The knowledge of human behavior, mental health and mental disorders is incorporated into the everyday practice of family physicians. Family medicine residents must develop and display sensitivity to, and knowledge of, the emotional aspects associated with organic illness. Furthermore, family medicine residents must be able to identify relationships that exist among their patients´ biological, psychological and social factors. Among these interrelationships, residents will also consider the ethical scope of patient care.
During the residents´ second year (PGY2), a two-week period of formal training will take place in an inpatient setting at Crawford Long Hospital. The psychiatric rotation experience will focus on assessment and diagnosis, psychopharmacology, approaches to psychotherapy and collaboration with mental health providers such as psychiatrists, mental health therapists, psychologists, and allied health professionals ( Emory Family Medicine Residency Program Handbook, 2006-2007