School of Medicine

General Psychiatry Residency

Global Mental Health Concentration

In the setting of increasing global and domestic mental health burden, the Department of Psychiatry is primed to move initiatives forward to recruit and train competitive residents, improve physician competency in health equity and cross-cultural and international medical care, and become leaders among University-based outreach to underserved communities locally and abroad.

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Objectives

  • To promote awareness of issues of Global Mental Health (GMH) and social disparities
  • To develop programming and teach residents how to practice within an ethical and sustainable, cross-cultural frame-work applicable at home and abroad, including dedicated learning of mental health policy and advocacy, ethnopharmacology, trauma-based therapies, medical anthropology, international aid, and social neuroscience
  • To promote interest in working with underserved populations in the United States and abroad
  • To develop a formal network within and outside the Department of Psychiatry of individuals with interests in GMH to provide resident mentorship and new avenues of learning, care, and collaboration
  • To identify and develop new local and international programming for dedicated learning and the practice of GMH as evidenced in scholarly projects and clinical electives

Academic Experiences

  • Specialized mentorship
  • Outpatient clinical training, including Utah Health and Human Rights refugee clinic and Hartland Free Clinic in partnership with University Neighborhood Partners
  • International or domestic clinical immersion, previous residents have traveled to Vietnam, Laos, New Zealand, Peru, and the Navajo Nation in Arizona. Partnerships also exist with Uganda, Columbia and Chile
  • Participation in GME-wide gloval health certificate program (2-year curriculum)
  • Additional didactics
  • Journal club
  • Senior resident scholarly projects
  • Research
  • Conference time

Admission

Two residents will be admitted each year. Please make your interest known in your general application to the residency program.

Minimum Requirements By Year

PGY 1

  • Identify mentors
  • Attend Global Mental Health certificate courses and journal clubs (when on service)
  • Attend University-wide global health conferences and events

PGY 2

  • Select a mentor(s) and plan scholarly project
  • Consider attending national/international conference(s) related to Global Mental Health
  • Participate in 2-4 week Global Mental Health elective
  • Attend Global Mental Health certiciate courses and journal clubs (except on night float)
  • Attend University-wide global health conferences and events

PGY 3

  • Complete at least ½ day, 12 month rotation at Global Mental Health clinical site (UHHR or Hartland Clinic)
  • Consider attending national/international conference(s) related to Global Mental Health
  • Continue to work with mentor(s) to plan/implement scholarly project, which may include international or cross-cultural electives for PGY4
  • Attend Global Mental Health certificate courses and journal clubs, if not yet completed
  • Attend University-wide global health conferences and events

PGY 4

  • Participate in international and/or cross cultural electives (up to 2 months full time equivalent), may be immersive or domestic clinic (UHHR or Hartland Clinic) experience
  • Complete scholarly project related to Global Mental Health and consider a presentation at Grand Rounds
  • Consider delivering Global Mental Health track lecture(s) and leading journal club(s)
  • Consider attending national/international conference(s) related to Global Mental Health
  • Attend University-wide global health conferences and events, if not yet completed
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