PSYCHIATRY/NEUROLOGY (8 weeks): This 8 week block includes 4 weeks on Psychiatry and 4 weeks on Neurology. PSYCHIATRY: The student is taught basic signs, symptoms, etiology and management of psychiatric diseases. The clerkship includes exposure to adult inpatient and outpatient services, child and adolescent psychiatry, as well as consultation-liaison at the AltaPoionte facilities. Working with patients? families, where possible, is an integral part of all services. Another integral part of the clerkship is emergency psychiatry, since psychiatric illness is remarkably common in patients who seek care in the emergency room. The final exam is a mini-board from the National Board of Medical Examiners; students are charged a fee to purchase this exam.
To be determined.
To be prepared by the student in conjunction with the Course Director and approved by the Vice Dean before course can be added to schedule. This course is designed to offer students and faculty/clinical faculty an opportunity to develop electives which are not offered in the Electives Manual. Such an elective may be made permanent and printed in the next edition of the Elective Manual at the request of the Course Director and with the approval of the Curriculum Committee. At the discretion of the Vice Dean, this elective may count as the required "in-house" elective.
This elective is designed to provide for further experience and responsibility in clinical psychiatric diagnostic evaluation and psychopharmacologic treatment of patients admitted to Baypointe Hospital as well as on the Mobile Infirmary Psychiatry Consult.
This elective is designed to provide for further experience and responsibility in clinical psychiatric diagnostic evaluation and psychopharmacologic and psychotherapeutic treatment of adult and/or child/adolescent patients with an emphasis on the psychiatric ambulatory setting. Assignments will be arranged when possible to accommodate the academic interests of the individual student.