CAP II Chief Residency Administration (University of Chicago)

Patient Care:

The clinic director supervises the chief resident to learn how to run the clinic, manage patients load, and help junior resident in their direct patient care. The chief resident is also responsible on reviewing intake request and deciding the appropriate level of care.

The clinic serves patients with a broad age range, including a significant number of pre-school patients, as well as the more typical school-aged and adolescent patients. 

The chief resident is involved in the supervision of patient evaluations (preschool, school aged, and adolescent); Review of diagnoses of disorders diagnosed in toddlers, childhood and adolescence disorders.

Medical Knowledge

The resident will demonstrate knowledge in administrative psychiatry and in systems of health care delivery.

Interpersonal and Communication Skills

Interpersonal skills are defined as the specific techniques and methods, which facilitate effective and empathetic communication between the psychiatrist, patients, colleagues, staff, and system.


The chief  resident insures continuity of care for patients and ensure that the clinic and the staff members respect the rules of the University of Chicago and the Principles of Medical Ethics with Special Annotations for Psychiatry (APA) and the ethics code of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Practice-based Learning and Improvement

The chief resident acts as the liaison between the residents and the Training Director, runs the weekly resident meeting, and oversees the case loads of the residents, acts as the section liaison to the QA committee. The chief resident attends QA meetings with the vice Chair of the department and weekly meetings with the CAP director to learn about merging challenges from the system and address them appropriately.

Systems-based Practice

The chief resident sits on the QA committee for the section and reports back to the section the current projects.  The chief resident represents the residents in the faculty meetings and in the residency education meeting.  They coordinate the resident meetings.