PREREQUISITES AND PLACEMENT IN THE CURRICULUM: Students must have completed their M3 Core Clerkship in Psychiatry.

PURPOSE: The goal of this elective is to provide the student with experience in up to four of the following settings: inpatient adult, outpatient adult, child and adolescent psychiatry, addiction medicine. Students allowed the flexibility to spend four-weeks on one service or one-week on each, or any combination thereof.

COMPETENCIES: By the end of the elective, students will demonstrate knowledge of the following concepts: commonly seen psychopathology in the settings elected, have knowledge of pharmacologic agents of the types used in the settings elected, and have a growing knowledge in non-pharmacologic treatment and psychodynamic therapies. By the end of the elective, students will demonstrate knowledge of the following skills: form therapeutic relations with patients, work as part of a treatment team with other health professional, and conduct and document thorough patient evaluations.

INSTRUCTIONAL FEATURES: : Instructional methods include: Didactic seminars, assigned reading and one literature review presentation by each student, attendance of morning report and daily rounds on the inpatient units with residents and faculty, patient care activities including evaluations, consultations, etc. under the supervision of the resident.
ASSESSMENT: Students will be evaluated at the end of each rotation by all residents and faculty they work with.


Program Number: ELEC 136
Location: ALGH
Tara Murphy;
Telephone: 847-723-6479
Duration: 4 Weeks
Night Call: No, Optional
Weekends: No

Students Accepted: 1
Housestaff Used as Faculty: No
Lectures/Conferences/Faculty Contact:
Laboratory/Independent Study:
Outpatient: 3-4
Inpatient: 12
Total Hours /Week: 40

Reporting Instructions:  Reporting instructions will be emailed to the student the week prior to the start date.

Immunization & Compliance forms can be found here.

All M3s and M4s report to the Medical Student Office on their first day. M3s and M4s report on Monday at 8:30 AM.

Updated: 6/30/14