Presentation on theme: "Psychosomatic Medicine Interest Group"— Presentation transcript:
1 Psychosomatic Medicine Interest Group Presenter:Neil V. Puri, MDMentors:Priya Gopalan, MDPierre N. Azzam, MD
2 ObjectivesCreate a Psychosomatic Medicine Interest Group (PMIG) for residents that will:Increase residents’ PM knowledgeIncrease residents’ interest in PMIncrease residents’ opportunities for PM mentorshipIncrease the growth of residents as teachers/mentors
3 PMIG Design Recruitment The PMIG was advertised by an to all psychiatric residentsPsychiatric residents volunteered to participate in the PMIGPM 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 topicsMeetings consist of a resident led case discussion and literature reviewMeetings occur at a member’s house over dinner
5 PMIG Design Data Collection PMIG members provide anonymous feedback at the end of each meetingsPMIG 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 helpfulWe use online surveys to gather data
7 Number of Participants Results – The MeetingsSessionTopicNumber of ParticipantsCase1Neurology1060 y/o female with bizarre neurological complaints who was discovered to have Cotard’s Syndrome2Renal/Ethics552 y/o female refusing hemodialysis due to depression3GI624 y/o female with recurrent ingestion of foreign objects4Nutrition52 y/o male with Korsakoff’s psychosisWomen’s Health36 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 5AverageThe meeting was interesting and held my attention188.8.131.529.72The meeting was a good blend of didactic teaching and active learning184.108.40.206The meeting allowed for discussion/questions as needed9.89.69The presenters/ facilitators for the meeting appeared to be well-preparedThe materials used in the meeting were helpful220.127.116.119.56The meeting was useful for me in improving my clinical practice9.349.53Based on 1-10 Likert scale with 1 being “Strongly Disagree” and 10 being “Strongly Agree”
9 Results – Six Month Survey QuestionAverage ScorePrior to joining the PMIG, I was considering a career in psychosomatic medicine.7.79Participating in the PMIG has increased my interest in psychosomatic medicine.8.67Participating in the PMIG has influenced me to pursue a career in psychosomatic medicine.7.89Participating in the PMIG has increased my knowledge of psychosomatic medicine.8.11Participating in the PMIG has helped me gain a better understanding of the biological, psychological, and social components of diseases.8.00Participating in the PMIG has given me opportunities for mentorship.8.45Participating in the PMIG has given me opportunities to be a mentor.6.56Participating in the PMIG has improved my teaching skills.7.33Based 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 knowledgeIncrease residents’ interest in PMIncrease residents’ opportunities for PM mentorshipIncrease the growth of residents as teachers/mentors
12 Discussion – Objectives Residents that signed up for the PMIG are already interested in PMThe PMIG has helped increase residents’ interest in PMResidents find the PMIG has helped improve their knowledge of PM, their understanding of the biopsychosocial components of disease, and their clinical practiceThe PMIG has influenced participants to pursue careers in PMThe PMIG offers opportunities for mentorshipResidents 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 APSMembers of the PMIG have collaborated on PM related projectsLecture series to internal medicine residentsPosters and papers
14 Discussion – Future Directions Gather additional dataSurveying participants on their interest prior to entering the group may better track changesFollow up on participant’s eventual career choicesInvite expert attendings from other departmentsInvite residents from other departmentsCreate a formal mentorship program within the PMIGCollaborations with PMIGs from other institutionsBased 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