Resident Life: Resident Profiles
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Adult: Nicole Schultz   |  Bmed/Rehab: Chelsea Siwik   |  Child: Dorothy Loren   |  Integrated: Kris Ma
Nicole Schultz
Psychology Resident
Adult Track

Why UW Psychology Internship?

"I chose UW for internship because of the emphasis on the integration of science and practice, with training opportunities that aligned with my career goals. Clinically, UW offers unique rotations (i.e., inpatient, outpatient, consultation liaison) in a large, complex medical setting. I was drawn to these rotations because I knew I would obtain invaluable training from expert clinicians in areas such as trauma, serious mental illness, and substance use. In addition to the clinical rotations, I chose UW because of the integration of research into the training year. One of the most unique and invaluable training opportunities at UW is the Grantsmanship Seminar, which focuses on grant writing and professional development in academia. Finally, to balance the fast-paced training year, Seattle offers a plethora of fun and relaxing activities! "


Education

Auburn University, PhD Candidate in Clinical Psychology

University of the Pacific, MA in Psychology

California State University, Dominguez Hills, BA in Psychology


Follow Me For A Week

Sunday
Morning:   Sleep in, walk to the local coffee shop
Afternoon:   Run errands, read a book, or other hobbies
Evening:   Relax, catch up on shows
     
Monday
Morning:   Chart review; prep for individual psychotherapy appointments at outpatient clinic
Afternoon:   See patients for individual psychotherapy; supervision with Dr. Michele Bedard-Gilligan
Evening:   Go to the gym, downtime
     
Tuesday
Morning:   Group supervision with psychiatric residents and attending psychiatrists; See consult patients
Afternoon:   Individual supervision with Dr. Barbara McCann and see patients on Addiction Intervention Service
Evening:   Go for a walk with my dogs
     
Wednesday
Morning:   See patients AIS or consult patients with Dr. Adam Carmel for individual supervision
Afternoon:   Group supervision with psychiatric residents and attending psychiatrists; See consult patients
Evening:   Relaxing & recharging!
     
Thursday
Morning:   Group supervision with psychiatric residents and attending psychiatrists; See consult patients
Afternoon:   Grantsmanship and didactics!
Evening:   Happy hour with cohort
     
Friday
Morning:   Group supervision with psychiatric residents and attending psychiatrists; See consult patients
Afternoon:   Dedicated research time
Evening:   Go out to dinner, hang out with friends, or attend a local event
     
Saturday
Morning:   Trying a new local adventure!
Afternoon:   Still adventuring
Evening:   Game night, BBQ, or other relaxing activities with friends
     

Clinical Rotations

Current: Monday at UWMC Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic (year-round); Tuesday-Thursday at HMC Psychiatry Consultation/Liaison (July-December)

Up Next: UWMC Inpatient Psychiatry (January-June)

Career Goals

“My research and clinical interests include objective assessment of substance use, environmental variables that systematically influence both self-reported and actual substance use behavior, motivational models of substance use behavior, and contingency-based treatments. Clinically, I have enjoyed utilizing cognitive-behavioral strategies with adults with a range of presenting problems, including substance use disorders, anxiety disorders, mood disorders, PTSD, and personality pathology."

Average Weekly Hours

32 hours of clinical work and supervision, 2 hours of didactics, 6 hours of grantsmanship and research time, manuscripts and postdoc applications on some evenings.

 

Chelsea Siwik
Psychology Resident
Behavioral Medicine Track

Why UW Psychology Internship?

"I chose the UW for internship for the unique training opportunities and for the supportive, resource-rich environment. The program has a clear dedication to clinical excellence and professional development while providing opportunity to remain engaged in research and develop as a scientist. Embedded in a Level 1 Trauma Hospital and an academic medical center, the behavioral medicine track exposes residents to a plethora of unique health and rehab-related presentations both within inpatient and outpatient settings. The depth and breadth of clinical training obtained from the combined (3) 4-month rotations aligned closely with my training goals. I was also particularly interested in the Grantsmanship Seminar, which is designed to bolster grant-writing skills, support post-doctoral funding applications, and guide professional development in academia. Lastly, I was drawn to the exceptionally approachable, supportive, world-renowned faculty who value teaching and enjoy providing supervision. The environment at UW is exceptionally collaborative providing unlimited opportunity for professional growth. Overall, the program strikes an impressive balance between extensive, fast-paced training while supporting residents to achieve a healthy work-life balance."


Education

University of Louisville: PhD Candidate, Clinical Psychology

University of Louisville: MS, Clinical Psychology

University of Wisconsin – Madison: BA Psychology; BA Spanish


Follow Me For A Week

Sunday
Morning:   Sleep in; have coffee and breakfast at home with my partner.
Afternoon:   Take my dog for a run at a local park; run some errands or go to a coffee shop to work on research/post-doc applications.
Evening:   Relax and recharge - catch up on Netflix, read for fun, talk on the phone with family and friends.
Monday
Morning:   Wake up at 5:30 for a 6:00 am work out class. Get to desk at Harborview by 8 – 8:30; review charts; conduct evaluations/follow-ups with inpatients.
Afternoon:   Conduct two outpatient therapy sessions (1:00 and 2:00 pm); see more inpatients.
Evening:   Walk my dog; have dinner with my partner; watch a movie or Netflix before bed.
Tuesday
Morning:   Get to desk at Harborview by 8; review charts; conduct evaluations/follow-ups with inpatients; conduct one outpatient therapy session (11:00 am).
Afternoon:   Meet with Dr. Sherman for individual supervision; see more inpatients.
Evening:   Walk or run with my dog; work on research/post-doc applications.
Wednesday
Morning:   Wake up at 5:30 for a 6:00 am work out class. Get to desk at Harborview by 8 – 8:30; review charts; attend outpatient (CORP) rounds with a multidisciplinary rehab team at 8:45; conduct evaluations/follow-ups with inpatients.
Afternoon:   Group supervision with other b-med residents; see more inpatients; conduct two outpatient therapy sessions (3:00 and 4:00 pm).
Evening:   Walk my dog; have dinner; relax & recharge.
Thursday
Morning:   Neuropsych and rehab seminar at 8:00 am; meet with Dr. Sherman for individual supervision; conduct evaluations/follow-ups with inpatients.
Afternoon:   Take a shuttle to Grantsmanship Seminar with other b-med residents (1:15 – 2:15); walk or shuttle to didactics (3:00 – 5:00 pm); enjoys snacks while learning from the best with the entire cohort (all tracks).
Evening:   Attend happy hour with resident cohort!
Friday
Morning:   Wake up at 5:30 for a 6:00 am work out class. Get to my desk at Harborview by 8 - 8:30; review charts; conduct an outpatient therapy session (9:00 am); conduct evaluations/follow-ups with inpatients.
Afternoon:   Protected research time (1:00 – 5:00 pm).
Evening:   Relax and recharge – catch up on Netflix; explore the neighborhood; attend a local event; go to happy hour or try a new place for dinner (preferably on a patio) with my partner and/or friends.
Saturday
Morning:   Explore Seattle (go to a park, spend time on/near the water); take a day trip outside of the city to hike/experience the PNW.
Afternoon:   Usually still exploring or running errands.
Evening:   Meet up with friends/other residents at brewery/restaurant/local event.

Clinical Rotations

July – October: Harborview Medical Center, Inpatient Consultation Liaison Service & Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation Program (CORP)

November – February: Harborview Medical Center, Inpatient Consultation Liaison Burn Service & Outpatient Burn Clinic & Comprehensive Outpatient Rehabilitation Program (CORP)

March – June: UW Medical Center, Inpatient Consultation Liaison Service & Inpatient/Outpatient Rehab Clinic

Career Goals

“My goal is to pursue a career as a scientist practitioner conducting research on mind-body medicine and mechanisms of intervention. I am motivated to elucidate stress-health pathways from a biopsychosocial perspective to inform interventions for chronically ill and acutely injured patient populations. I am particularly interested in the intersection of psychological and biological markers of stress and resilience and clinical outcomes, such as quality and quantity of life, among cancer patients. Clinically, I enjoy working with patients and families inflicted with physical and mental health concerns from an integrated, person-centered approach both in inpatient and outpatient settings."

Average Weekly Hours

45-50 hours

 

Dorothy Loren
Psychology Resident
Child Track

Why UW Psychology Internship?

"The child track of the UW internship stands out to me as an opportunity to gain an exceptionally well-balanced set of training and skills. It offers opportunities to provide hospital-wide consultation, inpatient psychiatric care, outpatient therapy, and in- and out-patient neuropsychological testing, all balanced with an unmatched emphasis on building research and grantsmanship skills. In my search for the right program, I was also drawn to the opportunity to master evidence-based treatment modalities, such as Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT), Collaborative Assessment and Management of Suicidality (CAMS), and Behavioral Activation with Adolescents (BA) through several in-depth training series. From a professional development perspective, I was also excited to learn that the program offered two tailored mentoring relationships, an experienced professional development mentor as well as a top research mentor in my field. Finally, as a lover of the outdoors, moving to the Seattle area appealed to me, and it has proved to be a wonderful place to live and explore."


Education

Harvard University; B.A. Psychology

Loyola University Chicago; Ph.D. Candidate, Clinical Psychology


Follow Me For A Week

Sunday
Morning:   Sleep in; eat a late breakfast outside on the balcony.
Afternoon:   Go for a run; catch up on Netflix and reading (for fun!); do some grocery shopping.
Evening:   Meet friends for a picnic at a local park.
     
Monday
Morning:   Wake up at 6:30, get ready, walk about a mile to take a free shuttle to Seattle Children’s by 8am. Round on inpatient psychiatric cases and get updates/handoffs from the weekend.
Afternoon:   Attend interdisciplinary inpatient psychiatry didactics; visit the inpatient for whom I am the primary therapist and conduct brief interventions.
Evening:   Make a tasty dinner at home; play board games with my husband.
     
Tuesday
Morning:   Round on inpatient psychiatric cases; receive several consults from other teams around diagnostic clarification or assessment.
Afternoon:   For consult cases, conduct semi-structured diagnostic interviews, work on diagnostic reports and provide feedback to teams and family.
Evening:   Make dinner at home; watch a movie before heading to bed.
     
Wednesday
Morning:   Round on inpatient psychiatric cases; attend supervision with the clinical director; help plan for evidence-based group therapy programming on the unit.
Afternoon:   Visit my individual therapy inpatient, lead group therapy for teens on the unit.
Evening:   Make dinner at home; work on post-doc search and applications.
     
Thursday
Morning:   Thursday is our research day on the outpatient rotations, so I sleep in a little and make myself a nice breakfast to eat while catching up on emails and working on manuscripts.
Afternoon:   Edit my dissertation for publication, head to didactics from 3-5pm. Grantsmanship and didactics!
Evening:   Go to happy hour for drinks and tacos with the full internship cohort!
     
Friday
Morning:   Round on inpatient psychiatric cases; attend a didactic presentation on a specialty topic by a psychiatry resident.
Afternoon:   Visit my individual therapy patient, lead group therapy for younger children on the unit.
Evening:   Go on a walk around the neighborhood; try a new restaurant for dinner.
     
Saturday
Morning:   Wake up early in order to drive out to a hike near Mt. Rainier.
Afternoon:   Reach the top of the hike, eat a picnic lunch, descend and drive the 2 hours back home.
Evening:   Meet up with some friends for a beer and sandwich at a favorite neighborhood spot.
     

Clinical Rotations

Current: 7/1 – 10/1: Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine Unit (Inpatient)

Up Next: 10/1 – 1/1: Psychiatry Consultation and Liaison Service (Inpatient)

1/1 - 6/30: Outpatient Psychiatry and Neuropsychological Assessment (Outpatient)

Career Goals

“I am particularly interested in the intersection of kids’ physical and mental health; therefore, my goal is to be a pediatric health psychologist working on an integrated care team within a children’s hospital like Seattle Children’s. Ideally, I would like to continue to provide direct clinical care while also leading applied pediatric psychology research/evaluation projects and assisting with training and supervision of other mental health professionals."

Average Weekly Hours

40-45 hours/week

 

 

 

 

 

Kris Ma
Psychology Resident
Integrated Track

Why UW Psychology Internship?

"In collaboration with the UW Family Medicine Residency (#1 in the country), the Integrated Care Training Program, and the Psychology Internship Program in Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, the Integrated Primary Care Track is a rarity that offers a well-rounded training curriculum and support to maximize my exposure and potential in becoming a leading integrated care psychologist. The regular opportunities in shadowing, doing warm handoffs, attending didactics and case conferences with family medicine residents, psychiatry fellows and other healthcare providers have immensely expanded my interprofessional competencies. I feel welcomed and supported by the residency faculty in both family medicine and psychiatry, including my two primary supervisors who genuinely invest in my growth and success. UW also has a strong emphasis in bridging research and practice; and their resource-rich environment allows me to pursue cutting-edge studies in the field of integrated care. As a woman of ethnically diverse background, I appreciate the increasing minority representation and the diversity advancement committee in this program, which are instrumental to my professional development. Lastly, moving to a fun and chill place like Seattle has made my internship year even more enjoyable!"


Education

DePaul University, PhD Candidate in Clinical-Community Psychology

DePaul University, M.A. in Clinical-Community Psycholog


Follow Me For A Week

Sunday
Morning:   Attend church
Afternoon:   Grocery shopping; explore Seattle with friends
Evening:   Make dinner; sleep
     
Monday
Morning:   See scheduled patients for therapy at Northgate
Afternoon:   Do warm handoffs at Northgate; care management team meeting; Integrated Care Training Program didactics (as needed)
Evening:   Make dinner; sleep
     
Tuesday
Morning:   See scheduled patients for therapy at Northgate
Afternoon:   Do warm handoffs at Northgate; Behavioral Health Integration Program (BHIP) Case Conference; individual supervision
Evening:  

Writing group with friends; make dinner; sleep

     
Wednesday
Morning:  

See scheduled patients for therapy at Northgate; individual supervision

Afternoon:  

Do warm handoffs at Northgate; Family Medicine didactics (as needed)

Evening:   Make dinner; sleep
     
Thursday
Morning:  

Protected research time; research meeting with mentor (monthly/as needed)

Afternoon:  

UW Psychiatry and Addictions Case Conference (PACC); Grantsmanship Seminar; Psychology Didactics (weekly)

Evening:   Happy hour with cohort
     
Friday
Morning:   See scheduled patients for therapy at Harborview
Afternoon:   Do warm handoffs at Harborview
Evening:   Make dinner; watch TV; sleep
     
Saturday
Morning:  

Sleep in; exercise; writing time

Afternoon:   Explore Seattle with friends (nature walks, festivals, arts, restaurants)
Evening:   Make dinner/dine out; skype with family; sleep
     

Clinical Rotations

July 1 - June 30: Chronic Conditions in Primary Care

September 1 - December 31: Addiction

January 1 - June 30: Chronic Pain and Trauma

Career Goals

“Guided by my passion in improving access to quality care and health at the population level, I intend to become a scientist-practitioner with expertise in integrated care psychology. I anticipate working in academic medical settings where I can spend time on research, clinical work, training/mentoring. Through research, I hope to promote the effectiveness and dissemination of behavioral health interventions in primary care. Clinically, I enjoy working within interdisciplinary teams as a behavioral health provider to provide holistic care to individuals with physical and mental health comorbidities. I am also excited to train and learn from the next generation of physicians and psychologists about the joy and challenges in doing integrated care. "

Average Weekly Hours

40-45 hours/week

 

 

 

 

 


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