Internal Medicine and Psychiatry
Combined Residency Program
Internal Medicine and Psychiatry Noon Conference:
We devote one hour each Monday to topics of interest to us, especially those at the interface of medicine and psychiatry, although topics vary across the spectrum. Anyone is welcome, including any resident from either categorical internal medicine or psychiatry, but typical additional attendees include combined faculty, fellows, and medical students. The Mondays are divided among.
- Journal Club
- Review current literature relevant to the combined practice of Internal Medicine-Psychiatry. Articles addressing important questions in one discipline only are encouraged, as are research articles with direct clinical relevance, basic science articles addressing patho-physiology, articles focusing on behavioral medicine, delivery of care, patient/provider attitudes, or ethical issues in medical/psychiatric care. Review articles are encouraged when the article is a systematic review, or has a meta-analytic component.
- Develop skills for critical appraisal of the medical literature, and apply them to assess the quality of the evidence reviewed
- Consider how the evidence reviewed applies to our patients
- View recent presentations
- Case Conference
- Residents present a case they have been involved with
- Residents often see patients on medical or psychiatric rotations with illnesses in both domains (of course!). Using the morning report format, this activity provides a forum for discussing an integrated approach to such potentially complicated diagnostic and treatment situations.
- Monthly, this activity is expanded to involve the general medicine residents, with presentation of a case from our inpatient medicine-psychiatry unit, 3BT.
- From Couch to Clinic
- Highlighting psychotherapy and humanism in medical settings. Topics covered include: interviewing techniques; psychotherapy in the medical setting; coping with illness; psychotherapy/relationships with the dying patient and their effect on patient and provider; defining and maintaining boundaries with patients in medical settings
- Psychologists from among our faculty may join these
- Faculty Presentations
- Combined faculty, or invited faculty from the University of Iowa Hospital, or VA Hospital, deliver a presentation on a topic of their choosing, in any format