Tag: Psychiatry

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.

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.

Kamiar Rueckert, MD (1 Posts)

Resident Physician Contributing Writer

Heidelberg University Hospital in Germany

Kamiar Rückert is a resident physician in internal medicine at St. Josefskrankenhaus in Heidelberg, Germany. His journey into the specialty began in 2016 when he founded PSGRiga, a extracurricular student group designed to provide students with knowledge on emotions in health care and psychosomatic concepts. His previous articles have been published in The Vienna Psychoanalyst, In-Training, and the printed and online version of the Latvian student magazine Semper Anticus. He likes hummus, continental philosophy, and smoked blutwurst