Monthly (June 2022) DEI update available

Please feel free to view our Monthly (June 2022) Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Anti-Racism (DEIA) Resource submitted by:

Francis Lu, MD, DLFAPA Kim Professor in Cultural Psychiatry, Emeritus, UC Davis; francislumd@gmail.com

with assistance from Robert C. Like, MD, MS Emeritus Professor of Family Medicine and Community Health, Rutgers Robert Wood Johnson Medical School; drbobli96@aol.com

Proposed Standardized Letter of Recommendation for Psychiatry Residency Applicants

The MSPE taskforce with the help of some AADPRT members has developed a position statement and standardized letter of recommendation template for ADMSEP member review:

-Proposal of a Standardized Letter of Recommendation for Psychiatry Residency Applicants:
The number of allopathic and osteopathic candidates applying to psychiatry is increasing. This, combined with virtual interviews and an increased number of applications per candidate, has led to a perceived "application avalanche". To read more about the proposal....

-Standardized Letter of Recommendation template:
You may view/download this document on the same page

We will plan to vote on these documents at this year's annual meeting.

If you have questions or need clarifications please contact: Dr. Jeffrey Rakofsky (jrakofs@emory.edu) or Dr. Dana Raml (dana.bell@unmc.edu).

CSI eModule Quick Clips

Dr Marty Klapheke has been able to convert his CSI eModules' "Quick Clips" from a deprecated (unviewable) video format to the current web video standard. You can see these in our eModule collection under "Major Depressive Disorders" "Anxiety Disorders" "Personality Disorders"

A big "THANK YOU" to Dr Klapheke for his ingenuity used in salvaging this valuable footage!

CSI Committee accepting submissions for Project Developmental Grant awards.

The Clinical Simulation Initiative Committee is accepting submissions for the Project Developmental Grant awards.
Two developmental grants will be awarded this cycle. The deadline for submission is: Friday 1 October 2020, 5:00 PM (PST).

Link below provides details and required materials: https://admsep.org/resources.php?c=grants

Modules may be related to any topic relevant to medical student education that represents a clinical encounter on a disorder that will help achieve the learning objectives for the course or clerkship as well as meet existing LCME Standards.

Topics identified as 'in need' by the ADMSEP CSI Committee include PTSD, Substance use disorders, Eating disorders, Dissociative disorders, Sexual disorders, and Child and adolescent disorders in particular neurodevelopmental disorders. Applicants are encouraged to seek mentorship. ADMSEP members from the CSI Committee are available for this purpose.

If there are any questions, please let us know.

Your CSI Chairs,

Derrick Hamaoka, M.D., Uniformed Services University

Mary Steinmann, M.D., University of Utah

Updated "A Roadmap to Psychiatric Residency"

Greetings Epic Educators!

An updated version of "A Roadmap to Psychiatric Residency" is now live on the APA website.

This document - created with educators from ADMSEP, AADPRT, AAP and involvement of PsychSign - first arrived in 2019. It was updated this year to reflect changes in Psychiatry Match and in it you will find practical guidance on personal statements, how to think about applying, personal statements and questions for the interview day. There is also specialty advice for military match, couples match, osteopathic students and internal students.

Many members of ADMSEP contributed to this document, for which I am eternally grateful.

Applying for Psychiatric Residency
Guide to Applying for Psychiatric Residency. Congratulations on choosing one of the most exciting fields in medicine. Not only are psychiatrists uniquely trained to consider the patient from a "whole person" perspective, but the field also includes a wide range of practice settings and diverse opportunities for subspecialization. www.psychiatry.org

I encourage you to share this widely with students planning on applying to our field, with faculty advisors and even with your student affairs deans.

Best,
Lia A. Thomas, MD

She / Her / Hers
Medical Director, MH Trauma Services Team , VANTHCS
Associate Residency Training Director at the Dallas VA and Recruitment Strategies
Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry
UT Southwestern Medical Center

2021-22 Psychiatry Residency Recruitment Fairs

This year AADPRT is developing the 2021-2022 virtual Psychiatry residency recruitment fairs (aka Open Houses). They are organized by region and are intended to introduce medical students to psychiatry residency programs while keeping people safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. Please see https://www.aadprt.org/trainees/recruitment-fairs for registration, dates and other details!

ADMSEP Statement after the Deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery

The recent killings of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and Ahmaud Arbery, and the disproportionate toll that Covid-19 is wreaking on black communities have shone a light on our nation’s failings on issues of racial justice. ADMSEP Council joins with its members in condemning this racism that threatens the safety and well-being of people of color across the country, including our members, our students and the patients we serve.

As an organization of medical educators, we echo the call to action that the Association of American Medical Colleges made this week: We must acknowledge and speak out against all forms of racism, discrimination, and bias in our environments in our institutions, communities, and society. We must stand in solidarity with the Black community and speak out against unjust and inhumane incidents of violence. We must demonstrate empathy and compassion and acknowledge the pain and grief that the families and the communities of these victims are experiencing. We must take the lead in educating ourselves and others to address these issues head-on. We must be deliberate and partner with local communities, public health agencies, and municipal governments to dismantle structural racism and end police brutality. We must employ anti-racist and unconscious bias training and engage in interracial dialogues that will dispel the misrepresentations that dehumanize our Black community members and other marginalized groups. We must move from rhetoric to action to eliminate the inequities in our care, research, and education of tomorrow’s doctors. The full link to their statement can be found here: https://www.aamc.org/news-insights/press-releases/aamc-statement-police-brutality-and-racism-america-and-their-impact-health

As psychiatric educators training the doctors of tomorrow, we must incorporate the concepts of racism and other social determinants of health into our curricula. We must redouble our efforts to make our students aware of the deleterious effects of trauma, including racial trauma, and therapeutic approaches. We must ensure that we listen to the voices of our colleagues and students of color, stand with them in the fight against racism and support their career development. We must make ourselves aware of our own unconscious biases and recognize and address any mistreatment, including microaggressions (a coin termed by Black psychiatrist Chester Pierce), that we perpetrate or witness.

Sadly, we will not be able to assemble for our annual meeting this year and enjoy each other’s fellowship as well as to process together the tragic and unsettling recent events. We hope that our membership will continue to join together to provide excellent psychiatric education and scholarship, with an increased awareness of inequities and firm commitment toward anti-racism.

Benoit Dubé, M.D.; President
Susan W, Lehmann, M.D.; Immediate Past President
John Spollen, M.D.; Past President
Howard Y. Liu, M.D.; President Elect/Treasurer
Lisa Fore Arcand, Ed. D.; Secretary and Newsletter Editor
Greg Briscoe, M.D., Webmaster & Second Past President
Matthew N. Goldenberg, M.D., M.Sc., Council Member
Erin Malloy, M.D., Council Member
Dawnelle Schatte, M.D., Council Member
Lia A. Thomas, M.D., Council Member
Lindsey Allison, M.Ed., Administrative Director

Consensus Statement from ADMSEP and AADPRT on the 2020-21 Residency and Fellowship Application Cycle

Dear colleagues,

ADMSEP and AADPRT leadership have issued joint recommendations about the upcoming academy year as it pertains to medical students applying to psychiatry residency programs. The overarching goal is to prioritize the safety of our learner and communities, while also supporting a fair and equitable process for all.

A special thank you to John Spollen and Lia Thomas for representing ADMSEP during this process.

Please share with your colleagues in your respective institutions.

Warm regards,

Benoit

Benoit Dubé, MD Associate Provost and Chief Wellness Officer I University of Pennsylvania Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry I Perelman School of Medicine

President I ADMSEP Association of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry