-Psychiatry Residency Program Coordinator: tia.williams@duke.edu Browse current studies. Please consider becoming a research participant today. I’m also interested in diversity and inclusion. Clinic starts at 8am, and my first slot of the day is for intake appointments. Here are some excerpts from our conversation. Vestal: My advice would be “Don’t worry alone.” If there’s ever something that you’re concerned about, whether it’s something that’s going on with a patient or an interaction with a colleague or you’re feeling like you’re not doing a good enough job, don’t hold that in. William Bynum, MD, Program Director; Brian Halstater, MD, Medical Director; Cerrone Cohen, MD, Co-Associate Program Director; ... Residency Staff. The Duke Medicine-Psychiatry Residency Training Program is committed to training physicians to provide compassionate medical and psychiatric care to diverse patients. Duke University Hospital (DUH) is an academic medical center and serves as the flagship of Duke University Health System (DUHS), which includes two community hospitals, Duke Regional Hospital and Duke Raleigh Hospital, as well as affiliations with other hospitals in the region, community based primary care practices, home care, infusion services and hospice care. EBM integrates individual clinical expertise with the best available external clinical evidence from systematic research. It felt like such a privilege to be able to talk with people and help people through such difficult times in their lives and periods of such vulnerability. Initially, though, I’ll be more focused on my administrative responsibilities as program director. Our four-year, ACGME accredited training program offer… Participation during the PGY3 year in the Duke Family Studies Program, where expert family and couples therapists provide live supervision and feedback during therapy sessions. Director of Residency Training and Education 2017 S. Jefferson St. Roanoke, VA 24014 Fax: 540-985-9679. Medicine-Psychiatry Residency Current Residents The Duke Medicine-Psychiatry residents come to Duke and from all over the country to explore exciting career paths in hospital-based or community practices, ranging from general medicine-psychiatry to a wide variety of specialty opportunities. Psy Hub for faculty. Assistant Professor of Neurology. You can make a difference! The Duke Psychiatry Residency Program, led by Heather Vestal, MD, MHS, is a part of the Duke University Health System, a nationally ranked academic medical center and one of the most sophisticated centers in the world for medical education. Duke Psychiatry: What are some of your other goals in your role as residency program director? But as an undergraduate at Boston College, she declared psychology as her major, finally admitting to herself … They will be expected to attend Duke resident conferences, including morning conference, Hot Seat conference … Social Media menu. Our dedicated team works tirelessly to accomplish our core values of outstanding patient care, cutting edge graduate medical training, research innovation, service, and leadership. Moira Rynn, MD, has been named the new chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, effective July 1, 2017. Every illness was different. Taking care of patients with severe mental illness, including catatonia, is a particular interest of mine. Director, Operations Psychiatry Residency Training. Applications are accepted each fall from internal candidates only from the Duke Psychiatry Residency Program.Psychiatry residents who have successfully completed PGY1 are eligible to apply, with the approval of their Program Director. Medicine-Psychiatry. The Duke Med-Peds residency program was started in 1986 and has maintained a strong presence at Duke since that time. Jennifer Mando-Vandrick serves as the Residency Program Director for the PGY2 Emergency Medicine Pharmacy Residency at Duke University Hospital. The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences in the Duke University School of Medicine is seeking an academic psychologist at the Associate Professor or Professor level to serve as Co-Director of the Division of Adult Psychiatry and Psychology.The successful candidate will have a strong academic background with demonstrated leadership and history of accomplishment in clinical … Duke Psychiatry: What was it about psychiatry that drew you in? Live supervision of therapy patients during the PGY2 year using one-way mirror observation for trainees to watch expert clinicians conduct psychotherapy. Jashi Abhirajan, Program Coordinator: jashi.abhirajan@duke.edu. It’s an incredible place. We had actually been interested in moving out of Boston for quite some time. Built in 1930 as the original Duke Hospital building, Duke Clinic (sometimes called Duke South) is now home to the School of Medicine and the medical center's outpatient clinics. To me, having a really robust clinical education experience is the core of a residency program. Another approach that I have been really interested in is trying to shape and shift the culture of a place to better support physician wellness and trainee wellness. I was also seeing patients on an inpatient psychiatry unit that specialized in bipolar and psychotic disorders. Duke-trained neurosurgeons are uniquely positioned to become neurosurgical visionaries. Another thing I value as a leader is to do everything I can to include residents and faculty in decisions about changes within the program and be as transparent as possible regarding how we think about making changes and helping the program evolve and grow. 4). Duke Psychiatry: What was your next professional step after residency? Duke Clinic is a 20-minute drive from Raleigh-Durham International Airport. By Susan Gallagher. After I graduated, I had the amazing opportunity to become the associate program director for the residency and the clerkship director for medical students at MGH McLean. The thing I enjoy most about being a program director is the relationships with the residents—talking with them, understanding what they’re going through and helping them through struggles. She is a originally from central North Carolina and a graduate of University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy. To effect meaningful improvements, trainees gain first-hand experience in identifying data, involving stakeholders and leading small but measurable projects. A range of psychotherapy practicum electives during the PGY3 and PGY4 years. Global Health Psychiatry Residency. From 11am to noon, we have dedicated administrative and supervision time. We recently sat down with Vestal to learn more about her background and her vision for Duke Psychiatry’s residency program. A Typical Week for Charlotte Schwarz, MD Monday. In particular, I did a lot of mentoring of residents and medical students, teaching about psychiatry and teaching about teaching—training residents to become great clinician educators. To a large extent, Duke already has that, and I want to be sure to continue that tradition. I did that for three years, and then two years ago, I became the program co-director. The Medicine and Psychiatry Residency Program is a combined five-year program offered by the departments of Medicine and Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences. And both in terms of our clinical rotations and our didactic seminars, I want us to be using cutting-edge educational methods in our teaching. Residency Program Director Michael Haglund, MD, PhD michael.haglund@duke.edu 919-681-2610. Seminars, experience with patients and mentoring from supervisors offer a strong foundation of psychotherapy competency, with opportunities for trainees to develop proficiency in one or more specific areas of psychotherapy. The Duke Psychiatry Residency Program, led by Heather Vestal, MD, MHS, is a part of the Duke University Health System, a nationally ranked academic medical center and one of the most sophisticated centers in the world for medical education. Growing up in a Boston suburb, Heather Vestal, MD, MHS, was certain of one thing: while she always wanted to be a doctor, she did not want to follow in her parents’ footsteps and become a psychiatrist. Morning: Mondays are my full days seeing patients in the Duke Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic—mostly for medication management appointments, with occasional therapy sessions. The Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences has two leadership positions—Director and Associate Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion—to provide vision and leadership to promote an equitable, anti-racist and inclusive culture within the department and in partnership with other entities across the Duke School of Medicine and Duke Health. Their rotation schedule can be formulated by the Residency Program Director or designee. I’m also interested in clinical research that explores the medicine/psychiatry interface and improves quality of care. ©2020 Duke University and Duke University Health System, All Rights Reserved. She succeeds Jane Gagliardi, MD, MHS, Duke Psychiatry’s vice chair of education, who led the residency program from 2013 to 2019. Residents learn through clinical experiences at various training sites in a range of healthcare delivery settings, and through lecture-based and interactive learning experiences offered in academic half-day sessions by leaders in the field. I suspect that they will be able to provide support and likely even relate to that experience and will help you feel a lot less alone. On the wards and in the clinic, she is an active teacher and supervisor for psychiatry residents, medical students, physician assistant students, and social work interns. Vestal: I’d love to work on developing and expanding on a more formalized wellness program for the Duke psychiatry residents and also collaborate with other physicians and other educators across the Duke system who are working in the physician wellness sphere. From left, residency staff are Jody Crabtree, senior division coordinator; Felecia Williams, program coordinator; and Teri Pond, GME coordinator. The Duke Psychotherapy Track (DPT), led by Marla Wald, MD, helps residents develop advanced psychotherapeutic skills to use in multiple clinical settings. (Log-in required). We invite you to learn more about UAThank you for your interest in the UAB Psychiatry Residency Program. I see a lot of parallels between these two aspects of my work. Donna Sudak, President, AADPRT Vice Chair for Education, Director of Psychotherapy Training, Drexel University. Trainee quality improvement efforts have ranged from enhancing the care and safety for patients and staff in the Emergency Department to facilitating transitions of care and other arenas. I trained in a program that also really valued strong medical training and the concept that psychiatrists are doctors too. Features of our psychotherapy training include: Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM)—the use of current best evidence in making decisions about the care of individual patients—is at the heart of our approach to clinical care and education. kirchnerks@upmc.edu 412-246-5320. Our faculty supervisors represent expertise in all types of psychotherapy. Vestal: My husband and I were both thrilled to have the opportunity to come to Duke [Dr. Matthew Vestal is a pediatric neurosurgeon at Duke]. Dr. Rynn is professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons and at the New York State Psychiatric Institute. Foreign or domestic radiology residents may observe in the department. Vestal: In residency, I got really interested in medical education. This past September—five years later and a few states southward—Vestal became the residency program director in Duke Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences. Find a mentor. Duke Psychiatry: What are your areas of expertise within psychiatry? After completing medical school and a master of health science degree at Yale, Vestal pursued an adult psychiatry residency at Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Hospital.