The chief resident in psychiatry: Roles and responsibilities

Russell Lim, Eric Schwartz, Mark E Servis, Paul D. Cox, Alan Lai, Robert E Hales

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Psychiatric residency programs have had chief resi- dents for many years, and several articles previously published describe the chief residents' unique role as both faculty and res- ident. This article describes chief resident roles and responsibili- ties and explores trends in academic psychiatry departments from 1995 to 2006. Methods: The authors mailed a survey about the roles and re- sponsibilities of chief resident positions to psychiatric residency training directors using the American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training (AADPRT) mailing list in 1995 and e-mailed the AADPRT e-mail list in 2006. Data were col- lected by mail in 1995 and collected in 2006 by a web-based survey similar to the instrument used in 1995. Results: Joint selection of chief resident by faculty and residents, 12-month terms, protected time for administrative duties, and written job descriptions were helpful features common to most programs. Conclusion: Our results demonstrate that the majority of gen- eral psychiatry residency programs use the joint selection method with a negotiated job description, as well as a 12-month term.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)56-59
Number of pages4
JournalAcademic Psychiatry
Volume33
Issue number1
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StatePublished - Jan 2009

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The chief resident in psychiatry : Roles and responsibilities. / Lim, Russell; Schwartz, Eric; Servis, Mark E; Cox, Paul D.; Lai, Alan; Hales, Robert E.

In: Academic Psychiatry, Vol. 33, No. 1, 01.2009, p. 56-59.

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Lim, Russell ; Schwartz, Eric ; Servis, Mark E ; Cox, Paul D. ; Lai, Alan ; Hales, Robert E. / The chief resident in psychiatry : Roles and responsibilities. In: Academic Psychiatry. 2009 ; Vol. 33, No. 1. pp. 56-59.
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