University Neuropsychiatric Institute (UNI) Rotations

The University Neuropsychiatric Institute (UNI) is a freestanding psychiatric hospital that draws patients from the entire Mountain West region. At UNI residents will have the opportunity to work with a wide range of patients, from those with severe and persistent mental illness to those patients who are cared for within a private practice model. In contrast to the other rotation sites, residents may be more exposed at UNI to managed care constraints and expectations, which require different skills and which may influence the resident’s relationship with his/her patients.

PGY-1

Duration: Two to three months (one-month blocks)

The inpatient rotation for PGY-1 residents teaches the skills necessary to do comprehensive psychiatric interviews as well as comprehensive medical evaluations of psychiatric patients. PGY-1 residents are expected to demonstrate the ability to diagnose most psychiatric illnesses and to learn how to make thorough differential diagnoses. Residents will participate as a member of an interdisciplinary team and should begin to learn how to lead a treatment team in terms of medical decision making and treatment decisions. PGY-1 residents should also learn how to make a case presentation and biopsychosocial formulation of their patients.  

Each attending psychiatrist may give additional details about their rotations in individualized rotation descriptions and in descriptions of resident duties unique to their rotations. 

PGY-2

Duration: Three to four months (one-month blocks)

The inpatient rotation for PGY-2 residents teaches the skills necessary to do more advanced psychiatric interviews and sophisticated management of medical and psychiatric issues. Residents at this level are expected to demonstrate the ability to diagnose psychiatric illnesses utilizing accurate DSM-5 codes and to generate complete differential diagnoses. Residents will participate as a member of an interdisciplinary team. In accordance with increasing skills and abilities, it is expected that PGY-2 residents will demonstrate increased autonomy in terms of medical decision making and team leadership. It is also expected that PGY-2 residents will be granted more responsibilities within the multidisciplinary team. PGY-2 residents should also demonstrate facility with case presentations and biopsychosocial formulations of patients.

Each attending psychiatrist may give additional details about their rotations in individualized rotation descriptions and in descriptions of resident duties unique to their rotations.

PGY-4

Duration: Senior Resident/Junior Resident three month blocks

 

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