Jefferson Journal of Psychiatry


A recently introduced PGY-1 rotation in an innovative, managed care oriented program offers many training advantages for residents. The rotation offers first-year residents intensive interviewing-skills training, experience with obtaining and documenting the psychiatric history and physical examination, and in the process, offers early exposure to a managed care environment. The Psychiatry Access Center employs non-resident clinicians to perform urgent evaluations and all admissions to the main psychiatric hospital. The service has been tested successfully without requiring resident work, and therefore allows the integration of residents into the system via a new rotation designed to focus exclusively on educational needs.

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