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xlitx: My psychiatry interview experiences at UTSW at Dallas
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发信人: xlitx (xli), 信区: MedicalCareer
标 题: Re: Psy-IV experiences
发信站: BBS 未名空间站 (Mon Jan 19 14:17:34 2009)

UT southwestern at Dallas

A very good program in terms of training opportunities. You got exposure
almost from every aspect of Psychiatry in different clinical settings: VA,
county hospital, private hospital and student clinic. They actually rotate
on Psy-ER, not just covering it on call like most programs do. The first
year will be very busy. They are going to rebuild the Parkland hospital-the
county hospital, which is the major site for psy-rotation. They are good in
research. They have research track for residency. It is also a big program,
12-14 residents per year. So if someone is off, like in maternity leave, it
won’t be a lot of extra work for the rest of residents.

Interview: talk to PD, associate PD and a faculty from VA. For the people
interested in research, they scheduled two persons in the afternoon to talk
to you. It may not be counted as formal interviews. It is more like selling
this program or answering your questions about research in this program. But
I have no doubt that they will give some general feedback to the program. I
met with two junior faculties. One is a Ph.D., doing basic research; the
other is a graduate from their own program. He only has one half day
clinical duty in addition to teaching responsibility.

Back to the interview itself, the talk with the faculty from VA is very
pleasant. We talked about some issues related with kids, like school
district and housing choice. She also asked me: since you are away from
clinic for some time, what is your major concern getting back? We almost run
out of topic in the end.

The talk with associate PD was kind of analytic:

1. tell me about your family/your parents or the environment you grew up.

2. present a case;

3.after you had kids, how did that reflect on your parents?

4. as a non-native speaker of English, how do you think your fluency of
speaking English will affect your psychotherapy? (I guess I really staggered
when I answered the first question).

Anyway, I think this was not a bad interview. During the interview, I talked
about my opinion on “Kongfu Panda” and I talked about a patient diagnosed
with body dysmorphic disorder and I guess I demonstrated that I had the
potential doing psychotherapy. All this made this conversation a fun talk and
I felt the associate PD enjoyed that.

The PD asked about my medical school in China, my research review on
psychiatric disorders and my family etc. I was the last one to talk to him,
he seemed obviously very tired. But he was very sharp. He asked “I know a
lot of medical schools in China, but I never heard of XXX (my medical school
in China)”. An AMG looked depressed after coming out from the IV with PD.
He said PD asked him about a blemish in his pediatric rotation. No one in
his previous IV even noticed it. He seemed worried about it until the end of
his interview.

Other impression of this program: it is very busy with the first two years
of residency; getting better in the 3rd year; good moonlighting opportunity;
they have multiple rotation sites, but parking is not a problem, like $8 a
month or a semester for the parkland hospital garage.

In all, this is a very good program. The current PD has been in this
position for a long time, like more than 10 years. He probably started his
transition to the current associate PD, who is from Harvard. I guess it is
kind of tradition of Harvard with those psychoanalytic questions. One
potential issue with UT-southwestern is its chairman position is currently
vacant. I am not sure if that will affect residents or not at all.


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