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Venkatesh Bhat, MBBS
Associate Professor, Psychiatry
School of Medicine
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Lecture
 
9/2006 - 10/2006 Interviewing Skills
Completed 3 Blocks of 2.5 hours each of theory and hands on interviewing of patients with feedback and interactional techniques to help develop interviewing skills for PGY-1 psychiatic residents.
4/2006 - 5/2006 INTERVIEWING SKILLS & BOARD EXAMINATION TECHNIQUES
Course content same as 2005 Annual Academic Report for PGY 2 Psychiatry residents. 2 Lectures of 2.5 hours each. Residents were given hands on opportunity to interview and present patients to me for 6 blocks of 2.5 hours each. They were given feedback on strengths of their skills and constructive feedback on how they could further develop these skills. This supplemented and complimented applied theory to real world practice
3/2005 Interviewing
Course: Psychiatric Interviewing Techniques: Eliciting and gathering information; conducting Mental State Examination; organizing the findings; and presenting formulations in Clinical Practice and in the American Psychiatry Board Examinations. # of Sessions 3/each session was of 2 hours. Total of 6 hours.
Interactive Teaching
 
11/2006 - 6/2007 CLINICAL SUPERVISION
Supervised one PGY-4 psychiatric resident in the VAMC BHOST Outpatient Clinic. Residents have as much help via telephone as they need in addition to 1 hour per week of face to face clinical supervision.
7/2006 - 6/2007 BACKUP ATTENDING ONCALL
Act as back up VAMC attending on call for psychiatric (PGY-1 to 3 residents) two to three weekdays per month and once every 3 months over the weekend. All patient problems in the ER, Psychiatric IP, Medical/surgical floors are chiefed.
7/2006 - 6/2007 CLINICAL SUPERVISION COVERAGE
1. Cover VAMC BHIP Intake clinic and supervise PGY-2 psychiatric resident and medical students when needed. 2. Cover Acute psychiatric IP UNit and supervise PGY-1 and PGY-2 psychiatric residents and medical students when needed.
7/2006 - 6/2007 MENTORING
Mentored two PGY-1 psychiatric residents from July to December 2006 and one PGY-1 psychiatric resident from January to June 07: 1 hour each every month. Total of 18 hours.
7/2005 - 6/2006 Multiple Tasks
1. Involved in one hour of weekly case conferences on the VA Psychiatric Inpatient Unit. Attended by 3-4 psychiatric residents, 3-4 PGY-3 medical students, 2-3 Pharmacy students and interns, Inpatient staff including nursing, social workers, and 1-2 Psychiatric Attendings. Focus is for psychiatry residents or medical students to present difficult patient cases to make definitive DSM IV Diagnoses, make comphrehensive management and discharge plans. The patient is also interviewed by me as the consultant to clarify history and diagnoses. 2. Mentor and advise a PGY-2 psychiatric resident one hour every month. 3. Clinical supervision of 2 senior PGY 3 or PGY 4 psychiatry residents in the VAMC Behavioral Health Outpatient Clinic on an ongoing basis as a backup. 4. Supervise psychiatry residents covering the VAMC (Psychiatric Inpatient Unit; Emergency Department, Medical/Surgical and Nursing Home Care Unit Consult Services) on evening and night call on a regular basis (2-3 nights/month and one weekend every 2 months and one long weekend every year). 5. Attend and participate actively in the weekly Psychiatry Departmental Teaching Grand Rounds. 6. SCHOLARLY TEACHING PRESENTATIONS: 1.27.06. Presented a Department of Psychiatry Grand Round on "BIPOLAR DISORDER: PRIMER FOR PRIMARY CARE PROVIDERS". 3.17.05 PRESENTED "PRIMARY CARE APPROACH TO PSYCHIATRIC ISSUES" FOR MEDICINE RESIDENTS' NOON CONFERENCE, VAMC, LOMA LINDA, CA. 6.8.06 Presented "IS IT REALLY DEPRESSION? SCREENING FOR BIPOLAR DISORDER FOR PRIMARY CARE PROVIDERS" LLUMC, LOMA LINDA, CA.
7/2004 - 6/2005 Multiple Roles
1. Involved in one hour of weekly case conferences on the VA Psychiatric Inpatient Unit. Attended by 3-4 psychiatric residents, 3-4 PGY-3 medical students, 2-3 Pharmacy students and interns, Inpatient staff including nursing, social workers, and 1-2 Psychiatric Attendings. Focus is for psychiatry residents or medical students to present difficult patient cases to make definitive DSM IV Diagnoses, make comphrehensive management and discharge plans. The patient is also interviewed by me as the consultant to clarify history and diagnoses. 2. Mentor and advise a PGY-2 psychiatric resident one hour every month. 3. Clinical supervision of 2 senior PGY 3 and 4 psychiatry residents in the VAMC Behavioral Health Outpatient Clinic on an ongoing basis as a backup. 4. Supervise psychiatry residents covering the VAMC (Psychiatric Inpatient Unit; Emergency Department, Medical/Surgical and Nursing Home Care Unit Consult Services) on evening and night call on a regular basis (2-3 nights/month and one weekend every 2 months and one long weekend every year). 5. Psychiatry Attending on VAMC Psychiatry Inpatient Service from 02.22.2005 to 03.25.2005. Supervised and did hands on clinical teaching for 3 Psychiatry residents, 1 Neurology resident and several MS-3s. 6. Attend and participate actively in the weekly Psychiatry Departmental Teaching Grand Rounds. I presented a Grand Round on "Review on Dual Mechanism Agents in Depression" on 10.29.2004. 7. Consultant for The Psychiatry Jeopardy Quiz Competition for PGY-1 to PGY-IV Psychiatry residents on 05.19.2005.
Administrative Teaching Roles
 
7/2005 - 6/2006 CONTINUED AS DESCRIBED IN 2005 ANNUAL ACADEMIC REPORT
7/2004 - 6/2005 Multiple Roles
1. Member of the VA Psychiatry Residency Review Committee which meets for 1 to 1.5 hours every month. 2. Attend Psychiatry Departmental Meeting which is held for 1.5 hours every 2 months. 3. Attend weekly VAMC Behavioral Medicine Service Doctors' Meeting which includes discussion of important issues that effect Attending Staffing and Coverage and; Psychiatry Resident and Medical Student teaching and training among other disciplines. 4. Attend VAMC Behavior Medicine Service Meetings regularly to ensure that excellent mental health care is delivered to our veterans and that Psychiatry Residents and Medical Students of LLUSOM and others can learn in a safe and condusive environment. 5. Attend various other meetings which are integral part of a Teaching/Academic Hospital/Institution.
Instructional Prep of New Material
 
9/2006 - 10/2006 REVISION OF COURSE
This year the theoretical "interviewing skills course" supplemented by videos of residents' interviewing patients done last year was further improved by actual interviewing of active patients on the VAMC Acute psychiatric Inpatient Unit by residents and attending to reflect real world experience.
7/2005 - 6/2006 CONTINUED TO IMPROVISE INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIALS DESCRIBED IN 2005 ANNUAL ACADEMIC REPORT
3/2005 Interviewing
1. This was a new course introduced to didactic teaching of PGY-2 psychiatry residents. Developed 2 slide presentations, had 3 round table discussions and also involved psychiatry residents making video tapes interviewing live patients to cover this broad topic. 2. Senior PGY-4 Psychiatry residents have the option of choosing a "Behavioral Health Outpatient Junior Attending Elective" under my supervision at the VAMC Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic.