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Electives - Psychiatric Medicine, Behavioral Medicine & Psychiatry
Consultation/Emergency Psychiatry at Salem
Elective Number: 2719 (arranged)
Rotation Supervisor: Drs. J. Randy Wickham, Arvin Bhandari & Geoffrey Bader
Coordinator: Linda Ferguson-Saunders; 540-982-2463 x 1652
Duration: 4 weeks
Available: all Rotations
A pager is required and will be supplied by the department.
Report to: Linda Ferguson-Saunders
Time to Report: 7:00 am
Place to Report: Building 11, Room 113
Typical day: 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
Attendance: Attendance at elective activities is mandatory.
Number of students per rotation: 1
Course Description: This elective will provide an excellent experience for medical students in the diagnosis, assessment and management of psychiatric patients seen through consult/liaison team and emergency psychiatric services.
Emphasis will be placed on the comorbidity of medical and psychiatric factors which result in neuropsychiatric disorders. Students will have the opportunity to provide psychiatric consultation and liaison services to acute medical, surgical, and geriatric inpatient units. Each student will be closely supervised an attending psychiatrist. This consultation/liaison service provides approximately 15 new consultations each week. Students will also have the opportunity to evaluate emergency psychiatric conditions in patients presenting to the medical emergency room. Close supervision will be provided by an attending psychiatrist for each case.