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Electives - Psychiatric Medicine, Behavioral Medicine & Psychiatry
ACE in Clinical Psychiatry - Acute Inpatient Unit - Western State Hospital
Elective Number: (Oasis E70h) 2717
Rotation Supervisor: Dr. Barbara Haskins Barbara.Haskins@dbhds.virginia.gov
Coordinator: Karen Cale; 540-332-8634
Duration: Maximum 6 weeks, Minimum 4 weeks
Available: Rotations 1-12 SMD18
Report to: Dr. Haskins
Time to Report: 8:15 am
Place to Report: Western State Hospital lobby
Typical day: 8:15 am - 5:00 pm
Attendance: A student may not take time off during an ACE.
Attendance at elective activities is mandatory.
Number of students per rotation: 1/2
Course Description: This elective affords senior students the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of clinical management of acute psychiatric inpatients. Students will be active members of a treatment team caring for acute civil and forensic coed inpatients. They will enrich their formulation, diagnostic, pyschopharmacologic and psychdynamic skills
Students will participate in daily treatment care of patients. They will also take primary responsibility for following select patients, under the supervision of ward attendings. They will participate in psychopharmacology rounds, treatment planning, family meetings and group therapy. They may lead select groups during their elective.
Additionally, students will have intensive supervision and didactics in psychodynamic theory. They will develop and present a case conference on a slected patient during this rotation. Students will participate in seeing new admissions in the admitting office, and will attend daily lectures and weekely Grand Rounds.