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I’m an early riser and it’s about 5:30 in the morning. My schedule, such as it is, will be about the same today. I’ll be staffing the psychiatry consultation service for the general hospital, which means I’ll be working with a smart, motivated senior medical student and an outstanding resident putting out fires all over […]
http://medicine.uicapture.uiowa.edu/Panopto/Pages/Viewer/Default.aspx?id=e3846bbb-8dac-4b11-8c4b-421553d0b2b8 The link above takes you to a new UI Capture Panopto talk I recorded a couple of days ago, “Introduction to Factitious Disorder and Malingering.” I hope to include it in with the other presentation on my Basic Links that I’ve done a couple of years ago. I also hope it will be on […]
I’ve been monitoring the notices on the Iowa Board of Medicine (IBM) web site and just this morning saw that there’s a meeting scheduled for tomorrow and Friday this week. See the link http://www.medicalboard.iowa.gov/ When I clicked on it, I noticed that on the agenda under the heading “Federation of State Medical Boards” are two items […]
So my wife says to me this morning, “You should wear your red pants today!” So I did, as a reminder of the Red Pants Revolution for Lifelong Learning, which you might have forgotten since my last few posts about it. The whole Red Pants Revolution thing got started last year as my reaction to […]
Lately I’ve been getting a few notices of colleagues and teachers heading for retirement. Each announcement makes me wonder about when I’ll be next. But more importantly, these messages are wonderful opportunities to reflect on the memories I have of learning from the many teachers for whom I have the deepest respect and admiration. Though […]
Here’s another Clinical Problems in Consultation Psychiatry (CPCP), this time an excellent update on the prevention and treatment of delirium by one of our psychiatry residents, Dr. Sophia Yuan. We had some interesting comments by the medical students rotating on the psychiatry consultation service, mostly along the lines of how difficult it is to change […]
Here’s something more or less just for fun today. I wonder if “Fallon and Black” could be the name for a comedy duo on psychopathy (I don’t mean Jimmy Fallon). What got this strange train of thought going was my wife excitedly yelling down the stairs at me this morning, “You have to see this video!” […]
February 19, 2014 By Jim Amos
Coming at you we’ve got another outstanding Clinical Problems in Consultation Psychiatry (CPCP) presentation by senior medical students, this time covering a basic review of serotonin syndrome and the role of the analgesic tramadol in serotonin syndrome. Unfortunately, this is not a rare problem in the general hospital and psychiatric consultants are often called about […]
February 18, 2014 By Jim Amos
I want to highlight a page from a Gold Humanism in Medicine web page, Physician empathy and perspective taking protect against burnout – Humanizing Medicine. Although the title emphasizes the role of empathy in protecting against burnout, the tenor of the articles speak to a pervasive force in the culture of medical education in which all […]
February 15, 2014 By Jim Amos
We had a complicated Clinical Problems in Clinical Psychiatry (CPCP) recently presented by two talented psychiatry residents about selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and the risk for bleeding. Dr. Michele Morais leads off with the presentation of literature which tends to show there’s very low to no risk for bleeding with use of SSRIs. Dr. Adam […]
February 14, 2014 By Jim Amos
Happy Valentine’s Day to my beautiful wife!
February 13, 2014 By Jim Amos
I just got the American Psychiatric Association (APA) election results and Dr. Renee Binder, MD has been elected President-Elect. Recall my support for Dr. Binder’s candidacy because she was the candidate with the most well-developed position on Maintenance of Certification (MOC). APA’s Committee of Tellers met today and approved the results for APA’s 2014 national election. […]
February 9, 2014 By Jim Amos
So I read this story in the New York Times about how important it is for doctors to show empathy, sit down and listen to their patients. The author is a nurse who cited a couple of papers supporting her point [1,2]. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve walked into a patient’s room and not […]
February 6, 2014 By Jim Amos
On Christmas Eve in 2013, Dr. Luisella Magnani sent me a message that a poster presentation of hers had been accepted which will be shown at the 1st International Children’s Palliative Care Network in Mumbai, India (| ICPCN Transforming children’s palliative care–from ideas to action) February 10-12, 2014. Dr. Magnani has been working very hard […]
February 6, 2014 By Jim Amos
Dr. Alex Gamble, one of the residents (who made the YouTube video along with Dr. Paul Thisayakorn about how to administer the Mini-Cog in delirium assessment) sent me a couple of articles about delirium published in the January 30, 2014 issue of the New England Journal of Medicine via email the other day [1,2]. One of them was an essay about the history of delirium […]
February 5, 2014 By Jim Amos
No doubt many of you have noticed there have been a couple of technical challenges with my blog site lately. The major ones are currently nonfunctional gallery carousels for the Clinical Problems in Consultation Psychiatry (CPCP) slide sets and the nonfunctional posts with slide sets created using WordPress Presentation Shortcode. I’ve been in contact with […]
February 1, 2014 By Jim Amos
I notice that the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) is sponsoring a new initiative about their own Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program called “Assessment 2020: What skills will physicians need in the future?” The link to the page is Assessment 2020: What skills will physicians need in the future? : Assessment 2020 – American […]
January 31, 2014 By Jim Amos
Judge Jay Stein, a very important person to me, not just in my academic career but in my life, died on Wednesday, January 30, 2014 at Mercy Hospice in Iowa City. I will always remember my first encounters with Judge Stein. I was a first year resident in psychiatry at The University of Iowa Hospitals […]
January 30, 2014 By Jim Amos
Tomorrow is the last day to vote in the American Psychiatric Association (APA) elections, so please vote if you’re a member. If you have access to the APA LinkedIn discussion site, please add your comment to the one entitled “Social Media and APA.” My comments are below: “I’ve gotten to social media rather late in […]
January 29, 2014 By Jim Amos
Hey, another excellent Clinical Problems in Consultation Psychiatry (CPCP) coming your way by stellar medical students Laura Rocwell, in her 3rd year and still deciding on what medical specialty she’ll pursue, and Emily Funk, a 4th year student who is looking forward to a career in Family Medicine. Their presentation is about the new delirium […]
July 29, 2012 By Jim Amos
This is another one of those high-quality videos I posted about earlier, Spectacular Educational Videos by Department of Veterans Affairs « The Practical Psychosomaticist: James Amos, M.D. and which Dr. Nina Tumosa, PhD gave permission to post. This is Agitated Behaviors in Older Nursing Home Residents, an educational video from the Department of Veterans Affairs, Geriatric […]
July 26, 2012 By Jim Amos
This is one of those high-quality videos I posted about earlier, Spectacular Educational Videos by Department of Veterans Affairs « The Practical Psychosomaticist: James Amos, M.D. and which Dr. Nina Tumosa, PhD gave permission to post. This is Dementia with Agitation, an educational video from the Department of Veterans Affairs, Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Centers […]
July 28, 2012 By Jim Amos
This is another one of those high-quality videos I posted about earlier, Spectacular Educational Videos by Department of Veterans Affairs « The Practical Psychosomaticist: James Amos, M.D. and which Dr. Nina Tumosa, PhD gave permission to post. This is Agitated Behaviors in Older Hospitalized Patients, an educational video from the Department of Veterans Affairs, Geriatric Research […]
July 27, 2012 By Jim Amos
Coming at you with another one of those pristine videos from the VA GRECC, and this one is about hypoactive and hyperactive delirium. This is an incredibly well-crafted educational resource and I thank Dr. Nina Tumosa, PhD for giving permission to post it. This is Delirium: Quiet and Excited, an educational video from the Department […]
James Amos, MD
Dr. James J. Amos is Clinical Professor of Psychiatry in the UI Carver College of Medicine at The University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa. Dr. Amos received a B. S. degree in Distributed Studies (Zoology, Chemistry, and Microbiology) in 1985 from Iowa State University and an M.D. from The University of Iowa in Iowa City, Iowa in 1992. He completed his psychiatry residency, including a year as Chief Resident, in 1996 at the Department of Psychiatry at The University of Iowa. He has co-edited a practical book about consultation psychiatry with Dr. Robert G. Robinson entitled Psychosomatic Medicine: An Introduction to Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry. As a clinician educator, among Dr. Amos’s most treasured achievements is the Leonard Tow Humanism in Medicine Award.
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November 28, 2012 By Jim Amos
I’ve been thinking about clinical excellence in psychiatry lately and comparing it to the “Skypeiatry” I’ve heard about at the 59th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine (APM), held in Atlanta, Georgia this year. Although the main theme was Bioethics at the Interface of Medicine and Psychiatry, there were quite a few presentations […]
June 6, 2012 By Jim Amos
Do I speak Dragon or do I speak jive? That is the question, people…which readers are not allowed to answer. As many of you probably already know, Nuance makes the speech recognition software product allowing users to instantly create finished documents without dictating and waiting for the transcriptionists to return from coffee breaks, vacations, or […]
February 25, 2013 By Jim Amos
I saw this great item in AMA MorningRounds about inattentional blindness, a phenomenon I somehow failed to notice in my introductory, undergraduate psychology class. The story is about a recent study showing that most radiologists didn’t notice a very large gorilla that researchers added to a lung CT scan (see story at link Study: Most […]
December 23, 2012 By Jim Amos
I saw this post recently by the happy hugger at link, Daily Prompt: Forever Young « Hope* the happy hugger. It reminded me that I’m a geezer and sparked a little reflection on what I do at work, at home, and about what I do for the important people in my life–and how I would […]
June 22, 2012 By Jim Amos
Would a mental disorder called “Major Affective Disorder, Pleasant Type” have a nice ring to it? Should we pass it on to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM)-5 committees for consideration? Thanks to commenter Kathryn Lyons-Keyt (see link Building A Road to Happiness: Recruitment to Psychiatry « The Practical Psychosomaticist: James Amos, M.D.), I thought […]
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Hey, It’s Not All About Me
You can find a lot of educational content about Psychosomatic Medicine here, mostly about delirium (not the music group!). I give credit to all of my teachers. In order to see the picture galleries of photos or powerpoint slides, click on one of the slides, which will open up the presentation to fill the screen. Use the arrow buttons to scroll left and right through the slides or up and down to view the annotations. To search educational University of Iowa presentations, go to URL http://medicine.uicapture.uiowa.edu/Panopto/Pages/Default.aspx. Type my name to see mine—or just type “skinny”. Navigate to Category 1 CME from my blog site by looking under The University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics menu under my blog title header, scroll to “Panopto UICapture Educational Presentations” (clicking that will take you to all presentations or type my name to see mine—or just type “skinny”), and hover to highlight “Health Pro Network Univ of Iowa CME”; or go to URL http://www.medicine.uiowa.edu/healthpro/. Enjoy!
Disclaimer:This blog is both fun and it's for educational purposes only. You should not use it as a substitute for medical advice from your personal physician.
Maintenance of Certification
August 3, 2013 By Jim Amos
http://poll.fm/4cccg There’s new poll at the link above and I’d appreciate your vote. It’s keyed to the post, AMA HOD Resolution to Oppose MOC and MOL for the Red Pants Revolution? – The Practical Psychosomaticist. So, the deal is that the American Medical Association House of Delegates will hold their interim meeting at Gaylord […]
September 1, 2013 By Jim Amos
I just read Dr. George Dawson’s blog post, Real Psychiatry: Response to Dr. Lieberman on the Changing Times for Psychiatry. I also wondered about Dr. Lieberman’s article. I thought it gave perhaps a little too much space to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM). I think we need to pay more attention to the pressures […]
December 10, 2013 By Jim Amos
I wanted to share with you a reply I got to my letter to American Psychiatric Association (APA) candidates about their positions on Maintenance of Certification (MOC) and Maintenance of Licensure (MOL) which I posted on the APA LinkedIn site. This is a site which is closed to all but APA members, but she gave […]
August 7, 2013 By Jim Amos
This is an update on my question to U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley about an alleged ongoing U.S. Senate Finance Committee investigation of the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) for conflicts of interest surrounding drug company funding of Dr. Scott Fishman’s book “Responsible Opioid Prescribing: A Clinician’s Guide.” I published a post about this in […]
More MOC and MOL
- American Board of Internal Medicine Assessment 2020 Comments
- The MOC:PQRS; Now More Than Ever, We Need Leaders
- How Can We Learn from History Repeating Itself?
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