Clinical Fellowship Programs: During FY18, there were nine NIMH IRP residents/fellows. The academic year generally starts in July so this number includes new, current and departing trainees in our programs. Of the nine trainees, three entered through our PGY-4 ACGME accredited psychiatry residency program at some point in the year. We added three new trainees in FY18, two PGY-4 residents and one clinical fellow. In addition, three clinical fellows departed in the past year. PGY4 Psychiatry Residency: The NIMH residency program is a unique one-year program that provides nearly full-time research training while at the same time fulfilling the ACGME requirements of the fourth year of residency. Psychiatry residents who transfer to the program have completed all required clinical rotations prior to coming to NIMH. Administrative duties: The Program Director for the PGY4 residency and clinical fellowship program is currently serving as the Chair of the NIH Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC). The NIMH OCD appoints a clinical fellow to the Clinical Fellows Committee of the NIH Clinical Center and has a PGY4 representative as well. Other affiliated training programs NIH Clinical Center Hospice and Palliative Medicine fellowship program: this accredited program is sponsored by the NIMH ACGME-approved PGY4 psychiatry residency. The two programs work together to support the clinical training of fellows by joint conferences and clinical interactions. Psychosomatic Medicine (PM) fellowship program: this one year ACGME-accredited subspecialty fellowship is conducted in partnership with Georgetown University Medical Center and Washington Hospital Center and has two fellowship positions per year. The PM fellows rotate on the NIMH Psychiatric Consultation Liaison Service at the NIH Clinical Center, each for six months. The fellowship program will undergo a name change this year in accordance with a name change of the subspecialty to Consultation Liaison Psychiatry (CLP). Research electives for psychiatry residents and child psychiatry fellows: There were three residents/fellows from local training programs who rotated to NIMH for research electives: two child fellows from Georgetown University, and one general psychiatry resident from St. Elizabeths. Medical Student Programs: The Clinical Electives Program (CEP) at the NIH Clinical Center provides fourth year medical students with direct exposure to the conduct of clinical research after completion of their core medical school clinical rotations. The OCD helps coordinate medical student rotations in Adult Psychopharmacology, and Psychosomatic Medicine/Consultation Liaison Psychiatry; other elective options are available on request. Medical Research Scholars Program (MRSP) at the NIH Clinical Center is a selective year-long elective research year for medical students who live and work on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland. The Deputy Clinical Director and NIMH IRP faculty have served as mentors or been on the MRSP Board of Advisors. Advisors interview and select students for the program and help them identify an appropriate research mentor. Clinical Neuroscience Initiatives: The OCD oversees two NIMH national initiatives (ORAP and Brain Camp) that promote psychiatrists-in-training to choose and succeed in clinical neuroscience research as well as conferences that promote neuroscience education for psychiatrists. The NIMH Outstanding Resident Award Program (ORAP) was started in 1988 and is a highly coveted and competitive annual award for promising young psychiatrists-in-training. The ORAP awardees are psychiatry residents with outstanding academic potential who are selected from among the top residencies in the U.S. and who have been nominated by their training directors. This award is given to a small number of residents each year for past achievements, current efforts, and future contributions to the field of psychiatry. In fall 2017, 11 award recipients and 5 honorable mention residents traveled to Bethesda for a two-day program that featured presentations by NIMH investigators, extramural program staff and a tour of NIMH facilities. In June 2018, a new group of 9 ORAP residents was selected with 7 honorable mentions. NIMH Brain Camp is an annual scientific retreat for psychiatry trainees with a strong background and interest in research careers. The program, started in 2009, involves lectures and discussions between residents, invited distinguished faculty and NIMH leadership, on a variety of cutting edge neuroscience topics relevant to psychiatry. A successful Brain Camp program, led by NIMH Director, Joshua Gordon, was held from April 13-15, 2018 with a two year cohort of ORAP recipients at the Banbury Center in Cold Spring Harbor, NY. The OCD participates at national meetings on the topic of education in neuroscience and research training. The Program Director of the PGY4 residency and clinical fellowship program was a faculty member for the BRAIN pre-conference at the February 2018 American Association of Directors of Psychiatry Residency Programs (AADPRT) annual meeting during which newly developed NIMH-funded neuroscience curriculum modules were taught and disseminated. The OCD helped organize a NIMH Research Track within the American Psychiatric Association annual meeting (May 5-9, 2018) on behalf of the NIMH Director. The conference included a plenary lecture by the NIMH Director as well as five symposia that highlighted NIMH funded research. Trans-NIH Initiatives: The NIMH Office of the Clinical Director spearheaded a collaborative project with NIH Intramural Research Program stakeholders to develop and disseminate materials about how best to serve and manage the distressed trainee in the workplace. The Toolkit includes information about how, where, and under what circumstances to access resources to proactively manage professional challenges, work-life balance, cultural adaptation, mental health issues, conflict resolution, crisis intervention and emergency response. These materials have been widely disseminated within NIH and specifically to graduate medical trainees to address issues of physician wellness.
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