SOM Elective Brochure
 

Electives Type:  Clinical

Elective Title
Acting Internship: Consultation & Liaison Psychiatry
Course Number
PSYU-4062
Duration/Weeks
4 weeks
Prerequisites: Successful completion of Year 3 
      Additional Requirements:
Enrollment within 30 days of course start date requires you submit a C-form to the Psychiatry Undergraduate Education office, 7.104 Rebecca Sealy, for signature approval.
Responsible Faculty Director:
Michael Fuller, M.D.
Other Faculty:
Location to Report on First Day
Rebecca Sealy 3.256 @ 8:00 am
Periods Offered
1-11
NOT including Period 12 (June), including the holiday vacation Period 13 (Dec)
Maximum Enrollment
2

Goals
 Diagnosis, treatment and management of patients on medical, obstetric-gynecological, and surgical wardsand in the emergency room.

Objectives
 By the conclusion of this acting internship, the student will be able to: 1. Recognize, diagnose and manage delirium and dementia syndromes. 2. Determine mental capacity and distinguish this from competence. 3. Recognize, diagnose and treat depression, anxiety and stress syndromes. 4. List contributions to psychiatric disorder made by drugs used for psychiatric conditions. 5. Outline the mecanisms of action of drugs used for psychiatric conditions. 6. Note the distinctive illness profile seen in AIDS patients. 7. Describe the issues aroused by fatal and terminal illnesses for patients, family and staff.

Description of course activities
 Present patients evaluated to faculty. Working directly with faculty this A/I will assume resident like clinical responsibilities to include directly examining patients, formulating a diagnostic impression and treatment plan and presenting that plan to faculty and other team members. Fourth year student will typically evaluate one new consultation per day with directed study to provide more in depth understanding of psychiatric diagnosis and treatment. The experience can be tailored to focus on specific area(s) of interest, especially if the student plans to enter a field of medicine other than psychiatry.

Type of students who would benefit from the course
 Students going into primary care and psychiatry (though psychiatric issues arise in all specialties of medicine).

Weekly Schedule
  Clinical Activities (please insert estimated schedule here)
   
  Day of Week AM PM
  Monday 8 5
  Tuesday 8 5
  Wednesday 8 5
  Thursday 8 5
  Friday 8 5
  Saturday
  Sunday
       
  Average number of patients seen per week: 5-7  
  Call Schedule:   N/A  

  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 and residents/Treatment Team
  B. Frequency / duration of presentation(s)?
    Daily
  C. Format - What guidelines are set for the student's presentation?
    Standard Psychiatric Evaluation
  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)?
    Daily Cases
  B. Format - What guidelines are set for the student's written work?
    Students may complete sections of H&P's that are permissible such as demographic information, past history, ROS, vital signs, and lab results. Students may be asked to leave notes in progress section of chart under direction of psychiatry faculty and residents.
  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.?
    Relate to cases
  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)?
   

6.  Other Modes of Evaluation
  Please explain below.
   

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