Beyond the Clinic
In addition to the robust clinical training that UT Health San Antonio psychiatry offers, the program also provides ample opportunities for residents to engage in research, community service, advocacy, leadership and career development. Residents have protected elective time for 3 full months in their second year, one half day each week throughout their third year, and 5 full months in their fourth year during which to pursue such opportunities.
Residents who desire more time and support for clinical research can apply for the Residency Research Track, which provides up to 40% of their total training time for research during PGY2 – PGY4 years, as well as faculty mentorship and training in research methodology.
The psychiatry department, the office of graduate medical education, and the Air Force all offer funding to residents for travel and conference attendance. Each year, several residents present research at national conferences.
Additionally, residents often serve in a variety of leadership roles at the institutional, local, state and national level. Residents have taken part in fundraising for the National Alliance of Mental Illness (NAMI), participated in mental health advocacy at the Texas State Capitol, and organized outreach programs for refugees. UT Health San Antonio psychiatry residents are actively involved in making a difference in their community and world!
2021 Mindgames Champions –
Eric Parmon, Morgan Hardy, Anna Zampese
Our residents went on to victory, taking first place in the American Psychiatric Association’s (APA) national residency team competition. Mindgames is the APA’s annual trivia-style competition on patient care, medical knowledge, and psychiatric history. Read more here.
Morgan Hardy – Laughlin Fellowship American College of Psychiatrists, 2021
Morgan Hardy – Ginsberg Teaching Fellowship American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training, 2021
Ivelisse Velazquez Negron – American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry (AAGP) Scholar, 2021
Caitlin Castle – Winner, Literature Category, “Dear Ryan” – Connective Tissue, UT Health San Antonio Literary and Visual Arts Journal, Vol. 13 (2020)
Perington MR, Smith CA, and Schillerstrom JE. Decisional Capacity and Personality Disorders: Substantially Unable or Substantially Unwilling? J Forensic Sci 2020;65(2):655-60.
Hardy M, Kennedy J, and Cooper D. Patient Attribution of Posttraumatic Symptoms to Brain Injury versus Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Military-Related Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2020; Feb 14. Online.
Hardy M and Panikkar G. A Case of Serotonin Syndrome in the Setting of Dextromethorphan-Based Cough Medicine, Tramadol, and Multiple Antidepressants. Primary Care Companion for CNS Disorders. 2020; 22(2).
Hardy M, Kennedy J, Reid M, and Cooper D. Differences in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Depression, and Attribution of Symptoms in Service Members with Combat versus Non-Combat Mild Traumatic Brain Injury. Journal of Head Trauma Rehabilitation Research. 2020; 35 (1), 37-45.
Cenoz-Donati, A, Schillerstrom JE, Pokorny J. Development of Evaluations to Assess the Quality of Residency Program Directors. Academic Psychiatry. 2019; 43: 28-36.
Begola MJ, Schillerstrom JE. Hallucinogens and Their Therapeutic Use: A Literature Review. J Psychiatr Pract. 2019;25(5):334–346.
Begola MJ, Dowben JS. The re-emergence of hallucinogenic research. Perspect Psychiatr Care. 2018;54(4):523–526.
Hardy M, Jackson C, and Byrne J. Antipsychotic Adherence and Emergency Department Utilization among Patients with Schizophrenia. Schizophrenia Research. 2018; 201:347-351.
Gupta M, Bishnoi RJ, Schillerstrom JE. Neurobiological Mediators of Squalor-dwelling Behavior. J Psychiatr Pract. 2017;23(5):375–381.
Miller M. From Sociopathy to Social Recognition: Homosexuality and Mental Illness. Am J Psychiatry Residents’ Journal. 2017; 11(10)
Recent Poster/Oral Presentations
Hardy M, and Dhawan, N. Implementation of Embedded Psychiatric Services in a Student-Run Free Clinic for Refugees. Poster presentation at the American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, 2021 May 3. Virtual.
Chatrath A, Cenoz-Donati A, Schillerstrom JE. General Adult Psychiatry Residency Website Evaluations During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Poster presentation at the American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training Annual Meeting, March 2021. Virtual.
Cooper D and Hardy M. Symptom Attribution in Service Members with mild Traumatic Brain Injury (mTBI) and Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Mitch Rosenthal Research Series Webinar, Brain Injury Association of America, 2020 May 13.
Cenoz-Donati A, Schillerstrom JE. Does Program Director Effectiveness Correlate with Resident Burnout? Poster/abstract presented at American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training Annual Meeting, March 2020, Dallas, TX.
Castle, C.L., Bohman, T.D., Rosenthal, J.B., Lozano, A.O. Quality Improvement: Update on the Implementation of a Standardized Protocol for Assessment of Capacity for Medical Decision-Making. Poster presentation at UT Health San Antonio Department of Psychiatry 8th Annual Research and Quality Improvement Day, February 11, 2020, San Antonio, TX.
Wardyn J, Torres N, Maust J. Akathisia or Psychosis: A Case of How Difficult Determining Side Effect Versus Primary Psychosis Can Be. Poster Presentation at IPS: Mental Health Services Conference, October 2019, New York, NY.
Hardy M, Quinby K, Bossman J, and Maust J. Bedside Therapy: A Quality Improvement Initiative to Reduce Resident Burnout and Improve Care on an Inpatient Psychiatric Unit. Poster presentation at American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, May 2019, San Francisco, CA.
Cenoz-Donati A, Schillerstrom TL. Utilizing University Student Health Services and Campus Resources for the Treatment of Eating Disorders. Poster presentation at American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, May 2019, San Francisco, CA.
Cenoz-Donati A, Molick R, Schillerstrom JE. Nationwide Electives in Psychiatry for Fourth Year Medical Students. Poster/abstract presented at Association of Academic Psychiatry Annual Meeting, September 2018, Milwaukee, WI.
Hardy M, Reid M, and Kennedy J. Differences in Development of Neuropsychiatric Symptoms and PTSD in Service Members with Combat and Non-Combat TBI. Oral presentation at Military Health System Research Symposium, August 2018, Kissimmee, FL.
Hardy M, Ogburn K. Addressing a Suicide Attempt by a Refugee: The Challenges of Cross-Cultural Psychiatry. Poster presentation at American Psychiatric Association Annual Meeting, May 2018, New York, NY.
Cenoz-Donati A, Schillerstrom JE, Pokorny J. Creating a Program Director Evaluation. Poster/abstract presented at American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training Annual Meeting, March 2018, New Orleans, LA.
Wardyn J, Bluitt D, Tran V, Sharma A. Understanding Gut Fermentation Syndrome in the Psychiatric Evaluation of Patients with Suspected Alcohol Use Disorder. Poster Presentation at IPS: Mental Health Services Conference, October 2017, New Orleans, LA.
Recent Service and Leadership
Blake Harrell and Anuradha Helekar – Resident Leaders, San Antonio Refugee Health Clinic, 2019-2022
Amritpaul Chatrath – Vice President, UT Health San Antonio House Staff Council, 2021-2022
Amritpaul Chatrath – Counselor at Large, Bexar County Psychiatric Society 2021 – 2022
Amritpaul Chatrath – UT Health San Antonio Psychiatry Residency Representative, Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians 2020-2022
John Wilson – Treasurer, UT Health San Antonio House Staff Council, 2021-2022
Gilberto Vazquez – President, UT Health San Antonio House Staff Council, 2020 – 2021
Gilberto Vazquez – Diversity Council Member, UT Health San Antonio, 2020 – 2021
Gilberto Vazquez – Alumni Council Member, UT Health San Antonio Long School of Medicine, 2020 – 2021
Caitlin Castle – Counselor at Large, Bexar County Psychiatric Society, 2020 – 2021
Jacob Wardyn – Secretary/Treasurer, Bexar County Psychiatric Society, 2019 – 2021
Jacob Wardyn – Out of the Darkness Walk Team Organizer, NAMI, 2017 – 2020
Madison Perington—Resident member, San Antonio Military Medical Center Clinical Risk Management Committee, 2018-2019
Morgan Hardy, Kevin Quinby, and Jim Bossmann—ACGME Back to Bedside grant, 2017 – 2019
Stephen Marcoux – American Psychiatric Association Area 5 Resident/Fellow Member Deputy Representative, 2016 – 2017
Stephen Marcoux – Texas Society of Psychiatric Physicians Resident-Fellow Section Chair, 2016 – 2017
Stephen Marcoux – Vice President, SAMMC House Staff Council, 2016-2017
Manan Gupta – UT Psychiatry Residency Marketing Committee Representative for the San Antonio Society of Psychoanalytic studies (SASPS), 2016-2017
Manan Gupta – UT Psychiatry Residency Membership Committee Representative for the San Antonio Society of Psychoanalytic studies (SASPS), 2016-2017
Manan Gupta – Resident Liaison for the American Association of Psychiatrists of Indian Origin (AAPI) San Antonio chapter- 2016-2017