Duration: 2-4 week rotation
Course Offered: Throughout the year
Rotation Overview: Psychiatry
Each medical student will have the opportunity to work directly with attending physicians in the Department of Geriatric Psychiatry, as well as General Psychiatry. The rotation consists of rounds and duties, which include daily multidisciplinary treatment team participation, on both the inpatient Geriatric Psychiatry Unit as well as the inpatient General Psychiatry Unit. The student will rotate through Emergency Psychiatry as an extension of Spartanburg Regional’s Emergency Medicine Department where he/she will work with the attending physician and psychiatric liaison to provide consultative services. Students will spend time in the sub-specialty of Psychosomatic Medicine while gaining expertise in hospital psychiatric consultative services throughout the month. Students will rotate in the outpatient service with a focus on outpatient medication management as well as psychotherapy, where they will have the benefit of working with licensed psychologists.
Education Objectives: Psychiatry
Students will be able grasp the concept of the initial psychiatric assessment and develop appropriate differential diagnoses. Students should acquire basic principles of psychopharmacology and know how to further develop appropriate physician-patient rapport. Students will understand the mind-body connection. Students will develop their skills in presentations and working with families during extremely difficult situations.
Students Report To:
Medical Student Coordinator