UVM Medical Center

uvm-medical-centerUVM Medical Center is a 450-bed academic health center affiliated with the Larner College of Medicine at the University of Vermont, located in Burlington, VT. UVM Medical Center is comprised of three main campuses: The Medical Center Campus, the University Health Center Campus, and the Fanny Allen Campus. The hospital and the College of Medicine are physically connected on the Medical Center Campus, overlooking downtown Burlington, Lake Champlain, and New York's Adirondack Mountains. The Inpatient Psychiatry Unit and the Psychiatric Consultation Service are both located in the hospital, as are the medicine, primary care, and neurology inpatient units.

inpatient_psychMedical Center Campus - The Inpatient Psychiatry Unit

Built in 2005, the Inpatient Psychiatry Unit is a state-of the-art facility comprised of 28 beds distributed on two floors, one secure and the other non-secure. The open unit is located on the 3rd floor of the Shepardson wing and accepts mostly voluntary admissions. The locked unit, with a secure entrance and seclusion rooms, is located on the 6th floor of the Shepardson wing and accepts both voluntary and involuntary admissions. We recently outfitted both units with a patient exercise room and both units have well-equipped resident workrooms and ample staff conference rooms.


psychiatric-consultationThe Psychiatric Consultation Service  

The Psychiatric Consultation Service is located in the hospital on the 4th floor of the Patrick wing. Residents, medical students, and psychiatry attendings meet here daily to round on new and follow- up consultations. In addition, the weekend call team congregates here for morning sign-out.


university-healthUniversity Health Center Campus

The University Health Center Campus (UHC) houses several outpatient clinics and is located at 1 South Prospect Street, two blocks west of the hospital through the UVM campus.

The Department of Psychiatry is located on the 6th floor along with numerous subspecialty clinics, including the Adult Psychiatry Clinic, the Clinical Neuroscience Research Unit, the Geriatric Psychiatry Clinic, the Mood and Anxiety Disorders Clinic, and the Seneca Center. The Vermont Center for Children, Youth, & Families is located on the 3rd floor, while the Substance Use Treatment Center (Day One, Buprenorphine, and Methadone clinics) is split between the 1st and 3rd floors.


howard-community-mental-healthCommunity Mental Health Center

The Psychiatry Residency Program is affiliated with three local community mental health centers: Howard Center, Northwest Counseling and Support Services, and Washington County Mental Health) all within forty-five minutes of the main teaching facility. Each center provides full spectrum outpatient, emergency, and residential treatment for a designated regional population. All general track residents are required to spend one day per week at a CMHC where they are supervised individually by a psychiatrist. Residents carry their own patients, consult on new patients and perform outreach visits. The patient population at each CMHC may or may not be "case managed" and generally suffers from a chronic and persistent psychiatric condition requiring multiple medications and social and psychological support.


blcBurlington Lakeside VA Clinic (BLC) and White River Junction VA Medical Center (WRJ VAMC)  

The White River Junction Healthcare System is a level 2 tertiary care system providing a wide range of inpatient and outpatient health services to approximately 25,000 Veterans across Vermont and the four contiguous counties of New Hampshire. The WRJVA MC is located in the town of White River Junction, Vermont, and operates outpatient clinics in five Vermont locations: Burlington, Bennington, Brattleboro, Newport, and Rutland; and three New Hampshire communities: Keene, Littleton and Colebrook.

The Burlington Lakeside VA Clinic (BLC) is one of the Community-Based Outpatient Clinic of the White River Junction VA. Located in Burlington about 15 minutes from UVMMC, the BLC offers a wide variety of services to military veterans including Primary Care, Mental Health, Audiology, Cardiology, Sleep Medicine, and Physical Therapy. The BLC is a primary outpatient psychiatry training site for PGY3 and 4 residents in the VA track (2 of 5 residents) and beginning in 2018, a third PGY3 resident will spend time here on their Community Psychiatry rotation seeing patients with severe and persistent mental illness. In the PGY4 year, the VA walk-in clinic is one of our Consult to Primary care sites.

The WRJ VA Medical Center is a 74-bed, acute care facility that provides a full range of primary, secondary, and specialty care. All PGY2 residents do a one-month rotation at the Residential Recovery Center (a 14 bed Substance Abuse Residential Rehabilitation Treatment Program) where they obtain training in treatment of veterans with Substance Use Disorders. For the month, residents travel 1.5 hours to the WRJ VA, staying overnight in dorm-style lodging and attending didactics via a remote connection.


butabikaButabika and Mulago Hospitals, Kampala Uganda

Residents have the option to spend a month in Uganda in their PGY2 year on our Global Mental Health rotation. On this rotation, residents see patients at the largest free-standing psychiatric hospital in Uganda, Butabika hospital (400 beds, 20 miles outside of Kampala) and in the outpatient clinic at Mulago hospital in Kampala, the primary teaching hospital for Makerere University.

**Beginning in 2020-21 academic year, this rotation has been suspended due to COVID-19.


vermont-psychiatric-careVermont Psychiatric Care Hospital (elective site)  

The Vermont Psychiatric Care Hospital (VPCH) is the new 25 bed state hospital. It was built in 2014 after flooding from Hurricane Irene in 2007 destroyed the state’s original state hospital in Waterbury. Located in Berlin Vermont, a 40-minute drive from Burlington, VPCH is a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to improving the health and well-being of one of Vermont’s most vulnerable populations. Based on the recovery focus model of care, the design of the hospital includes well-designed yards, half basketball court, planting beds, jogging track, labyrinth, and other unique landscaping details. Some interior aesthetics include a library, a greenhouse, a large activity room, and a fitness room. Patients are encouraged to engage in activities and participate in all aspects of prescribed treatment to facilitate recovery.

Psychiatry sites:
Larner College of Medicine at UVM
UVM Medical Center

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