Can I Just Eat The Pizza?

Just about every day during the week is starting to feel like Saturday, although occasionally I still get pangs of guilt for not being at work. I used to focus on the psychiatric core competency pizza. Now I actually make the pizza and we just eat it. We sometimes talk about the “retirement home.” That … Continue reading Can I Just Eat The Pizza?

The Clinician Educator Revisited

This is anything but a scholarly work, but my thoughts about the role of the clinician educator in academia need expression. The last time I wrote about this was about the time I started blogging, back in 2011. It was in the context, unfortunately, of a resident getting the impression that pursuing a clinician-educator role … Continue reading The Clinician Educator Revisited

Maxims And Birdhouses

For the past day or two I've been trying to remember who wrote an article with the word "maxims" in the title. I finally recalled "Simone's Maxims." The full title is "Understanding Academic Medical Centers: Simone's Maxims." I don't recall how or why I first found this paper about the academic medical organizational culture by … Continue reading Maxims And Birdhouses

A Short History: Interview With The Geezer

As the 100th year anniversary of the University of Iowa Department of Psychiatry approaches in 2019, I find myself wondering how my personal history intersects with it since I'll be retired in 2020 after being on faculty for about 22 years and associated with the College of Medicine and the Psychiatry Residency for 30 years. … Continue reading A Short History: Interview With The Geezer

CPCP: ARFID and Anorexia Nervosa Treatment Outcomes Compared

Coming at you with another outstanding Clinical Problems in Consultation Psychiatry (CPCP). This one compares two eating disorders and their treatment outcomes: Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder (ARFID) and Anorexia Nervosa. A hard-working medical student put this together, Allison Kim. She's a senior who'll be going into Emergency Medicine. She's a great learner and a … Continue reading CPCP: ARFID and Anorexia Nervosa Treatment Outcomes Compared

A Day in the Life: A Consultation-Liaison Psychiatrist

In the last couple of days while I've  been trying to update the broken links on my blog, I've been thinking about what my "typical day in the life" is like as a consultation-liaison (C-L) psychiatrist. I'm taking a break from the broken links to outline my typical day on the job. I can reflect … Continue reading A Day in the Life: A Consultation-Liaison Psychiatrist

The Geezer’s Take On Teaching C-L Psychiatry in Iowa

Iowans got encouraging news recently about the new Psychiatry Residency programs launching in July 2018 at Mercy Medical Center and Broadlawns Medical Center, both located in Des Moines. I hope this will reduce the shortage of psychiatrists in Iowa. The University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics historically has been the only place where psychiatry residencies … Continue reading The Geezer’s Take On Teaching C-L Psychiatry in Iowa