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
Clinical Director: Rich Clarey, MD
Coordinator: Graciela Bernal
Email: [email protected]
Duration: 4 Weeks
Night Call: No
Students Accepted: Min. 0 Max. 1
Housestaff Used as Faculty: No
Lectures/Conferences/Faculty Contact: 4-6
Laboratory/Independent Study: 0
Total Hours /Week: 38-42