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Medical Residency—Year One

OGME-1 year rotations include:

  • Geriatric Psychiatry- 4 months
  • Internal Medicine- 4 months
  • Neurology- 4 months

The Internal Medicine Rotation takes place at Northside Hospital in Saint Petersburg, Florida. Admission criteria require that the patients must be experiencing medical issues or need diagnostic facilities.

The Internal Medicine Rotation resident will be responsible for the medical care of patients under the supervision of an attending medical doctor. Broadly, the resident will be engaged in the full continuum of inpatient medical care. This will include consulting on admissions and unit placement, conducting both initial and ongoing physical evaluations, coordinating care with other disciplines (nursing and occupational therapy), contributing to the formulation of a treatment plan, monitoring the progress of symptom relief from interventions, contributing to the discharge plan, interacting with families around treatment issues, and other duties of a attending medical doctor in a general medical practice.

The Neurology Rotation takes place at Roskamp Institute in Sarasota, Florida, a Center for Advanced Therapeutic Strategies for Brain Disorders focusing on the medical research. Admission criteria require that the patients must be experiencing medical issues severe enough to require intensive treatment.

The Neurology Rotation resident will be responsible for the medical care of patients under the supervision of an attending medical doctor. Broadly, the resident will be engaged in the full continuum of inpatient medical care. This will include consulting on admissions and unit placement, conducting both initial and ongoing physical evaluations, coordinating care with other disciplines (nursing and occupational therapy), contributing to the formulation of a treatment plan, monitoring the progress of symptom relief from interventions, contributing to the discharge plan, interacting with families around treatment issues, and other duties of an attending medical doctor in a general medical practice.

Centerstone Hospital and Crisis Center are comprised of two units focus on care of adults suffering from acute psychiatric illness, with a high percentage of clients aged 55 and older. Admission criteria requires that the clients must be experiencing symptoms consistent with an acute psychiatric or substance abuse disorder and that such symptoms cannot be managed at a lower level of care. Clients that present as an eminent danger to themselves or others are automatically admitted for observation and assessment. A high number of clients with neurocognitive impairments, from mild to severe, are likely during this rotation.

The Adult and Geriatric Psychiatric Resident will be responsible for the psychiatric care of all clients aged 55 and above under the supervision of an attending psychiatrist. Broadly, the resident will be engaged in the full continuum of inpatient care. This will include consulting on admissions and unit placement, conducting both initial and ongoing psychiatric evaluations, coordinating care with other disciplines (nursing, occupational therapy, counseling) arranging for dementia screening and other psychological services, contributing to the formulation of a treatment plan, monitoring the progress of symptom relief from interventions, contributing to the discharge plan and other duties of an attending psychiatrist in an inpatient geriatric rotation.