Ashish Sarangi, MD Ashish Sarangi, MD (1 Posts)

Resident Physician Contributing Writer

Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Ashish Sarangi is currently a fourth-year psychiatry resident and chief resident at the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center in Lubbock, Texas. Having previous completed adult psychiatry residency training in Kingston, Jamaica, he has been fortunate to experience the field of psychiatry from different cultural viewpoints. He has gained experience practicing psychiatry in private practice, corporate hospitals and state psychiatric institutes. After graduating from the University of the West Indies Jamaica where he obtained his MD and residency in psychiatry, he has successfully transitioned to the United States healthcare system to pursue his second residency stint. He has been actively involved in helping reducing the stigma associated with mental illness in Jamaica by contributing to policy decision making by helping to draft the mental health act of Jamaica and also was an avid mental health columnist for the national newspaper during his time there. His work in Jamaica includes identifying human rights abuses in psychiatric practice and tweaking aspects of the assertive community treatment (ACT) in healthcare delivery. He has worked to connect medical students with fellow resident and physician colleagues in the care of patients and takes interest in teaching various aspects of psychiatry to different stakeholders in healthcare.

Dr. Sarangi was born in India and has been actively involved in promoting psychiatry amongst the international medical graduate population in the United States. He actively seeks out mentoring opportunities and guides international medical graduates and students towards developing an academic psychiatric career. He practices virtual interviewing and communication skills with medical graduates around the world which helps them better prepare for a career in psychiatry.

Dr. Sarangi’s research interests include Alzheimer’s dementia and geriatric depression. He plans to pursue a geriatric psychiatry fellowship upon the completion of his current training to be able to enhance his role as a clinical educator.


I first met Ruth in the emergency department when I was a third-year medical student on my psychiatry rotation. She was an “elderly female with psychosis — medical workup negative.” My resident had received a page with a request for her admission and sent me to the ED to speak with her first.

A Tale of Three Continents: A Resident Physician Perspective on the Pandemic

“The United States reports first death from COVID-19 in Washington State.” It was the end of February as I glanced over this news alert. For the past month, my inbox was flooded with emails regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. I saw my patients as usual throughout the day, albeit washing my hands and using hand sanitizers more often.

Connecting Virtually: One Resident Physician’s COVID-19 Week

It was a beautiful late winter Sunday, and my husband and I decided to drive to Plum Island, in the quaint sea town of Newburyport just north of Boston, for some bird-watching and ocean views. I wondered how my sister-in-law was doing — her wedding was scheduled in just seven days, and she and her fiancé had already been faced with tough decisions because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Announcing the New Resident-Run Twitter @PsychResChat

@PsychResChat is the newest sub-community on Twitter, short for Psychiatry Resident Chat, the brainchild of Dr. Tolu Odebunmi, MD, MPH who is a psychiatry resident at the University of Minnesota. The co-hosts use the account to share information and news relevant to psychiatry residents. Additionally, @PsychResChat is the home of bi-weekly live discussions, aimed at engaging the #PsychResTwitter community.

Solitary Confinement and Health: Why It Matters in 2019

Over the last year, our collective minds have been captivated by stories about child and family separation, detainment of citizens and immigrants, and the quality of the health care within detention facilities. These stories have been jarring and traumatic, and have also awoken an important level of national consciousness about the nature of detention. What has not received as much coverage in recent discourse is the ongoing nature of solitary confinement in our justice system.

Shining a Light on Medical Student and Resident Depression

During my fourth year of medical school, I was completely unaware that I was suffering from clinical depression. Even now as I write this, I struggle to put my finger on how it all started. Was my appetite the first thing to go? Or the loss of enjoyment in socializing and sex? Maybe it was all three at once. It is truly too hard to tell.

Jeremy Chapman, MD Jeremy Chapman, MD (1 Posts)

Resident Physician Contributing Writer

Medical College of Wisconsin & Affiliated Hospitals

I'm a happy PGY3 psychiatry resident at the Medical College of Wisconsin. I'll be staying here for Child & Adolescent Psych fellowship starting in July, 2019. My interests include video/multimedia production, autism, creativity, telepsychiatry, learning, laughter yoga, silliness, music, memorizing digits of pi, and overcoming raging ADHD, which ... surprise, surprise ... I have. Holla at me; let's collaborate!