Residents Corner

Hendrix Revisited: Joe’s Final Psychotherapy Session

February 09, 2017

After a code gray, it was clear to me that no matter one’s training, only such fundamental moments can enable one to answer affirmatively when asked, "Are you experienced?"

Eight Enemies of Good Writing for the Lay Reader

January 25, 2017

It’s too bad that so many experts-in medicine and in other professions-can’t write for a lay audience. Here's some help.

A Coin Flip

January 24, 2017

But what if the patient was lying? It's hard to go to sleep at night and not wonder, “. . . what if I'm wrong?”

Effective Note-Writing: A Primer for Psychiatry Residents

January 12, 2017

An overview of various aspects of taking notes and suggestions for effective documentation.

I Was My First Patient

October 05, 2016

"Like many good psychiatrists, I have empathy and concern for my patients. But in my case, I’ve quite literally walked in their shoes."

Combat Veterans: Adaptation to Transition

June 29, 2016

Leaving the military is not an easy or simple process. Here is one psychiatrist's personal story.

Extracurricular Activities for Early-Career Psychiatrists

April 30, 2016

With the standard aversion to moonlighting in the emergency department at the local hospital, lots of us have asked the same question: “What else can I do to pay the bills?”

Dignity in a Handshake

March 03, 2016

A simple handshake is no longer a formal gesture to symbolize parting ways. It has become that moment, with a patient, when we both agree to embark on a journey together.

Wellness and Medical School: Aspiration-or Pipe Dream?

August 18, 2015

Over the past 10 years, a growing literature has documented the significantly increased rates of stress, burnout, depression, and suicidal ideation in medical students.

Vacation Times?

August 17, 2015

To some external observers, it may seem like psychiatrists just go through the complicated mechanics of making a diagnosis, developing a treatment plan, and prescribing needed interventions. But there is so much more to it.