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Global Health Psychiatry Residents

Accepting applications on a rolling basis starting July 2014 with an application deadline of October 1, 2014. Offers will be made prior to December 2014. 

Global Health Residents from the Duke Psychiatry Residency Program extend the duration of their residency training by three months to gain specific global health core competencies. Global Health Psychiatry Residents will engage in Master of Science in Global Health (MSc-GH) coursework during PGY3 and will attend weekly continuity clinics and all other mandatory meetings required by the Psychiatry Training Program during this period of training. Trainees will spend nine months during PGY4 engaging in clinical care and mentored research activities at a Duke University international partner site. Psychiatry residents who have successfully completed PGY1 are eligible to apply, with the approval of their Program Director. In addition to a biweekly journal club, there will be ample opportunity to access special events and lectures throughout the training program.

Download the Global Health / Psychiatry Pathway Track Schedule.

Open the Global Health / Psychiatry Brochure.

Global Health Competencies for Psychiatry

 

TopicGoalsObjectives
Health DisparitiesDevelop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes needed for culturally competent care.Trainees will be asked to keep a log of instructive patient cases in which social determinants (e.g. education, food security, housing, early life experiences, social trauma, and gender) have played a major role in the health of a given patient. In the final month of the program, residents will undergo an oral examination in which five or more of these cases are discussed.
Relationship of HIV/AIDS and Mental HealthDescribe the major pathological processes, their biological alterations, and how they affect specific organ systems.Trainees will be asked to participate in Infectious Diseases Clinics at their international site alongside non-psychiatric practitioners in order to assess an individual's or family's mental health needs in relation to a diagnosis of HIV/AIDS and support the clinician in meeting those needs in a resource-limited setting.
Public HealthDevelop the knowledge, skills, and attitudes need to practice basic principles of prevention.Trainees will receive intensive didactic training in public health through the MSc-GH program. Topics of importance include research methods, program implementation and evaluation, health policy, family planning and population programs, environmental health, and community healthcare.

For more information about the Global Health Residency in the Department of Psychiatry, visit the Psychiatry Residency Program website.