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

PURPOSE: The object of this elective is to provide comprehensive psychiatric assessments and treatment to veterans on the medical and surgical services.

COMPETENCIES: Medical students will gain proficiency in mental status and cognitive exam administration, treating delirium, evaluating for capacity, and managing alcohol and drug use/withdrawal. Students will also learn to diagnose and treat neurocognitive disorders and accompanying behavioral disturbances.

INSTRUCTIONAL FEATURES:  The student will be expected to see consults, participate in daily rounds, write notes, interact with medical/surgical teams, and can act as senior student to M3s rotating on the service

ASSESSMENT: Through daily supervision provided by Dr. Sanders


Program Number: ELEC 661
Location: JBVA
Clinical Director: Rich Clarey, MD
Coordinator: Graciela Bernal
Telephone: 312-996-4981
Duration: 4 Weeks
Night Call: No
Weekends: No
Students Accepted: Min. 0 Max. 1
Housestaff Used as Faculty: No
Lectures/Conferences/Faculty Contact: 4-6
Laboratory/Independent Study: 0
Outpatient: 0
Inpatient: 34-36
Total Hours /Week: 38-42

Updated: 6/22/17