Beyond the usual expectation to attend all the clinical and educational modalities within the rotation as outlined within
your schedules, the following is also expected:
Core Seminars. Attend the mandatory PGY I lecture series on Wednesday mornings at CAMH
Addiction Rounds Attendance. Residents will also be expected to attend the Addiction Grand Rounds on Friday mornings from 9-10 am at the College Street
site of CAMH or via teleconference at the Donwood Site
12-step Self-Help Group Experience. Attendance to at least 1 open session of Alcoholics Anonymous, Cocaine Anonymous, Gamblers Anonymous, or Narcotics Anonymous.
(see later in guide for more details)
Reflection Paper. At the end of the rotation, to submit a Reflection Paper on the experiences and learning within the rotation. The purpose
is for reflection on and synthesis of what you are taking away from the training. In no less than 750 words describe 2-4
things that you have learned from this course that:
1) Will help treat patients with addictions and current disorders
2) Helped you grow in your own development as a psychiatry resident.
Reflection times and discussion will be built into the rotation and guidelines for the journal are attached inside the journal.
The process of reflective journaling ties into the concept of helping shape this rotation into an "adaptive" curriculum. Dr.
Bruce Ballon will provide discussion on reflective journaling. (see later in guide for more details)
Optional Mini Electives. For setting up mini-electives in addiction psychiatry in the last two weeks of the rotation, please contact Dr. Ballon
(x4466) or speak to him during the scheduled meeting times, to arrange if possible.
Scheduling or Other Difficulties. If needing to change your schedule due to holidays, illness etc., inform Ines Moreira (416 535-8501 x4754) and the supervisor(s)
you are scheduled to be with him.
Contact Information. Residents must insure that Ines Moreira has all your contact information (e-mail, pager number, home number, etc.) in case
you need to be contacted.
Professional Courtesy and Communications. Residents who cannot make a session or are running late should notify the appropriate supervisor as soon as possible.
As there are many supervisors involved donating their time for teaching, being timely is important as is communicating if
there is a problem in being on time.