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Psychiatry (M85)  (Dept. Info)Medicine  (Policies)YR2024

M85 Psych 836Inpatient Psychiatry (Clinical Elective)4.0 Units
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Desc:Location: Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Elective contacts: Cindy Bander, banderc@wustl.edu; Kellie Midkiff, kelliem@wustl.edu
Rotation length: 4 weeks only
Enrollment limit per block: 1

M85 Psych 844Forensic Psychiatry (Non-Clinical Elective)4.0 Units
Description:The medical student will be actively involved in many aspects of forensic psychiatry including civil litigation, workman's compensation, malpractice, civil commitment, and guardianship. There may be opportunities to be involved in criminal forensic issues. The rotation is primarily self-directed but the student will work with several faculty within the Department of Psychiatry and will meet with the Course Director a minimum of two hours per week. They will also work with The City of St Louis Probate Court and shadow at the St. Louis Psychiatric Rehabilitation Center, a nearby forensic hospital. The student will also be assigned readings of landmark cases, textbooks, psychiatric expert opinions, legal filing with the probate court and attend civil hearings. The student will learn relevant criminal statutes regarding competency and civil commitment, causation in civil litigation, the concept of medical malpractice and risk assessment of violence and suicide. There may be the opportunity to witness sexually violent predator evaluations and/or treatment. The student will be required to research and write an opinion on a specific approved topic in forensic psychiatry. The objectives will be measured by attendance and by formal evaluation of the student's participation and knowledge during the supervision discussion. It will also be determined by the originality, thoroughness, and quality of the research paper.
Attributes:MedVISP, WUSMEC
Instruction Type:Internship/Practicum Grade Options:P Fees:
Course Type:HomeSame As:N/AFrequency:None / History
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Desc:Location: Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Elective contacts: Cindy Bander, banderc@wustl.edu; Kellie Midkiff, kelliem@wustl.edu
Rotation length: 4 weeks only
Enrollment limit per block: 1
Reporting information: Report to Barnes-Jewish Hospital, West Pavilion, Suite 15340, at 9:00 am on the first day.

M85 Psych 880Schizophrenia Precursors and Prodromal States (Clinical Elective)Var. Units (max = 4.0)
Description:This is an opportunity for trainees to gain knowledge and experience related to evaluation of children and adolescents who may be at high risk for schizophrenia or other psychotic disorders. This is MAINLY A READING ELECTIVE. Students are required to READ SCIENTIFIC ARTICLES related to the topic of the elective and WRITE A BRIEF PAPER reviewing existing literature on a related sub-topic. Readings and progress in writing the paper will be discussed with Dr. Reiersen at least once per week. There may also be opportunity to see about 1-2 patients per week through Dr. Reiersen's "First Contact Assessment Service," an outpatient consultation clinic which evaluates patients with characteristics suggestive of prodromal schizophrenia (such as new-onset attenuated psychotic symptoms along with recent deterioration in functioning) and/or early life characteristics that may indicate risk for developing schizophrenia later in life (for example, nonspecific neurodevelopmental and social/emotional/behavioral symptoms in a child/adolescent with a strong family history of schizophrenia, or a genetic disorder that is known to increase the risk for psychosis). Since the full symptoms of schizophrenia are often preceded by a wide range of childhood behavioral and developmental abnormalities, this rotation helps trainees integrate information regarding the continuity between childhood development and adult psychopathology. There may be opportunities to learn how to administer and score specialized assessments (interviews, questionnaires, neurological soft signs exams). Students may also have opportunities to participate in case discussions and observe follow-up consultations involving patients with psychotic and/or complex neurodevelopmental disorders.

Students need to be aware that the amount of direct clinical care of patients is usually not more than one half-day per week. Additional direct clinical care opportunities related to child & adolescent psychiatry may sometimes be available for interested students, but this is not guaranteed.

Student time distribution: Clinical 10%; Conferences/Lectures/Reading 90%; Subspecialty Care 100%
Patients seen weekly: Two, possibly more during summer months
On call/weekend responsibility: None
Attributes:MedVISP, WUSMEC
Instruction Type:Internship/Practicum Grade Options:P Fees:
Course Type:HomeSame As:N/AFrequency:None / History
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Desc:Location: Washington University Child Psychiatry Clinic (4444 Forest Park, Suite 2600)
Elective contact: Saundra Streibig sstreibi@wustl.edu
Rotation length: 2 or 4 weeks
Enrollment limit per block: 1

M85 Psych 889Interventional Psychiatry (Clinical Elective)Var. Units (max = 4.0)
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Desc:Location: Barnes-Jewish Hospital
Elective contact: Kellie Midkiff, kelliem@wustl.edu
Rotation length: 2 or 4 weeks
Enrollment limit per block: 1

M85 Psych 910Psychiatry Advanced Clinical Rotation (ACR)4.0 Units
Description:This is an advanced rotation that provides the students with an opportunity to expand their knowledge of inpatient clinical psychiatry by functioning as interns. While rotating through the inpatient psychiatry units on the main campus, students will encounter patients with a variety of severe psychiatric illnesses that are oftentimes complicated by various medical comorbidities requiring consultation services. Students will work on patient care teams with a PGY-1, and an attending psychiatrist. Students attend all staffing and teaching conferences given to first-year psychiatry residents and are responsible for the assessment and management of acute psychiatric patients. This includes writing notes, entering orders, and updating the handoff list. The students will also complete one week of night-float with a PGY-1, and shadow a PGY-2 in the Emergency Department's behavioral health unit.

Immediate supervision is provided by the inpatient attending, senior resident, and intern on the service. Teaching emphasis is directed toward psychiatric diagnosis, appropriate use of psychopharmacologic agents, psychotherapeutic intervention, the use of community resources and pursuit of the psychiatric scientific literature.

Student time distribution: Inpatient 90%; Conferences/Lectures 10%
Patients seen weekly: 5-15
On-call/weekend responsibility: The "day" team is on call every 5th night. The student is responsible for seeing their patients on 1 weekend day / week (Saturday by default unless your team is on call Sunday). The student will be responsible for one week of night float during the rotation, which will include overnight call.
Attributes:MedVSEC, WUSMAC, WUSMEC
Instruction Type:Internship/Practicum Grade Options:P Fees:
Course Type:HomeSame As:N/AFrequency:None / History
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Desc:Location: Barnes-Jewish Hospital, Psychiatric Care at Delmar Center (PCDC)
Elective contact: Kellie Midkiff, kelliem@wustl.edu
Rotation length: 4 weeks only
Enrollment limit per block: 4
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