University of Utah Medical Center (UUMC) Rotations

University of Utah Health serves people from across the state and throughout the Mountain West. U of U Health logs more than 850,000 inpatient and outpatient visits annually, and every day more than 10,000 people pass through the front doors of the University of Utah Hospital. Residents rotate on 5 West, a 22 bed psychiatric unit that is part of the University Hospital. Residents on this rotation are exposed to a wide range of psychiatric disorders. A unique aspect of working on 5 West is that residents will have exposure to patients with significant medical and psychiatric co-morbidities. Residents will gain skills in managing patients who require careful medical evaluation and co-management with other medical specialties.

PGY-1

Duration: One month to two 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: One month to two 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.

Rotation Goals & Objectives

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