NEI would like to welcome all the future psychiatrists who matched with a psychiatric residency training program. Beginning your residency in psychiatry is an exciting time, filled with important choices and life changes that will impact your experience over the next three years and beyond. Here are some resources to consider as you look forward to beginning your residency.
NEI's Resources for Residents:
Download the app that gives full prescribing details for more than 140 psychiatric drugs (free 3-month trial)
Conversations with medical leaders around crucial mental health issues
Keep Calm and Carry On
Today burnout is prevalent during the process of medical training. Among residents, burnout is commonly attributed to excessive workload, with higher patient volumes, more frequent overnight calls, greater work-hours and lower autonomy associated with an increased risk of burnout.
Medical training is a stressful time and professional burnout and mental health vulnerability are significant concerns affecting providers-in-training. Here are some personal strategies that may help reduce the risk of burnout
Adapted from Dyrbye & Shanafelt, 2016
Additional Information and Resources:
>> American Psychiatric Association (APA) Resident Resources
>> American Journal of Psychiatry Residents' Journal
>> Easing into Residency: Transition Tips from the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Resident Resources
>> Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Resident Resources
>> American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry (AACAP) Resident Resourcess
Dyrbye L, Shanafelt T. Med Educ. 2016;50(1):132-49. Abstract