Graduate Medical Education : Professional Development and Support

Professional Development and Support

A variety of programs have been established to provide professional development and individual support to residents. Some of these include:

Supervision

First and second year residents receive weekly group supervision from faculty.

Third and fourth year residents are assigned two supervisors. These supervisors can be faculty from either the psychiatry or psychology department, or outside clinical supervisors who share common interests with the resident. These supervisions are excellent opportunities for trainees to discuss therapy cases, psychopharmacology, career development, and enrich both resident knowledge and skills.

Program Director Meetings

Dr. Radu Saveanu meets with the residents once a month at lunch in a relaxed environment to address any concerns of the residents and to promote an open dialogue in the training program. In addition, he meets with residents individually twice per year for performance reviews.

RTCC meetings

The Residency Training and Curriculum Committee meets weekly at lunch to discuss issues related to clinical service and didactics. Each year two residents from each class are elected to serve as class representatives at the meetings. Individual and class requests can also be presented at this time. The program director and the program coordinator are in attendance, and all residents are welcome to attend.

Committee of Interns and Residents

Residents have the option of joining the housestaff union, Committee of Interns and Residents (CIR), whose contracts are designed to improve housestaff salaries, working conditions, and enhance the quality of patient care. CIR has helped negotiate health insurance without co-pay, dental and vision coverage, life insurance, free meetings with a financial advisor, and a yearly educational stipend. In addition, CIR members have access to the CIR legal team if representation is needed for any work-related issues. For more information, please visit: www.cirseiu.org