This six-week course of approximately 300 hours is designed to introduce the medical student to the clinical practice of the medical neurosciences (psychiatry, neurology, and neurosurgery) in both inpatient and outpatient settings. In addition, this course will practically reinforce the theoretical principles of the psychiatric interview, neurological examination, differential diagnosis, and individual treatment plans for a wide variety of patients.
The bulk of time in this course will be spent in clinical settings under the supervision of attending psychiatrists, neurologists, neurosurgeons, and psychologists, as well as senior residents in the Departments of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Neurology, and Neurosurgery. The remaining time will be spent in learning using didactics, formal case presentations, discussions, and write-ups.
This two-week course of approximately 80 hours is designed to provide medical students interested in the clinical practice of psychiatry with the opportunity to extend and deepen their exposure to the field. In addition, this course will provide additional experience and training in the theoretical principles of the psychiatric interview, differential diagnosis and individual treatment plans for a wide variety of patients. The bulk of time in this course will be spent in clinical settings under the supervision of attending psychiatrists and psychologists as well as senior residents in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior.
The elective is flexible. Students may choose to serve on any of the Department’s units, including either of the Adult Inpatient Units (7 East and 7 West), the outpatient Behavioral Health Specialty Clinics, Child/Adolescent Psychiatry Inpatient Unit (3-Circle) and Center for the Advancement of Youth (CAY) or, Consult-Liaison Services and Psychiatric Emergency Service. Students interested in this elective, should rank-order their preferences and the MSE Office will do its best to match the student with their first choice. However, please be advised that the availability of a particular service will depend on the number of M3 clerks (PSYCH631) already assigned. If adding another student to that service would make teaching difficult, students taking PSYCH632 will be assigned to a lower preference service.