PGY 4: Indian Health Services

Student Handbook, Appendix A

PGY-4 Rotation at Indian Health Services

Patient Care

  1. Demonstrate the ability to appropriately evaluate mental illnesses in the Native American population
  2. Demonstrate the ability to modify psychopharmacologic therapies to fit the Native American Population
  3. Demonstrate the ability to modify psychotherapeutic techniques to fit the Native American Population

Medical Knowledge

  1. Know how to integrate pharmacologic agents with other non allopathic treatment approaches
  2. Recognize Native American and non-traditional treatment techniques.

Practice Based Learning

  1. Improve knowledge deficits by use of evidence based literature and independent reading
  2. Seek feedback as to performance during the rotation

Interpersonal Communication

  1. Demonstrate the ability to show cultural sensitivity in communication with Native American patients
  2. Demonstrate the ability to effectively communicate with other traditional and nontraditional treatment providers

Professionalism

  1. Be available to staff and patients to answer questions concerning patient care
  2. Demonstrate appropriate sensitivity in working with staff and patients whose ideas and value systems differ from the residents

System Based Practice

  1. Demonstrate and understanding of the administration of Indian Health Service and the various health care delivery mechanisms.
  2. Be familiar with the various community resources available for treatment of Native Americans served by the clinic.