A Day in the Life of a PGY-3
by Kathleen H. Sauer — last modified Aug 19, 2013 04:22 PM
Kimberley Siscoe, M.D.
Third year of residency has been quite exciting so far! Up until now my training has been mostly inpatient work and all third year service sites are outpatient. My day usually starts at 8 AM and I am usually done my work by 5pm. I have my own office which I have decorated with unique art work and furniture. Currently, I am at the U of L resident clinic and I see patients alone or with medical students and then present patients to the attending who then briefly sees the patient. It has been really great to have so much autonomy with my treatment plans! I also get to take part in bipolar clinic and Suboxone clinic, which are both one afternoon per week. I also continue to see my long term therapy patients that I followed during my second year of residency. The resident clinic also has 1-2 seminars per week which are reserved times to talk about different topics or challenging issues in outpatient care. I also take call twice per month in emergency psychiatric services at U of L hospital and also occasionally cover the consultation and liaison pager for one week at a time. In 6 months time I will start at a new outpatient service site at the VA which I really look forward to! Third year is where I am really learning to work with patients and fine tune their treatment which is both challenging and satisfying!