Conferences

Required prior to beginning GME programs at Duke
01.  Institutional Orientation
 
a)    Required for all GME Duke trainees before starting any Duke GME programs
b)    Kathryn Andolsek, M.D., MPH Associate Director GME is the course director
c)    Covers:
Disclosing Unanticipated Outcomes and Medical Errors
Fatigue & LIFE
Team Training. What it is? Why do it?
Practice Based Learning and Improvement
Relationships Between Physicians and the Pharmaceutical Industry
NC Medical Board
Library Resources
Healthy Residents make for Healthy Care
Clinical Research & the IRB
Teaching Medical Students
Professional Expectations
Health Information Management, Retrieval of Medical Records at Patient Discharge
Diversity, Patient and Employee Satisfaction
Needle Safety
Office of GME: Benefits
Overview of Clinical Operations of Duke Technology
Using a PDA at Duke
Patient Safety
Risk Management
Quality, Safety and Documentation
Improving Outcomes and Safety of Care Across Culture & Language
Pharmacy
Overview of Labs
Infection Prevention and Control in the Hospital
Palliative Care
ACGME Core Competencies
Pain Control at Duke
Pharmacologic & Non-pharmacologic Management of Pain
Introduction to Patient Controlled Analgesia
d)    None
e)    2.5 days orientation
 
Years I & II
02.  Summer Crash Course
 
a)    Required for first year residents
b)    This course is organized and managed for the second year residents with leadership responsibility for the co-chief of academics. The course director is Allan K. Chrisman, M.D., PTD.
c)    This is a condensed introductory seminar that covers basic topics which will give a practical clinical diagnostic, treatment planning and pharmacotherapy knowledge and administrative orientation to the inpatient, outpatient and selected community services.
d)    None
e)    3-4 hours a week for 8 weeks
 
 Year I
03.  Basic Concepts
 
a)    Required for first year residents
b)    Lin Allsbrook, M.D., Associate Training Director, Todd Enderlin, M.D., faculty and Allan Chrisman, M.D., Program Training Director teach this course.
c)    Covers basic topics in normal development, ethics, forensics, systems based practice, evidence-based medicine, childhood psychopathology, and psychopharmacology.
d)    None
e)    Two hours a week for 44 weeks.
 
  Years I & II
04.  Case Based Learning: Psychopathology and Treatment of Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Disorders
 
a)    Required for Years I & II
b)    Allan Chrisman, M.D., course director. Faculty: Expert Discussants by faculty with special knowledge of disorders.
c)    This is a survey course that reviews the epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment of psychiatric disorders in children and adolescents. Special modules for forensics, pre-school, and consultation are also done in addition to the specific disorders covered.   Essential core topics are covered, such as neurophysiology, psychopharmcology-pharmacokinetics, and pharmacodynamics.
d)    Faculty,-psychology and child-psychiatry
e)    One and a half hours a week for 88 weeks over a two year period
 
Years I & II
05. Evidence Based Medicine
 
a)    Required for Years I & II
b)    Allan Chrisman, M.D., Training Director and Rachel Dew, M.D., faculty
c)    Covers fundamentals of evidence –based medicine and its application to the specialty of child psychiatry.
d)    Faculty- psychology, social work
e)    One hour and half each week for 88 weeks over two year period
 
 Year I
06. Empirically Supported Psychosocial Treatments- Cognitive Behavioral Treatment Seminar
 
a)    Required for Year I
b)    Christian Mauro, Ph.D. and Rebecca Dingfelder, Ph.D.- staff child psychologists
c)    This year long course is an introduction to clinical interviewing and diagnostic assessments as well as a review of empirically support psychosocial treatments with an emphasis on cognitive behavioral therapy for affective and anxiety disorders. A case presentation and review of ongoing treatments occurs intermittently during the year.
d)    Psychology interns and graduate students, Allan K. Chrisman, M.D., Rachel Dew, M.D.
e)    One hour a week for 44 weeks over a year
 
Year II
07.  Post-traumatic Stress Disorder in Childhood
 
a)    Required Year II
b)    Child & Family Health Center Staff
c)    Covers the epidemiology, diagnosis and evidence-based treatments of post-traumatic stress disorder. Addresses cultural issues and systems of care for children and families receiving services for PTSD.
d)    Psychology and social work trainees
e)    One hour and a half weekly for 44 weeks
 
Year I
08. Family Systems Theory and Treatments
 
a)    Required Year I or Year II if doing a research project
b)    Karen Wells, Ph.D., Director
c)    The Family Therapy Literature Seminar. The major theoretical schools of family therapy will be reviewed in this seminar. 
d)    General Adult Residents PGY-3
e)    1 and one half hours/week over 6 months
 
Alternate Years
09. Child Psychotherapy
 
a)    Required course within 1st or 2nd year residency
b)    John Curry, Ph.D.
c)    Introduce students to the theoretical bases, intervention methods, and efficacy evidence of the major contemporary psychotherapies for children and adolescents. Examine primarily psychodynamic, interpersonal, and cognitive behavioral therapies. The main modality discussed will be individual psychotherapy, but we will also review models of intensive intervention and residential treatment.
d)    Graduate students in psychology
e)    One hour and a half weekly for 13 weeks every other year
 
Alternate Years
10. Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction
 
a)    Required course within 1st or 2nd year residency
b)    Jeff Brantley, M.D.
c)    This course is designed to introduce the concept of mindfulness; that basic human capacity to pay attention on purpose, with intention, in the present moment, in a friendly and non-judging way. By paying attention in this manner, you become more present to and aware of both the inner and outer experiences of life as they unfold. As your connection with and awareness of the unfolding of the present moment grows, so does your capacity to live more fully and to deal with stress more effectively.
d)    Faculty and residents
e)    One hour a week for 10 weeks every other year.
 
Elective
11. Neurobiological Basis of Behavior
 
a)     Elective for Year II
b)    Andrew Krystal, M.D. and Mary Edmundson, M.D.  
c)     This course covers the basic neurobiology and clinical science related to psychiatric disorders. The first third of the course will review basic neurophysiology and neuropharmacology. The second third will cover the neurobiological basis of normal aspects of behavior including learning and memory, emotion, consciousness and sleep, and personality. The final third of the course will cover the neurobiology of major neuropsychiatric diseases including schizophrenia, affective disorders, anxiety disorders, dementia, substance abuse and attentional disorders.
d)    Graduate students, general adult psychiatry residents, faculty
e)     1 and one half hours a week for 12 weeks
 
Year II
12.  Cognitive Neuroscience Series
 
a)    Elective Year II
b)    Andrew Krystal, M.D. and Michael Debillis, M.D.
c)    This course reviews the basic features of pediatric neuropsychological testing, neuroimaging in autism, Psychobiology of PTSD, developmental cognitive neuroscience.
d)    Graduate students, general adult psychiatry residents, faculty
e)    1 and one half hours a week for 12 weeks
 
Year II
13.  Eating Disorders Seminar
 
a)    Elective Course
b)    Laura Weisberg, Ph.D. and Nancy Zucker, Ph.D. course directors
c)    Topics in the treatment and etiology of eating disorders are presented and discussed.
d)    Weekly seminar on Thursdays, one hour per week for 24 weeks
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