Educational and Training Opportunities
Instruction occurs through conferences, seminars, course work, individual and group supervision, and day-to-day collaboration with senior staff members. Opportunities for developing supervisory skills are also available.
Required seminars include:
Professional Development seminar (1 hour): This monthly seminar focuses on clinical research, techniques to facilitate application for grant funding, preparation and practice for a job search, and other topics of interest to the interns and fellows.
Neuropsychology Seminar (1-1.5 hour): Meets weekly to discuss difficult or interesting patients or clinical syndromes, do ABPP fact-finding practice, as well as discuss clinical and research issues in neuropsychology, neuroimaging, and other issues related to specific illnesses. Faculty, fellows, interns, and visiting speakers present.
Psychometry Meeting (1 hour): All program staff that test patients clinically attend a monthly psychometry seminar headed by our neuroscience technicians/psychometrists. Topics include discussion of test administration/scoring issues (e.g., how to score an unusual complex figure copy), introduction of new tests or test versions, and other issues related to testing.
Multidisciplinary Epilepsy Surgery Case Conference (1.5 hours): Neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuropsychologists, nurses, residents and fellows meet weekly to discuss pre-surgical findings and surgical planning.
Lab Meetings (1 hour): The research groups within our lab meet weekly or bi-monthly to discuss ongoing research projects, research methods, outcomes, and propose new studies.
Other available didactics include Psychiatry Department Grand Rounds, Neurology Grand Rounds and Case Conference, Brain Cutting, Pediatric Grand Rounds, Radiology Grand Rounds, Cognitive Neuroscience lecture series, Summer Neuroscience Institute lectures, etc.
Electives (Seminars Available):
Fellows may participate in seminars in the psychiatric residency program including: Basic Psychopathology; Phenomenology; Diagnosis and Treatment of Psychiatric Disorders; Neuropsychiatry; Psychopharmacology; Neurology; Sexual Dysfunction; Organic Mental Disorders; Substance Abuse; Psychosomatic Medicine and Principles of Psychodynamic Psychotherapy. Fellows also attend regular departmental continuing education programs and medical center conferences in such areas as neurology, consultation and clinical research.