Next Level Matball Trophy Pranking


It has come to my attention that departmental competitiveness has reached a new high since the triumph of the residents over faculty at the First Annual Psychiatry Department Matball Challenge and Potluck not long ago. Recall there were trophies, First Place for residents and Second Place for faculty. It turns out that the rivalry was not […]

Crossroads for Maintenance of Certification?

Jim Amos MD 7

So I see Dr. Nora, President and CEO of the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) notices the “disconnect” rank and file physicians have relative to our view of Maintenance of Certification (MOC), reported on in a recent issue of Psychiatric News: ABMS President Defends MOC Part 4, Calls for Physician Engagement in Quality: Psychiatric […]

Pedometer Daze or the 10,000 Hour Rule

Pedometer 6.26.2015

This afternoon a colleague and I were talking about something or other and the topic turned to how many steps I take on a given day on the consult service. I minimized it. He also mentioned something about the significance of  the number 10,000, I guess as it might relate to gaining proficiency at anything, […]

Congratulations, Dr. Paul Thisayakorn!

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I just got word from Dr. Paul Thisayakorn, who previously graduated from our residency program, that he has now graduated from the year-long and very rigorous Psychosomatic Medicine Fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic on June 15, 2015. Paul plans to return to his native Thailand to continue his career by working in a private hospital […]

CPCP: Late Onset Bipolar Illness by Dr. Michele Morais


After the residents got back from taking the psychiatry consult service mascot Alice (and Clive) for a walk yesterday, Dr. Michele Morais delivered an excellent review of the limited literature on late onset bipolar disorder. It’s rare to see a manic episode in someone over fifty years old and it should always trigger a systematic […]