Faculty

Dr. Russell Joffe
Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science

  • Psychiatry Residency:McMaster University
  • Fellowship in Bipolar Disorder and Psychopharmacology:National Institute of Mental Health
  • Medical School: Stellenbosch University
  • Board Certified in General Psychiatry
  • [email protected]
     

Dr. Timothy Sullivan
Vice Chair & Director of Post Graduate Education, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science

  • Psychiatry Residency: The New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center 
  • Medical School: Dartmouth Medical College 
  • Board Certified in General Psychiatry
  • [email protected]
     

Dr. Laura Ancona
Attending Psychiatrist, Outpatient Mental Health

  • Psychiatry Residency: Downstate Medical Center/ Kings County Hospital
  • Fellowship in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry: Downstate Medical Center/Kings County
  • Medical School: Universidad Autónoma de Guadalajara
  • Board Certified in General Psychiatry
  • [email protected]
     

Dr. Dmitry Aniskin
Medical Director, Princes Bay Methadone Maintenance Treatment Program

  • Psychiatry Residency: Beth Israel Medical Center, NY 
  • Fellowship in Addiction Psychiatry: Beth Israel Medical Center, NY 
  • Medical School: Sechenov First Moscow Medical University 
  • Board Certification in General Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry
  • [email protected]
     

Dr. Dasen Brajkovic
Medical Director, Inpatient Psychiatry South

  • Psychiatry Residency: Downstate Medical center
  • Medical School: School of Medicine University of Zagreb Croatia
  • Geriatric Fellowship: Downstate Medical Center
  • Board Certified in General Psychiatry
  • [email protected]
     

Dr. Natarajan Elangovan 
Attending Psychiatrist, Consult and Liaison Service, South Site

  • Psychiatry Residency: Wayne State and Elmhurst Hospital- Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  • Medical School: Madres Ras University
  • Board Certification in General Psychiatry
  • [email protected]
     

Dr. Michael Ketteringham 
Director, Integrated Medicine, and Psychiatry 

  • Psychiatry Residency: New York University Medical Center
  • Addiction Fellowship: New York University Medical Center
  • Medical School: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Board Certification in General Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry
  • [email protected]
     

Dr. Harshal Kirane
Director, Addiction Services

  • Psychiatry Residency: UT Southwestern
  • Addiction Fellowship: NYU Langone Medical Center
  • Brain Imaging in Schizophrenia Fellowship: UT Southwestern
  • Medical School: University of Texas, Southwestern Medical School
  • Board Certification in General Psychiatry and Addiction Psychiatry
  • [email protected]
     

Dr. Boris Mekinulov 
Attending Psychiatrist, Consultation, and Liaison Psychiatry 

  • Psychiatry Residency: Beth Israel Medical Center
  • Medical School: New York University School of Medicine
  • Board Certification in General Psychiatry
  • [email protected]
     

Dr. Gyulnara Melkumyants 
Attending Psychiatrist, Outpatient Mental Health 

  • Psychiatry ResidencyNorth General Hospital, Mount Sinai Health System
  • Medical School: Kiev Medical Institute
  • Board Certified in General Psychiatry
  • [email protected]
     

Dr. Vladan Novakovic 
Director, Outpatient Psychiatric Services 

  • Psychiatry Residency: Maimonides Medical Center
  • Medical School: University of Belgrad School of Medicine
  • Schizophrenia/ Neuro Imaging Fellowship: Mount Sinai
  • Brain Stimulation/ Neuromodulation Fellowship: Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons
  • Board Certified in General Psychiatry
  • [email protected]
     

Dr. Peng Pang 
Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 

  • Psychiatry Residency: Maimonides Medical Center
  • Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship: Boston’s Children Hospital, Harvard
  • Medical School: Peking University and Medical College
  • [email protected]
     

Dr. Roberto Paranal 
Medical Director, Outpatient Mental Health Clinic South 

  • Psychiatry Residency: Brookdale Hospital Medical Center
  • Medical School: University of Santo Tomas
  • Board Certified in General Psychiatry
  • [email protected]

Dr. Matthew Schwartz 
Medical Director, Inpatient Psychiatry South 

  • Psychiatry Residency: SUNY Health Science Center/Brooklyn
  • Medical School: Medical College of Wisconsin
  • Board Certified General Psychiatry
  • [email protected]
     

Dr. Olusola Segun 
Attending Psychiatrist, Consult and Liaison Service North

  • Psychiatry Residency: Richmond University Medical Center
  • Psychosomatic Medicine Fellowship: Mount Sinai St. Luke’s Roosevelt
  • Medical School: College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
  • Board Certification in General Psychiatry
  • [email protected]
     

Dr. Margaret Seide 
Attending, Chemical Dependency Detox, and Rehab 

  • Psychiatry Residency: John Hopkins Hospital
  • Medical School: New York University School of Medicine
  • Board Certified in Psychiatry
  • [email protected]
     

Dr. Robert Stern 
Attending Psychiatrist 

  • Psychiatry Residency: Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  • Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship: Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  • Schizophrenia Research Fellowship: Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  • Medical School: Sackler School of Medicine
  • Board certified in General Psychiatry and Geriatric Psychiatry
  • [email protected]
     

Dr. Eileen Sweeney
Attending, Outpatient Mental Health North

  • Psychiatry Residency: New York University Medical Center
  • Medical School: Upstate Medical University
  • Geriatric Fellowship: Beth Israel Medical Center
  • Board Certification in General Psychiatry and Geriatric Psychiatry
  • [email protected]
     

Dr. Jonathan Zimmerman 
Attending, Outpatient Mental Health South 

  • Psychiatry Residency: Tufts Medical Center
  • Medical School: Keck School of Medicine
  • Board Certified in General Psychiatry
  • [email protected]

Rotations

Year 1

3 months

1 month

1 month

2 month

4 month

1 month

Internal Medicine

Neurology

Emergency Medicine

Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry

Inpatient Psychiatry

Pediatrics

 

Year 2

6 months

1 month

1 month

3 month

1 month

Inpatient Adult Psychiatry

Neurology

Inpatient Adolescent Psychiatry

(Zucker-Hillside)

Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry

Addictions and Recovery Services

 

Year 3

12 Months Full time Outpatient Mental Health Clinic including Addictions Services (3/5)

12 Months Full time Integrated Care (1/5)

12 Month Full time Child & Adolescent Outpatient (1/5)

 

Year 4

Full time Outpatient Mental Health Clinic (4 x 0.5 days) = 2/5

Consultation-Liaison (2 x 0.5 Days) = 1/5

Required Electives (Addiction/Child/Community MH/Team leader) = 1.5/5

FLEX Time (Research/Teaching/Career Development) 1 x 0.5 day = 0.5/5

First year (R-1 Categorical)

This fully accredited program conforms to the requirements of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology for board certification in Psychiatry. The achievement of core competencies is stressed. Four residents are enrolled in the Categorical First Year, which includes three months of Internal Medicine, one month of Neurology, one month of Emergency Medicine, one month of Pediatric Medicine, two months of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, and four months of Adult Inpatient Psychiatry. All training in the first year takes place at SIUH. R-1 residents in Psychiatry are assigned to one of our Adult Inpatient Treatment Teams where they receive intensive and continuously supervised clinical experience with patients hospitalized for psychiatric evaluation, treatment, and return to their communities and to their daily life.

Each resident is supervised directly by two members of the psychiatric faculty to whom she or he is assigned. During clinical rotations, the resident also comes into contact with other members of the treatment team, including fellow residents, psychiatric nurses, social workers, and other students. Psychiatric evaluations and treatment plans are carefully coordinated at daily clinical rounds and at team meetings.

In addition to this clinical training component, all R-1 residents receive approximately six hours per week of formal instruction, which includes a general orientation to psychiatry; conferences in which psychiatric interviewing and diagnostic skills will be both demonstrated by faculty, with an opportunity for residents to perform interviews and be constructively critiqued; consultation liaison psychiatry conferences; seminars on specific psychiatric subject areas including neuroscience, genomics, psychotherapy, and others; a seminar on the use of narrative in medical practice and in psychiatry in particular; and other educational activities. 

The faculty will also be conducting Clinical Skills Verification exams during each rotation a resident completes in a psychiatry department service. Annually, a supervisor will conduct an extended CSV exam, incorporating elements of case formulation and treatment planning. On the basis of this comprehensive exam, the supervisor will complete an attestation form (attached, as provided by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology), in which the supervisor documents their direct observation of the resident and assesses the ability of the resident to independently examine and assess patients; make a case formulation; craft a cogent and appropriate treatment plan; demonstrate appropriate understanding of, and use of, psychotropic medications and other treatment modalities. This attestation will be appropriate to the resident's level of training, and will document the resident's ability to assume more responsibility and a greater degree of independence in their following academic year.   

Finally, in accordance with AGCME guidelines, R-2 and R-3 residents will be assessed, with regard to their competency to serve as supervisors, by faculty.

Training experiences of comparable quality are provided during Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, Emergency Medicine and Neurology rotations.

Second Year (R-2)

The Inpatient Adolescent Psychiatry rotation will take place at Zucker-Hillside Hospital. All other rotations are at SIUH. Residents will have both a general psychiatry adult inpatient experience, as well as a rotation on an inpatient unit that treats geriatric patients. The Consultation-Liaison experience will deepen the resident's exposure to and comfort with both Emergency Psychiatry and the practice of psychiatry with patients with co-morbid medical conditions. The Neurology Consultation/Clinic rotation will allow residents to fulfill the requirements for ABPN certification, and also expose them to a rich and constructive clinical experience. 

Adolescent Psychiatry-Inpatient:

This is a required 4-week rotation on the Adolescent Pavilion during the R- 2 years and occurs at Zucker-Hillside Hospital.

The faculty consists of two full-time child and adolescent psychiatrists, one full-time psychologist, a 0.75 FTE psychologist, two full-time social workers, two full-time rehabilitation therapists in addition to the nursing staff and four mental health workers.

Two hours of supervision by child and adolescent psychiatrists are provided weekly. This is in addition to the bedside discussion and other didactic discussion and/or consultations. Case loads are carefully monitored and controlled to provide a diverse and enriching experience in child psychiatry. The residents are expected to participate in team meetings twice a week where patient status, treatment plan and disposition are discussed. This is in addition to the core lecture and didactics provided on an annual basis to the residents.

There are approximately 400 admissions to the Adolescent pavilion every year. The Adolescent Pavilion is a co-ed inpatient unit whose population is characterized by heterogeneity of age, race, and diagnosis. The mean age is 15 with a range from 12-18. Race: 45% Caucasian; 40% African American; 5% Hispanic; 5% Asian; 5% Other. Diagnoses: 45% Affective Disorders, 30% Disruptive Disorders; 20% Psychotic Disorders; 5% Personality Disorders. Each patient is given a full psychiatric and medical assessment. Treatment provided on the unit includes individual, group and family therapy, psychopharmacology and cognitive/behavioral treatment approaches. While rotating on the adolescent pavilion, the resident becomes an integral part of the treatment team, attending all clinical meetings.

The average case load for each resident consists of four patients at a given time. A case load of this size affords the resident the opportunity to work-up each patient comprehensively, from a medical and biopsychosocial perspective, as well as treat patients from a wide variety of diagnostic categories. In addition, the resident has time allotted to participate in the rich clinical and academic environment of the unit, including, five community meetings per week, daily morning reports, and didactic classes. Each resident's case load is carefully monitored and supervised by the assigned attending psychiatrist. Therefore, the resident's level of responsibility increases as their knowledge base and clinical skills increase. The resident is in charge of both individual and family treatment for the patients in their case load. Also on this rotation, residents participate in the management of the medical and neurological conditions that their patients are afflicted with. This is done with the guidance of attending pediatricians and neurologists. This rotation is equivalent in its depth and scope to a general adult inpatient rotation with residents functioning in a manner identical to that of a general adult inpatient rotation.

All residents have two hours of supervision provided by the attending psychiatrist. Additional supervision is provided on an individual basis. There is also one and a half hour per week of supervision for family meetings. This is supervised by the unit social workers.

Inpatient Psychiatry Rotation (R-1, R-2, and R-4):

This constitutes a required 4-month rotation in the R-1 year; two (2) required three-month rotations in the R-2 year; and a 2-3 month part-time required rotation as the team leader during the R-4 year (can be lengthened if elected).

There are a total of 3 full-time psychiatrists on our inpatient unit:  The unit consists of a 15 bed mixed geriatric and adult unit contiguous with a 20-bed adult psychiatry unit. There are additionally a total of 30 registered nurses, 30 Patient Care Assistants, 4 Patient Engagement Specialists, 4 social workers, 2 Activities Therapists, one Nurse Managers, who is a registered nurses and two Assistant Managers.

Residents will attend 8 hours weekly of scheduled seminars and lectures, and as well unit-specific case conferences weekly, and team rounds daily. Teaching will take place in all these venues, and attending psychiatry staff will additionally be available at all times for consultation and informal teaching opportunities.

The Inpatient rotations will occur on each of two acute inpatient psychiatry units having a mean length of stay of approximately 10 days. One unit includes an inpatient geriatric psychiatry unit as noted above, where the length of stay is slightly longer due to the complexity of aftercare planning.

There is a mixture (males and females) of patients ranging in age from 18 years old to 65 years old on the adult inpatient services; and adults over 65 on the geriatric psychiatry unit.  The 29-bed adult unit provides care for predominantly young adult psychiatric patients with psychotic and major affective disorders, frequently complicated by comorbid substance abuse disorders. The unit has a high number of individuals retained by court order, and unit psychiatrists are frequently testifying in court, providing an opportunity for residents to be exposed to forensic psychiatric issues. 

The second, 15-bed adult unit typically serves a slightly older population with major affective disorders. The geriatric psychiatry unit treats individuals with major affective disorders, as well as persons with comorbid psychiatric and cognitive disorders. 

Patients at all sites are predominantly middle class, with commercial insurance covering approximately 40%, Medicare 35% and Medicaid 25%. The demographics, including ethnicities, reflect the heterogeneous nature of Staten Island's population.

Residents would have a typical case load of six patients and would be closely supervised by the attending psychiatrists as well as participating in the various unit therapeutic activities, including group therapies.

All residents will receive individual supervision twice weekly, including one on-unit and one off-unit supervisor, as well as weekly group supervision with the unit medical director.

The unit faculty includes psychiatrists with a breadth of clinical experience, as well as a board-certified geriatric psychiatry specialist. Supervising faculty will include psychiatrists and social workers with expertise in psychopharmacology, as well as cognitive behavioral therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy and group therapy. 

Addiction and Recovery Services Rotation (R-2)

Residents will rotate through the Inpatient  Detox, Inpatient Rehabilitation, and Outpatient Rehabilitation programs during each of these years, with increasing outpatient exposure and independent practice responsibility, commensurate with their training. Programs will also in the coming year include a new Outpatient Detox Program that is part of the New York State DSRIP initiative. 

Third year (R-3) and fourth year (R-4)

Adult Outpatient Psychiatry Rotation:

All residents will be required to spend 60% of their time, for the full 12 months, in their R-3 year, and 40% of their time, for the full 12 months, in their R-4 year, in the Adult Outpatient Clinics. 

Faculty staffing includes the Outpatient Clinic Director, who is full-time; five additional full-time psychiatrists. Additionally, the Clinic Administrative Director, a licensed social worker, will participate in the supervision of the residents. The clinic is further staffed by one full-time and one part-time Registered Nurse; 11 full-time and 4 part-time social workers. 

Residents will spend 8 hours each week in educational programming, including the Research Seminar, Journal Club, seminars, and lectures. In addition, faculty will be available, informally, for supervision at all times. As noted below, caseloads will be closely monitored and managed to allow for depth, breadth, and variety of the resident's clinical experience. Residents will be assigned cases so that they will be exposed to our Specialty Clinics, including the Bipolar Disorders Clinic (supervised by the Chair, Dr. Joffe), and the DBT Program (where Dr. Sullivan provides administrative and clinical supervision). We are also developing our Integrated Care programs, as part of New York State’s DSRIP initiative, supervised by Dr. Michael Ketteringham, Director of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry. And Dr. Harshal Kirane, Director of Addictions Services, has developed a novel experience for PGY-2 and PGY-3 residents in both Inpatient and Outpatient Addiction Treatments, including new programs that are also part of the DSRIP initiative.

The clinic population mirrors the Island's demographics, with 68 % white, mostly middle-class clients; 15 % Hispanic and 10 % Black/African American, together with an additional number of diverse populations including ethnic Balkan and Middle Eastern individuals, most of whom are Muslim. The clinic sees clients over the age of 18 and including a significant number of persons over the age of 65, comprising our new geropsychiatry clinic. Approximately 50 % of the patients receive Medicare or Medicaid, and the remainder is covered by commercial insurance plans. In the North Site clinic the predominant diagnoses are Affective Disorders, including Bipolar Disorder, Major Depressive Illness, and Anxiety Disorders; and a smaller number  (approximately 20 %) of individuals with serious mental illness. We are opening a new First Episode Psychosis clinic in the fall of 2016 and residents will be able to participate in that clinical setting as well.

Residents will be assigned caseloads, over the course of the rotation, of between 50 and 75 patients for whom they will have direct and ongoing responsibility. This will include patients seen for individual therapy, couples or family therapy, medication management, and at least one group experience. Residents will be provided patients, with whom they will be able to employ a range of supervised treatments, including Cognitive Therapy, Behavioral Therapy for Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Insight-oriented psychotherapy, Group Therapy Couples Therapy, Evaluation and Brief Treatment, and Medication Management of Chronic Mental Illness.

In addition, in order to ensure they see a range of patients for psychopharmacology practice, we will utilize the Fazzio Complexity Scale (as described in the ASCP Mode Psychopharmacology Curriculum 6th edition) in order to determine proper core assignments.  In order to assure a varied clinical experience, residents will see patients in our General Psychiatric Clinic; Geriatric Psychiatry Clinic; Bipolar Disorders Clinic; Mood Disorders Clinic; Anxiety and Phobia Clinic; and our Urgent Care Center, which takes direct referrals from our Emergency Room, and provides Diagnostic Assessment, Treatment Planning and Referral, as well as Brief Treatment using a CBT model.

The Clinic at SIUH has recently undergone a clinical renovation, with the introduction of available briefer treatment models, where clinically appropriate, in addition to the provision of longer-term psychotherapies and long-term medication management of chronic mental illness. Staff members in the clinic have been trained in the fundamentals of Cognitive therapy, and Behavioral Activation, as well as Social Rhythm Therapy. 

Select staff members have also been trained to provide DBT skills training in group therapies targeting individuals with a history of troubled, unstable relationships; behavioral (not seriously violent) impulsivity; and emotional dysregulation

During their Outpatient Rotation, residents will receive regular, individual supervision for at least 3 hours each week from Departmental Faculty, in addition to didactic and other educational activities. Caseloads will be monitored by the Residency Training Director as well as the Medical Director of the Outpatient Clinic. In addition, when performing intakes, residents will be directly supervised during the evaluation itself, and afterward, as they discuss, with the attending psychiatrist, the patient's presentation: the history, the findings on exam, and the case formulation, as well as reflections on the resident's conduct of the interview. 

The full-time faculty is experienced in a range of treatment modalities, as noted above, including supportive psychotherapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, psychoanalytic therapies, Cognitive Behavior Therapy, Dialectical Behavior Therapy, couples and family counseling, and group therapy.

R-3 Year Child and Adolescent Training:

R- 3 residents receive training in child and adolescent psychiatry by following patients and their families over the course of one year. Residents learn to evaluate, diagnose and treat a wide range of psychiatric disorders in youths, and receive weekly supervision from child/adolescent psychiatry faculty.

Residents are highly supervised in their work during the R-3 year, and this case load is kept to a moderate number of patients with a wide range of psychopathology including a mix of Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder, Disruptive Behavior Disorders (e.g. Oppositional Defiant Disorder, Affective Disorders, pervasive Developmental Disorders and family therapy. The focus is on providing the resident with a broad-based understanding of the childhood disorders and an experience in diagnosing and treating these disorders. A collaborative team-based approach is emphasized with ample supervision and input from the supervisors.

The residents work under the direct supervision of the Director of Child Adolescent Psychiatry for one day per week through several months of  their R-3 year The resident will evaluate and manage patients and develop their skills in psychotherapeutic techniques. A central aim is to help the resident learn to manage cases as a primary therapist with close supervision as needed in an outpatient clinical setting.

Residents perform comprehensive intake evaluations with every intake being monitored by Dr. Peng Pang the Director of Child Psychiatry for the department.  Residents will be working with pediatricians in an integrated care model. After initial evaluation and recommendations, further care will be provided by a pediatrician with assistance as needed by the resident.

Residents will spend a majority of their time evaluating a cross section of the children and their families and providing continuing care for the families. The focus will remain on training the adult psychiatrist to understand childhood disorders and developing competency in diagnosing and referring for treatment appropriately. Gathering of information and working with the multiple agencies involved in providing care to a child will remain a key component of this rotation. Resident's performed intakes, work with families and treat patients individually and with co-therapists, all under the supervision of Dr. Pang. Each resident will spend 1 full day/week  for 5 months at an integrated care site some of which are located in area high schools.

 

Elective (R-4):

Each resident is required to have at least 12, and as much as 16 hours per week of scheduled elective time during the R-4 year. Each resident has their program individually structured by the Program Director. In the spring of the R-3 year, the Program Director meets with each resident to discuss their future career plans and how the elective time in the R-4 year should be structured to give the resident advanced training in an area of their particular interest. Each resident is then provided with an elective brochure which outlines in detail standard electives available in our department. 

Residents then discuss each elective that they are interested in with the faculty member offering the elective. Next, each R-3 resident meets again with the Program Director to outline a preliminary elective program. Residents then go back to the faculty members offering the electives to finalize their elective plans and residents meet one more time with the Program director to finalize the schedule for the R-4 year. Residents also are allowed to develop electives of their own choosing under the guidance and supervision of the Program Director.  For this reason, residents have approximately 4 hours per week of "Flex time", which they may devote to their elective experience, to their research, or to other career development experiences, at the discretion of, and after communication with, the Program Director.

The faculty for electives consists of the full complement of full-time, part-time and voluntary faculty at Staten Island University Hospital, South Beach Psychiatric Center, and Staten Island Mental Health.

Residents may spend several hours per week in seminars and case conferences related to their elective program.

Standard electives offered in the residency elective brochure include: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry; Pediatric-Consultation Psychiatry; Adolescent Inpatient Services (South Research); Research (Clinical Research; research in psychosocial treatment of schizophrenia and psychotic disorders; Behavior Therapy-Anxiety Disorders Research); Consultation-Liaison Elective in Primary Care; Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry; Geropsychiatry; Adult Psychiatric Day Program; Addiction Psychiatry/Dual diagnosis (Several) Clinical ECT; Bipolar Disorder Clinic; LGBT Clinic; Health Home Clinic; ACT team ; First Episode Psychosis Clinic, Eating Disorder Clinic, and Addiction Services.

Case loads vary based on the electives chosen.

All elective experiences are closely supervised by senior faculty members and elective programs are designed by the Program Director to ensure that there is close supervision.

The broad scope of the clinical and research resources at Staten Island University Hospital and Northwell Health make it possible for each senior resident to develop an elective experience that will give them depth in an area of individual interest. Having this elective period run longitudinally throughout the R-4 year will enable residents to choose electives that require a full year for either clinical training or research endeavors. As residents are required to write a paper in published form during their R-4 year, residents may choose electives that coincide with the paper that they are writing.

On-call experience

Residents (PGY 1-4) in Psychiatry at Staten Island University Hospital (SIUH) will adhere to the institutional guidelines and requirements, with respect to resident duty hours, that are noted above and that are consistent with ACGME guidelines and with the regulations of the New York State Department of Health.

In addition, the following specific duty hour guidelines will pertain to residents in the Psychiatry Residency Training Program at SIUH:

The resident's usual workday will be defined, unless otherwise specified, as operating from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday.

PGY-1 residents will not assume on-call duty while on rotations within the Department of Psychiatry. On call duty while on rotations in other departments at SIUH will be assigned by the department, incorporating our concern regarding resident fatigue, balanced with the need for the resident to obtain a quality educational experience. Residents will participate in a Saturday on call experience from 8:00AM to 4:00PM ten (10) times a year while on Psychiatry rotations.

PGY-2 residents will be on call on Saturdays, from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM once monthly. They will then attend a hand-off communication meeting on Monday morning at 8:00 AM, their next scheduled duty obligation. They will be based in the Emergency Department at either our North or South Site, working directly with the Attending Psychiatrist on call at that site. They will hand off to the Attending Psychiatrist and the PGY-4 resident at the end of their on-call duty hours. PGY-2 residents will also participate in short-call from 5pm to 10pm once a week.

PGY-3 residents will be on call Friday from 8:00 PM to 8:00AM, and Sunday from 8:00 AM to 8:00 PM once monthly, and will attend a hand-off communication meeting on Monday morning at 8:00 AM, their next scheduled duty obligation. They will be responsible for in-house consultations on the Medical and Surgical Services at one of our two sites and will work directly with the Attending Psychiatrist on call at that site. The PGY-3 resident will receive hand-off from the attending who is on call from 5 pm to 8 pm. The PGY-3 resident will hand off to the Attending Psychiatrist when they leave at the end of their on-call duty hours.

PGY-4 residents are not required to take call, although can participate in moonlighting

The Monday morning, 8:00 AM, hand off communication meeting, which is part of C/L rounds,  is intended to be educational in nature, and will allow the residents to hear further detail about the assessment, treatment and, in some cases, admission process related to the patients with whom they had worked while on call. The residents will have an opportunity to review their work with senior faculty at the meeting and discuss the issues presented by their patients. The meeting will also serve to alert the Consultation Liaison Service as to the events in the hospital over the weekend, assisting them in the provision of care for those patients who remain in the Emergency Department or in the hospital at that time.

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