ELECT EPSYB - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Director(s): Julie Fore, M.D.
Katie Smith, M.D.
Administrative Contact: Christy Hay
Duration: 4 Weeks
Location: Brentwood Hospital
Maximum Number of Students: 1
Minimum Number of Students: 1
Elective Offered During Blocks: All
Course Code: EPSYB
NOTE: Students will need to complete an orientation at Brentwood Hospital prior to starting their rotation. Students must contact Shelley Pate firstname.lastname@example.org 3-4 weeks prior to starting the rotation to obtain information about orientation. A letter of good standing from the Registrar’s Office will be needed for the course.
Goals and Objectives:
The student will be exposed to some of the information about child development and child and adolescent psychopathology. Attempts will be made to offer both verbal and written sources of learning in these areas. In addition to the didactic exposure, the student will have the opportunity to observe and then perform interviews with families, children and adolescents. These interviews may then be followed up with subsequent visits by the student in order to get some mini-exposure to continued evaluation. Along with learning evaluations and interview techniques, the student will have the opportunity to observe adolescent group therapy process at Brentwood Hospital. The student will be under direct faculty supervision.
No more than 3 days during the 4 week rotation can be taken for interviews unless approved in advance by director. ANY absences in excess of 3 days will be required to be made up before the evaluation will be completed and turned in.
Resources for Learning:
The student will participate in the evaluation and treatment of at least one patient daily. The student will follow a minimum of 3 patients weekly during the course of the selective. The student will have individual supervision weekly. Faculty will observe at least one patient interview during the rotation.
Participating Faculty: Katie Smith, MD
Texts: 1. Synopsis of Psychiatry, 12th Edition, Kaplan and Sadock
2. Lewis’s Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: A Comprehensive Textbook
3. Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th Edition (DSM-5)
Hands-on Experience: hospital Computer Assisted Instruction: on-line Directed Readings: y
Self-Directed Learning: y
Specific Duties of Senior Students:
- Students will participate in patients’ interviews on initial (new patient) and follow up clinic visits under faculty and resident supervision.
- Students will improve medical and psychiatric history skills, physical exam, and mental status exam skills
- Students will learn to adapt the history, physical exam, and mental status exam to what is needed for different patients.
- General medical and psychiatric knowledge and disease-specific information for common and major medical and psychiatric problems will be gained through conferences, seminars, and self-directed learning modalities.
- Students will learn about aspects of preventative medical and psychiatric care
- Students will learn documentation requirements.