Curriculum

MICAPT fellows enjoy a robust didactic curriculum weekly on Monday afternoons designed to facilitate deepening education and expertise as clinical health psychologists. The two-year, rolling curriculum is presented by members of the MICAPT core faculty, adjunct faculty, and guest speakers. Fellows from other Flint-area community fellowship programs also attend the Monday afternoon didactic series, which additionally facilitates peer support, collaboration, and networking. Fellows have protected time from clinical duties in their schedules to attend didactics. The curriculum consists of a core clinical health psychology series, rehabilitation psychology series, psychopharmacology, diversity committee, leadership and management, and wellness. Didactics are provided at an advanced level, consistent with the training experience of fellows, and often are case-based and interactive. In addition to the Monday afternoon didactics, fellows have the opportunity to attend didactics given within the Department of Family Medicine, including Grand Rounds, journal club, and academic half day. This allows fellows to be fluent in medical language, culture, and residency training, and to develop relationships with their medical peers. 

Didactic Training Schedule 

Didactic:

Behavioral Medicine Grand Rounds

Coordinator:

Erin O’Connor, PhD

Includes:

10 presentations by guest speakers on various behavioral medicine topics intended for the medical education of family medicine faculty and residents

Schedule:

8-9 AM, 1st Thursday of month

excluding July and August

Didactic:

Wednesday 7am Lecture Series

Coordinator:

Prabhat Pohkrel, MD PhD

Includes:

Various presentations by medical experts designed to increase medical knowledge, awareness of medical cultural, and integration within FM residency. 

Mandatory for PGYI

Schedule:

7-8am, every Wednesday morning, unless otherwise noted

Didactic:

Rehabilitation Psychology (RP)

Coordinator:

Kirk Stucky, PsyD ABPP

Includes:

  • 35-37 seminars in Rehabilitation Psychology. Topics will include medical conditions frequently seen on a rehabilitation unit such as: TBI, CVA, dementia, spinal cord injury, etc. Seminars will also cover pathophysiology of conditions and psychological/ neuropsychological approaches to treatment for the pediatric and adult populations.
  • 4 seminars related specifically to neuropsychological assessment
  • Pre-session required readings

Schedule:

12:15-1:45 PM, Mondays

excluding the 4th Monday of the month and the month of August

Didactic:

Clinical Health Psychology (CHP) & Core Curriculum 

Coordinator:

Jennifer Carty McIntosh, PhD

Includes:

  • PGY I Orientation to Seminars
  • 2-hour presentations on topics within 4 modules:
  • Functioning as a Psychologist in a Medical Setting (Coordinated by Drs. Vogel & Wolf)
  • Psychology in Primary Care & Health Related Behavior Change (Coordinated by Drs. Kirkpatrick & Vogel)
  • Chronic and Terminal Illness (Coordinated by Drs. Nyman & Meko)
  • Professionalism & Diversity (Coordinated by Drs. O’Connor & Franklin)

 

Schedule:

2-4 PM, Monday

Typically occurs twice per month

Didactic:

Psychopharmacology

Coordinator:

Heather Kirkpatrick, PhD MSCP ABPP

Includes:

  • 10 2-hour sessions on various topics and principles of psychopharmacology
  • Pre-session required readings
  • In-session quizzes, reviews, and case discussions

Schedule:

2-4 PM, Monday

Typically occurs once per month

Didactic:

Site Specific Didactics 

Coordinator:

McLaren Faculty

Includes:

  • 2-hour presentations on topics specific to CHP
  • Advanced topics in CHP  

Schedule:

2-4PM, Monday

Typically occurs once per month

Didactic:

Diversity Committee 

Co-Coordinators:

Erin O’Connor, PhD

Nicole Franklin, PysD

Includes:

  • 1 mandatory Orientation session
  • 11 mandatory sessions arranged by the Diversity Committee that are either presentations or group activities and events 
  • 1 full afternoon field trip (July)

Note:  Committee and mandatory session dates may vary depending on availability of guest speakers and events.

Schedule:

4-5 PM,  Mondays

Didactic:

Leadership & Management (LM)

Coordinator:

Mark Vogel, PhD ABPP

Includes:

  • 3 career development presentations 
  • 6 seminars for on various business administration topics 
  • PGYIIs only (w/1 exception)

Schedule:

4-5 PM, Mondays

Didactic:

Wellness

Coordinator:

Jennifer Carty McIntosh, PhD

 

  • 3 wellness check-in 
  • Monthly, individual self-care time
  • 3 Wellness Events per year 

Schedule:

4-5 PM,  Mondays