By Request, More Thoughts on the Psychiatrist Shortage

Vikram Kumar Rohra, a senior medical student who has own his blog site, Psihub, as for my comments on an article ( "Addressing the Escalating Psychiatrist Shortage" by Stacy Weiner, posted February 13, 2018, AAMC News) about the shrinking psychiatric work force. Part of the challenge is, as Vikram points out, is the graying out phenomenon. … Continue reading By Request, More Thoughts on the Psychiatrist Shortage

Keenan Laraway, MD on Mentorship

I got a nice surprise yesterday. Keenan Laraway, MD is one of the internal medicine residents with whom I've worked. He said some very nice things about me on the Short Coat Podcast on April 12, 2018. He's headed to the University of Pennsylvania for a fellowship in Nephrology. Keenan has rotated through the Psychiatry … Continue reading Keenan Laraway, MD on Mentorship

Remember

I decided not to renew my membership in the Academy of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry (ACLP) this year. Today I received formal notice of membership cancellation, along with an exit survey which felt more like a personal letter promising to welcome me back if only I would change my mind. I remember first becoming a member at … Continue reading Remember

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

The Geezer is “Not Meeting MOC Requirements”

I enjoyed reading Dr. George Dawson’s recent blog post on Maintenance of Certification (MOC) in which he supports the principle of lifelong learning while questioning the American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) attempt at modeling the principle, known as MOC. I applaud his decision to participate in the alternative certification board, the National Board of … Continue reading The Geezer is “Not Meeting MOC Requirements”

CPCP: Neurology and Psychiatry: Divided or United?

I'm particularly proud of today's Clinical Problems in Consultation Psychiatry (CPCP), "Neurology and Psychiatry: Divided Or United?" Partly that's because one of the trainees who worked on it is a Neurology resident, Dr. Abdel Wahed, and I always enjoy their participation on the Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry service. That said, the medical student, Nicoll, and the Family … Continue reading CPCP: Neurology and Psychiatry: Divided or United?

CPCP: Improving Psychiatry Consultation Questions

Today we had an outstanding Clinical Problems in Consultation Psychiatry (CPCP) presentation by several trainees, including residents and medical students. This is the first one about improving the two way street of communication between the psychiatry consultation service and consultees and I don't know why it took us so long to get to it. The … Continue reading CPCP: Improving Psychiatry Consultation Questions