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Noemi Edwards
Program Coordinator
The Psychiatry Residency Training Program of the Department of Psychiatry is committed to providing its entire physician trainees with a structured educational program and the necessary guidance to ensure their development as psychiatrists capable of rendering effective care to patients.

The primary goals of the Psychiatry Residency Training Program are:

♦ To provide well-rounded, balanced educational experience to residents who will then become knowledgeable, clinically skillful, and professional in attitude.

♦ To train residents to demonstrate competence in the following areas:

  • PATIENT CARE - Residents must be able to provide patient care that is compassionate, appropriate, and effective for the treatment of health problems and the promotion of health.

  • MEDICAL KNOWLEDGE - Residents must demonstrate knowledge about established and evolving biomedical, clinical, and cognate (e.g. epidemiological and social-behavioral) sciences and the application of this knowledge to patient care.

  • PRACTICE-BASED LEARNING AND IMPROVEMENT - Residents must be able to investigate and evaluate their patient care practices, appraise and assimilate scientific evidence, and improve their patient care practices.

  • INTERPERSONAL AND COMMUNICATION SKILLS - Residents must be able to demonstrate interpersonal and communication skills that result in effective information exchange and teaming with patients, their patients families, and professional associates.

  • PROFESSIONALISM - Residents must demonstrate a commitment to carrying out professional responsibilities, adherence to ethical principles, and sensitivity to a diverse patient population.

  • SYSTEMS-BASED PRACTICE - Residents must demonstrate an awareness of and responsiveness to the larger context and system of health care and the ability to effectively call on system resources to provide care that is of optimal value.
♦To introduce residents to the mental health needs of the general population and local community. To train them in developing and implementing individualized treatment plans.
♦To teach residents to recognize and address specific needs and to provide culturally and spiritually sensitive patient care to child and adolescent, adult and geriatric patients.
♦To teach residents, through supervision and didactic training, the clinical skills of the various types of therapy (supportive, psychodynamic, group, family, etc.) and the rationale for different time course of treatments (brief, short term, long term).
♦To teach residents, through diagnostic interviewing courses and through the evaluation process, how to establish a therapeutic rapport with a psychiatric patient.
♦To train residents to conduct scholarly work through scientific and psychiatric literature.
♦To assist residents in completing the residency requirements and in being Board eligible in Psychiatry and Neurology.

Panagiota Korenis, MD
Director, Adult Psychiatry Residency Program

Vice Chair

 Bronx-Lebanon Hospital Center