Seminars and Other Education Activities
Seminars on topics relevant to the goals of the fellowship are facilitated weekly by core faculty, adjunct faculty, and/or allied providers. Seminars are organized into areas of emphasis to assist with training for delivery of clinical services, professionalism, ethics, and other areas of advanced skill. The Core Seminar sequence includes focal points such as: Orientation, Assessment, Treatment, Consultation, Professional Issues, and Special Topics. Fellows are encouraged to provide input on the topics included in the seminar series to assist with meeting their training needs and interests. Fellows are expected to actively participate in the seminars by providing didactic material from prior training and experience, raising questions related to clinical practice, discussing theoretical considerations, and increasing skill by leading case presentations for seminar and presenting other topics during the fellowship. Seminar training will incorporate faculty and fellows from the Child/Adolescent and Pediatric Fellowship intermittently throughout the year to expand discussion and exposure to broad topics.
In addition, a Leadership Seminar and Professionalism/Ethics Seminar are both held monthly. These two seminars are distinct from the Core Seminar Series, focusing specifically on the competencies of professionalism, reflective practice, self-assessment, self-care, ethical/legal standards/policies, management/administration issues, and advocacy. The emphasis of these seminars is on discussion of leadership models, best practice, review of readings, and informal case presentations.
Fellows also have the opportunity to participate in clinical team meetings for various medical services to include the Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery Team Meeting, Cancer Committee, Breast Cancer Committee, Oncology Continuum of Care Committee (Psycho-Oncology Services) and HPC Transplant Team Meeting. Participation in these team meetings provides valuable exposure to multidisciplinary team discussions and the role that psychologists play in such contexts.
MCHS provides many opportunities for additional learning through weekly Grand Rounds presentations, onsite education conferences, Division of Education Medical Education Day, and other special events. Fellows are encouraged to participate in this broad range of educational opportunities.
An essential goal of our fellowship training program is the acquisition of both depth and breadth of knowledge in psychological practice and science. Seminars are an integral part of a fellow's training experience. Additional knowledge is acquired through directed readings provided by supervisors, program faculty, and the training director. Faculty may also provide readings in conjunction with seminars.