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Royal Columbian Hospital – Academics

Royal Columbian Hospital has a rich tradition of teaching that are run by residents and faculty.  There are formal department rounds that occur regularly as well as more targeted resident centered teaching sessions.  Below are some of the teaching activities that occur:

Psychotherapy Rounds (monthly)

Different modalities of psychotherapy are discusses with experts in the field.  As an example, our early psychosis psychologist gave a presentation on doing CBT for psychosis.

CBT/DBT Rounds (monthly)

Concepts of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) are discussed.  Sometimes residents bring in their own clinical examples and other times videos of certain techniques are discussed.

Psychodynamic Therapy Rounds

Concepts of psychodynamic therapy are discussed.  Generally readings of certain concepts are given prior then a discussion about the content of the readings will follow.  The group is run by a staff psychiatrist and our psychologists whom have psychodynamic training.

Psychiatry Grand Rounds (monthly)

Grand rounds on variety of psychiatry related topics.  It is given by faculty, residents or visiting experts.

Subspecialty rounds – Reproductive Psychiatry / Consultation Liason / Geriatric Psychiatry (monthly rotation of each subspecialty) 

Rounds delivered by subspecialty staff in each field.  It is an excellent opportunity to discuss unique cases and topics relevant to each of the suspecialty fields of psychiatry.

OSCE Rounds (weekly)

A case is given similar to the format of the OSCE exam of the Royal College exam.  One resident volunteer will go through the station then feedback will be given and the topic of the case will be discussed in further detail.

Observed STACER Interview (monthly)

Full diagnostic interview conducted by a resident will be observed by a faculty staff and then the resident will be given probing questions by the staff similar to STACER exam format of the royal college exam.  This is excellent practice for residents in preparation for the two STACER exams they have to do before sitting the royal college written and OSCE exams.

DSM rounds (weekly)

Case based and resident-led rounds that focus on reviewing DSM 5 criteria under supervision of staff psychiatrist.