Transplant Clinic Rotation Learning Objectives

Patient Care

The resident will understand and provide the psychiatric care of transplant patients before, during, and after their surgery.  Residents participate in diagnostic evaluations, treatment recommendations, and ongoing management.  Patients awaiting lung, liver, heart, and kidney transplant make up the initial patient population, but the clinic population includes many patients who are post-transplant. 

Medical Knowledge  

Residents will

  • learn to assess the psychosocial readiness for a major medical procedure, a skill that translates to areas such as bariatric surgery, bone marrow transplant, and HIV care. 
  • gain an increased knowledge of the psychopharmocology considerations in a medically ill population and learn to work with the neuropsychiatric side effects of transplant-related medications. 

Interpersonal and communications skill

The resident will learn to work with patients with advanced medical illness and be sensitive to their physical limitations.

Systems-Based Practice

Residents will communicate with multidisciplinary transplant teams effectively, and receive feedback from them.