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1 PSYCHOSOMATIC MEDICINE INTEREST GROUP Presenter: Neil V. Puri, MD Mentors: Priya Gopalan, MD Pierre N. Azzam, MD

2 Objectives Create a Psychosomatic Medicine Interest Group (PMIG) for residents that will: Increase residents PM knowledge Increase residents interest in PM Increase residents opportunities for PM mentorship Increase the growth of residents as teachers/mentors

3 PMIG Design Recruitment The PMIG was advertised by an to all psychiatric residents Psychiatric residents volunteered to participate in the PMIG PM faculty volunteered to provide supervision for the PMIG

4 PMIG Design Meetings The PMIG meets monthly Each meeting has a theme consistent with one of the APS core topics Meetings consist of a resident led case discussion and literature review Meetings occur at a members house over dinner

5 PMIG Design Data Collection PMIG members provide anonymous feedback at the end of each meetings PMIG members are surveyed every six months about how much the PMIG has: increased their PM knowledge, increased their interest in PM, increased their skills as teachers/mentors, and provided them opportunities for PM mentorship.

6 PMIG Design Educational Technology We have found using virtual white boards very helpful We use online surveys to gather data

7 Results – The Meetings SessionTopicNumber of Participants Case 1Neurology1060 y/o female with bizarre neurological complaints who was discovered to have Cotards Syndrome 2Renal/Ethics552 y/o female refusing hemodialysis due to depression 3GI624 y/o female with recurrent ingestion of foreign objects 4Nutrition652 y/o male with Korsakoffs psychosis 5Womens Health 536 y/o female with T6 paraplegia, baclofen pump, and seizure disorder who becomes psychotic after delivery

8 Results – End of the Meeting Survey Session 1Session 2Session 3Session 4Session 5Average The meeting was interesting and held my attention The meeting was a good blend of didactic teaching and active learning The meeting allowed for discussion/questions as needed The presenters/ facilitators for the meeting appeared to be well-prepared The materials used in the meeting were helpful The meeting was useful for me in improving my clinical practice Based on 1-10 Likert scale with 1 being Strongly Disagree and 10 being Strongly Agree

9 Results – Six Month Survey QuestionAverage Score Prior to joining the PMIG, I was considering a career in psychosomatic medicine Participating in the PMIG has increased my interest in psychosomatic medicine Participating in the PMIG has influenced me to pursue a career in psychosomatic medicine Participating in the PMIG has increased my knowledge of psychosomatic medicine Participating in the PMIG has helped me gain a better understanding of the biological, psychological, and social components of diseases Participating in the PMIG has given me opportunities for mentorship.8.45 Participating in the PMIG has given me opportunities to be a mentor.6.56 Participating in the PMIG has improved my teaching skills.7.33 Based on 1-10 Likert scale with 1 being Strongly Disagree and 10 being Strongly Agree

10 Results – Residents Enjoy the PMIG! It has all worked well! Really enjoying it! I like going to someone's house and having snacks. It is social and fun, but I also learn a lot.

11 Discussion – Objectives Increase residents PM knowledge Increase residents interest in PM Increase residents opportunities for PM mentorship Increase the growth of residents as teachers/mentors

12 Discussion – Objectives Residents that signed up for the PMIG are already interested in PM The PMIG has helped increase residents interest in PM Residents find the PMIG has helped improve their knowledge of PM, their understanding of the biopsychosocial components of disease, and their clinical practice The PMIG has influenced participants to pursue careers in PM The PMIG offers opportunities for mentorship Residents participants feel less strongly that the PMIG has given them opportunities for to be mentors or improve their teaching skills. Of the 12 people that have participated in the PMIG year this year 4 are PGY 1s, 5 are PGY 2s, 2 are PGY 3s, and 1 is a PGY 4. There is a clear majority of junior residents and this may contribute to the results that residents feel they are being mentored and taught, but perhaps not having as many opportunities to be mentors or teachers.

13 Discussion – Other Benefits! Members have learned about the APS Members of the PMIG have collaborated on PM related projects Lecture series to internal medicine residents Posters and papers

14 Discussion – Future Directions Gather additional data Surveying participants on their interest prior to entering the group may better track changes Follow up on participants eventual career choices Invite expert attendings from other departments Invite residents from other departments Create a formal mentorship program within the PMIG Collaborations with PMIGs from other institutions Based on our success, other departments could consider developing resident interest groups

15 Thank You! Special thanks to: The APS Priya Gopalan, MD Pierre N. Azzam, MD

16 Questions or Comments?


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