Psychiatry Trainee to Consultant Psychiatrist – Skills Breakdown- Dr Sanil Rege

Posted on: February 22, 2016
Last Updated: November 15, 2019

The talk covers a breakdown of skills sets and explains the aspects examined in psychiatric case histories. It provides tips on how to translate academic knowledge into clinical practice and the key aims in a psychiatric evaluation: Communication, Formulation, Management, and Integration.

Author Quotes :

The first stage of training is the knowledge-based stuff-psychopathology, psychopharmacology, do you know your stuff, the basics?

[for case histories] I would recommend you contact psychiatrists who are writing medico-legal reports-civil ones are particularly good because you’re looking at case histories that you may be coming across, as opposed to forensic, specifically criminal ones.

Don’t wait for the final bit to start writing your case history–have a look at lots of them.

Summary :

In this talk, Dr. Sanil Rege covers a breakdown of skills sets and explains the aspects examined in psychiatric case histories.

It provides tips on how to translate academic knowledge into clinical practice and the key aims in a psychiatric evaluation: Communication, Formulation, Management, and Integration.

Take-home Messages : 

  1. The formulation is one of the most important parts of the medico-legal report.
  2. Contact psychiatrists who are doing medico-legal reports for anonymized reports.
  3. A good report is written succinctly, using clear language.

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