School of Medicine

General Psychiatry Residency

Global Mental Health Track (Elective)

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 for Track Residents

  • 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 partnerships now exist with Uganda, Columbia and Chile
  • 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.

Track Minimum Requirements By Year

PGY 1

  • Identify mentors
  • Attend University Global Health Initiative and GMH Track lectures and journal clubs when on service
  • Consider taking Global Mental Health-related University course (2 courses required for track certificate of completion, more are optional)

PGY 2

  • Select a mentor(s) and plan scholaraly project
  • Attend track elective lectures and Journal Club (except on night float)
  • Deliver 1 Journal club presentation
  • Consider attending national/international conference related to GMH (must attend one during residency)
  • Consider taking Global Mental Health-related University course (2 courses required for track certificate of completion, more are optional)

PGY 3

  • Complete at least ½ day, 12 mo at GMH clinical site (UHHR or Hartland  clinic)
  • Consider attending national/international conference related to GMH (must attend one during residency)
  • Deliver 1 GMH track lecture
  • Deliver 1 Journal Club presentation
  • Continue to work with mentor(s) to plan/implement scholary project, which may include international or cross-cultural electives for PGY4, though earlier electives may be allowed in PGY2 year
  • Consider taking Global Mental Health-related University course (2 courses required for track certificate of completion, more are optional)

PGY 4

  • Consider attending national/international conference related to GMH (must attend one during residency)
  • 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 GMH, and consider presention at Grand Rounds
  • Deliver 1 GMH track lecture (2 required for track certificate of completion, more are optional)
  • Deliver 1 Journal Club presentation (2 required for track certificate of completion, more are optional)
  • Consider taking Global Mental Health-related University course (2 courses required for track certificate of completion, more are optional)
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