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Department: MEPSY-Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Course: 501-Externship in Psychiatry
Track:

Course Coordinator: Dr. Kristin Kassaw
Course Faculty: Dr. Kristin Kassaw
Elective Location:
Periods Elective offered:
Min. Number of Students:Max: 10
Course Level: Clinical Elective: Counts toward 32-credit graduation requirement
Credit: 8
Pre-requisites: Psychiatry core
Visiting Student Elective: Yes
Open to International Students: Yes
Grading: H,HP, P, MP, F Narrative Evaluation
Faculty Approval: Yes

Time Commitment Percentage of time expected
Regular Hours (Mon-Fri): Inpatient Ward:
Night Call: Inpatient consultations:
Number on-call nights: Outpatient clinics:
Weekends: Surgery:
    Laboratory
  Didactic:
  Other:
Statement of Goals:
This elective assignment may occur at any of the Baylor affiliated institutions, other facilities in the Texas Medical Center, other United States medical centers, or international medical schools. The specific assignment is tailored to the individual student's interest and must be arranged by the student. Most commonly students seek the opportunity to advance their knowledge of psychiatry with a more in-depth clinical experience. Therefore, they generally are given increased clinical responsibilities and decision-making opportunities as compared to the Psychiatry core clerkship.
Learning Activities
Students usually see a large number and variety of psychiatric patients in several settings and should improve their abilities and confidence to do psychiatric assessments, diagnostic formulations, and treatment planning. Students attend weekly Grand Rounds, conferences, and core clerkship or resident lectures relevant to a student's interest. Students also participate in daily patient rounds and ward/staff/team meetings. Common presenting problems vary depending on the clinical sites chosen, but will likely include schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, major depression, anxiety disorders, substance abuse, and psychiatric problems secondary to medical illnesses.
Evaluation Methods
When and Where to report on first day of service:
For additional information regarding this elective contact:
Contact Name: Mary Reyes
Contact Phone: 713-798-3876
Contact Fax: 713-798-8366
Contact Location: 6655 Travis #500
Address: MS 350
Email: marysr@bcm.tmc.edu
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