Open Access Week at Iowa!

Open Access

Well it’s that time of year again, meaning Open Access Week at University of Iowa. There will be several blog posts about it at Transitions Blog University of Iowa and mine is supposed to be among them. Open Access Week starts tomorrow and runs from October 20-26, 2014. You gotta come on up to Open Access!

Suicide Risk Assessment: Always Look for Ways to Improve

bumpy riding on the box

Today I’d like to call attention to a couple of interesting articles on suicide risk assessment, which is something I do every day as a consulting psychiatrist in the general hospital (and I’m always looking for ways to improve). The easiest way to start is to let you have a look at a couple of […]

MOL Acceptability Survey Update


So I just got a reply yesterday from the Iowa Board of Medicine (IBM) regarding my inquiry about the results of the Maintenance of Licensure (MOL) Acceptability Survey, completed in late April. My message prompted them to publish a press release about the results, which they had available in June. They were kind enough to send […]

Psychiatry Update Conference in Madison, Wisconsin–Dang, Missed It Again!

Sena and Me at Monona Terrace

I just saw Dr. George Dawson’s post on the 2nd Annual Update and Advances in Psychiatry conference held in Madison, Wisconsin: Real Psychiatry: University of Wisconsin 2nd Annual Update — James Amos (@jamostheelder) October 14, 2014 I’m always on duty staffing our general hospital psychiatry consultation service in the fall months, so I’m usually […]

CPCP: PTSD in ICU Survivors by Dr. Victoria Linares


The outstanding Clinical Problems in Consultation Psychiatry (CPCP) presentations are coming thick and fast, so much I can hardly keep up with them! This one is on Postraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in intensive care unit (ICU) survivors by Dr. Victoria Linares, MD, a Family Medicine resident who is rotating on the psychiatry consult service this […]