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Neuropsychiatry

Definition:
A competent psychiatrist recognizes the interface between neurology and psychiatry. This skill area typically involves patients with acquired behavioral disorders secondary to neurological disease.

Portfolio Entry Requirements:
Select a challenging case from residency training that illustrates your ability to identify the complex relationship between brain and behavior. The cover letter should include the rationale for the treatment and the outcome if known. Include the neuropsychiatric evaluation that explains the biologic basis for the observed symptoms. Additionally, provide documentation of the neurological examination and any relevant laboratory findings, neuroimaging, neurophysiologic studies, neuropsychological testing, literature sources, or other pertinent data.

Neuropsychiatry Scoring Rubric

1
Important skills and/or knowledge lacking to adequately manage the case.

2
Appropriate approach, but weaknesses could lead to potential problems. Lacks thorough assessment and/or management of all facets of the case.

3
Competent to successfully manage standard cases following a conventional approach. Shows probable relationship between the neurological and psychiatric aspects of the case.

4
Applies a conventional approach to a complex case; documents the neurological system involved.

5
Well-integrated knowledge and skills facilitate resolution of complex problems beyond the standard approach.

6
Wide breadth of knowledge and skills and a sophisticated, well integrated approach; utilizes varied sources to manage very complex problems; thorough presentation; acknowledges short-term outcomes.

 

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