Highlights of Duke Psychiatry—at a Glance


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 Highlights of Duke Psychiatry—at a Glance

Evidence-Based Medicine

  • A culture of EBM in a variety of disciplines at Duke
  • Extensive, practical skills training to prepare for lifelong learning, specifically in:
    • information technology
    • critical appraisal
    • medical decision-making
  • A critical mass of attendings and supervisors who use EBM to assess treatment decisions
  • Training in how to use, model and teach EBM skills

 Psychotherapy Training

  • Starts early in PGY-1 year with basic skills class
  • Weekly intern process group
  • Live supervision of therapy patients behind one-way mirror starting in PGY2
  • Live supervision of couples and families 6 hours/week in PGY3 Family Studies
  • Training and supervision from faculty who teach and research a wide range of empirically-validated psychotherapies
  • Access to excellent therapy cases—including managed care patients and Duke students
  • Accessible personal psychotherapy with Duke Select insurance – generous mental healthcare benefits with excellent community therapists

 Exposure to Cutting-Edge Neuromodulatory Therapies

  • Duke's Electroconvulsive Therapy treatment program is well-known for clinical and educational activities
  • The Duke Institute for Brain Stimulation provides clinical- and research-based therapies for treatment-resistant depression and other disorders
  • Opportunities are available for residents to learn and to get involved in science and clinical care

 Program Breadth and Opportunity

  •  Multiple electives and opportunities for individualized learning
  • Availability of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry fellowship, with possibility of fast-tracking
  • Wide range of mentored electives in clinical care, policy, advocacy and research


Institutionally-Supported Opportunities for Professional Development

Duke GME Concentrations provide critical content to better prepare physicians for practice in the current and future health care system. Four Concentrations are offered as an optional  "minor" for residents and fellows (PGY level 2 and above) across specialties at Duke. 
            Fall, 2014 GME Concentration Orientation Session -- multidisciplinary concentrations include: 
  • Resident as Teacher
  • Patient Safety & Quality Improvement
  • Law, Ethics & Health Policy
  • Leaders in Medicine
The ICGME also offers, in collaboration with the Duke Office for Clinical Research, training sessions for residents and fellows interested in learning more about clinical research and how to do it.
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