Note Re: Permission Of Instructors: Whenever this is specified, obtain the instructor's permission before your registration day for Selectives. The instructor's permission does not constitute registration, for it is still necessary to sign-up for the course in the Office of Student Affairs during your appointment for scheduling. Please note that, while International Visiting Students are welcome to take Psychiatry Electives, the Neurology Electives are unavailable.
This elective will be primarily clinically oriented. During the elective in Child Psychiatry, medical students typically spend time at different sites or they may choose to focus on one particular experience.
The student will have the opportunity to participate in the following activities of the Division of Child Psychiatry:
Instructors: Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Faculty & Residents
Quota: 2 students (exceptions may be made in special circumstances)
Duration: 1 month
Prerequisite: Completion of 3rd year Psychiatry Clerkship and permission of department
A broad range of clinical experience is possible, including inpatient medicine, inpatient psychiatry, and med/psych clinics under the supervision of the director. The student will have first hand experience in management of patients who present with both medical and psychiatric disorders.
Instructor: L. Lee Tynes, MD, Ph.D.
Duration: 1 month
Time Offered: Any Month
Prerequisite: Completion of third year psychiatry and medicine clerkships and permission of the director.
Method of Evaluating Student's Performance: Observation of clinical attributes and effectiveness.
This rotation is intended to provide an introduction to the practice of pediatrics and child psychiatry with attention to the ways these two specialties overlap. Clinical rotations will include 2 weeks in pediatrics and 2 weeks in child psychiatry settings. During pediatrics, students will see primary care pediatric outpatients in a mobile medical unit serving families in areas affected by Hurricane Katrina. They will also have the opportunity to participate in a health education program as part of the mobile medical program as well as round with current triple boarders on inpatient units. During the child psychiatry portion, students will work with child psychiatry faculty in school settings, on a mobile medical unit serving families at FEMA service sites and other community service agencies. Students will also attend school based clinics with a child psychiatrist. Other clinical experiences may include rural or urban infant/early childhood mental health clinic, telemedicine, inpatient child psychiatry consultation, and a mental health program for very young children in foster care. The students will also have weekly meetings with triple board faculty to integrate the pediatrics and child psychiatry experiences. Students will attend didactics in pediatrics and child psychiatry and will attend the weekly Triple Board Clinic staffed by pediatric and triple board attendings.
Faculty/Instructors: Jaya Aysola MD, N Boris MD, C Campion MD, S Drury MD PhD, M. Feibelman MD, J. Henshke MD, MM Gleason MD, C. Many MD, Alina Olteanu, MD PhD , P. Zeanah MSN PhD
Quota: 1 student
Duration: 1 calendar month
Prerequisite: Permission of department
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