Department of Psychiatry

Psychiatry Focused Tracks

The Psychiatry Training Program is proud to offer optional focused tracks during a resident’s second, third and fourth year. Selection into a focused track will continue if the resident is selected to enter the Wright State Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Program. In addition to obtaining an excellent foundation in general psychiatry experiences, residents are encouraged to focus their studies and experiences in one of the following tracks: Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, Psychiatry Leadership or Psychotherapy. Required community psychiatry rotations normally scheduled for the R3 year will be moved to complete during elective time in the R4 year.

Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

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2017 APA Conference poster presentation on telepsychiatry webcam screen display preferences

By the completion of this track, the resident will be able to:

  • Diagnose and manage a variety of co-morbid mental illnesses in patients with Intellectual and developmental disabilities (ID/DD)
  • Use telepsychiatry to provide services to patients with ID/DD
  • Complete scholarly projects related to patients with ID/DD
  • Engage in the therapeutic milieu of a workshop

Maximum number of residents accepted: Two per year

Specific Coursework

In addition to the general psychiatry curriculum, the resident will participate in the following:

  1. R2: Elective at Access Ohio or Montgomery County Board of Developmental Disabilities
  2. R3: A half day per week at ID/DD at Access Ohio or Montgomery County Board of Developmental Disabilities (in lieu of Community Psychiatry)
  3. R4: Two half days per week at Access Ohio or Montgomery County Board of Developmental Disabilities

Psychiatry Leadership

By the completion of this track, the resident will be able to:

  • Discuss the common difficulties faced when integrating health care systems
  • Propose solutions for difficulties encountered when integrating services among health care systems
  • Describe the challenges facing leaders in evolving medical care systems
  • Explain how physicians can serve as agents of change in society
  • Compare strategies for managing patient-staff and staff-staff relationships
  • Estimate the impact of psychiatric illness on medical health in individuals and communities
  • Utilize a variety of quantitative assessment tools in measuring the quality of health care
  • Summarize the challenges of working with multiple funding streams
  • Analyze the benefits and challenges of a variety of health care business models
  • Propose and appraise options for using public resources to improve public health

Maximum number of residents accepted: One per year, with additional residents depending on funding

Specific Coursework

In addition to the general psychiatry curriculum, the resident will participate in the following:

  1. R2: Elective focused on reading articles on medical leadership
  2. R3: Half day per week in classes on Health Resource Management and Policy, Strategic Leadership in Health Care and Financial Management of Health Service Organizations.
  3. R4: Two half days per week attending appropriate medical leadership meetings, advocacy boards, working groups and experiences at various country ADAMHS boards, Premier Health, Summit Behavioral Health, Access Ohio, Wright-Patterson Air Force Base, Dayton VA Medical Center and CareSource.
  4. Prepare a publishable paper on a topic related to psychiatric leadership
  5. Present a psychiatric leadership topic at a local, regional, state or national meeting

Psychotherapy Track

By the completion of this track, the resident will be able to:

  • Competently provide a broad array of psychotherapy services
  • Instruct/supervise medical students and junior residents providing psychotherapy
  • Participate in organizations promoting psychotherapy
  • Complete scholarly projects related to patients with psychotherapy

Maximum number of residents accepted: Two per year

Specific Coursework

In addition to the general psychiatry curriculum, the resident will participate in the following:

  1. R2: Psychotherapy elective coinciding with the MS IV Psychotherapy elective
  2. R3: Two half days per week at the Resident Therapy Clinic
  3. R4: Two half days per week at the Resident Therapy Clinic in addition to a one-month elective coinciding with the MS IV Psychotherapy elective
Last edited on 07/27/2017.