SOM Elective Brochure
 

Electives Type:  Clinical

Elective Title
Psychiatry Acting Internship in Austin
Course Number
PSYU-4022
Duration/Weeks
4
Prerequisites: Successful completion of Year 2 
      Additional Requirements:
Successful completion of Psychiatry clerkship
Responsible Faculty Director:
Roger Lowell McRoberts, MD
Other Faculty:
Lauren Garapedian, MD
Location to Report on First Day
UTMB Office of Regional Medical Education in Austin, Clinical Education Center at Brackenridge Hospital, suite C2. 410
Periods Offered
1-12
including Period 12 (June), NOT including the holiday vacation Period 13 (Dec)
Maximum Enrollment
1

Goals
 1. To develop clinical and assessment skills on a variety of psychiatric patients who are medically ill and who may require inpatient hospitalization. 2. To develop an understanding of all major psychiatric disorders and their appropriate treatment.

Objectives
 Student will participate in role of first year resident on the Psychiatry Consult/Liason service, will be the primary individual responsible for assessment and treatment of patients, and answer directly to the psychiatry resident and attending faculty.

Description of course activities
 The student will recieve individualized clinical experience under the direct supervision of an attending psychiatrist. The student will have responsibilty for their patients from assessment through treatment and placement in psychiatric hospital if necessary. The student will work as part of a team of other students, residents and faculty.

Type of students who would benefit from the course
 Students interested in Neurology, Psychiatry, Internal Medicine and Family Medicine. To enroll, UTMB students should submit a C-form to Tricia M. McElligott via e-mail at tmmcelligott@seton.org or fax at 512-324-7988 for approval. Visiting students should submit an application through VSAS: https://services.aamc.org/20/vsas/public/school/instID/174 Select UTMB at Galveston as the host institution and indicate you wish to take PSYU 4022 on the application.

Weekly Schedule
  Clinical Activities (please insert estimated schedule here)
   
  Day of Week AM PM
  Monday 8:00AM 5:00PM
  Tuesday 8:00AM 5:00PM
  Wednesday 8:00AM 5:00PM
  Thursday 8:00AM 5:00PM
  Friday 8:00AM 5:00PM
  Saturday
  Sunday
       
  Average number of patients seen per week: 15  
  Call Schedule:   every fourth weekend; home pager call; come to hospital for consult.  

  Research Activities (please insert estimated schedule here)
   
  Activity Hours per Week
  Faculty contact time

  Self-directed study

  Data collection/analysis

  Other


Method of student evaluation
Check all that apply - complete appropriate section(s) only:
1.  Clinical Observation
  A. Where are students observed on this elective?
    Inpatient service   Ambulatory   Surgery   Standardized patients
Patients simulators   Other
  B. Frequency - How often are students observed clinically?
    Daily
  C. Format - What method(s) are used to document the student's clinical performance?
    Daily oral feedback   End of period oral feedback   Written feedback
Other

2.  Oral Presentation
  A. Audience - To whom does the student present?
    Faculty, residents, medical students
  B. Frequency / duration of presentation(s)?
    Daily
  C. Format - What guidelines are set for the student's presentation?
    Clinical case presentations
  D. Assessment - Who assesses the student's presentation performance?
    Self-assessment   Peer assessment   Faculty assessment
  E. Method of content selection
    Current cases  Student-selected topic   Assigned topic

3.  Written Assignment (H&P's, notes, papers, abstracts, etc.)
  A. Frequency of written assignment(s)?
    Based on number of patients seen, but daily
  B. Format - What guidelines are set for the student's written work?
    Patient history, psychiatric assessment and metal status exam. Daily progress notes in SOAP format.
  C. Length of written assignment(s)?
    Abstract   Annotated bibliography   1 - 2 page paper   3+ page paper
  D. Are recent references required?   No    If yes, how are they selected?
   
  E. Method of content selection - e.g. student-selected, relate to cases, etc.?
    content related to type of patient seen
  F. Audience - Who assesses the studentís written performance?
    Peer Assessment     Faculty Assessment     Other

4.  Examination
  Format
    Oral   Written multiple choice   Written essay / short answer   OSCE
Other

5.  Extra Course Activities
  What expectations do you have for the student to demonstrate participation in the elective (e.g. small group activities, seminars, thoughtful questions, providing resources, journal club, resident lecture attendance)?
    Presentations of articles to treatment team; independent presentations of psychiatric topic for staff (i.e. social work, psychiatry staff).

6.  Other Modes of Evaluation
  Please explain below.
    Students are evaluated daily on a 1:1 basis by their attending(s). Students will be evaluated by three attendings. Psychiatric evaluations are independently evaluated by attendings. Presentations to be evaluated by attendings and treatment team.

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