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Department: MEPSY-Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Course: 528-Outpatient Psychiatry
Track:

Course Coordinator: Dr. Kristin Kassaw
Course Faculty: Dr. Kristin Kassaw
Elective Location:
Periods Elective offered:
Min. Number of Students:Max: 3
Course Level: Clinical Elective: Counts toward 32-credit graduation requirement
Credit: 8
Pre-requisites: Psychiatry core
Visiting Student Elective: No
Open to International Students: No
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 is designed to expose medical students to Outpatient Psychiatry, since most core psychiatric training involves Emergency, Consultation/Liaison, or Inpatient Psychiatry only. This elective provides students with extensive experience in evaluating and treating patients in various outpatient settings.
Learning Activities
Teaching focuses on improving student's skills in evaluation of and treatment planning for psychiatric outpatients. Students experience firsthand the efficacies of outpatient pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy. Students receive immediate feedback and supervision of interviewing and patient care skills. Students participate in several case conferences where residents and faculty present and discuss outpatient psychiatric assessments and management plans. The elective also offers the opportunity for students to follow patients over time in psychotherapy or pharmacotherapy, an experience seldom afforded them in their medical education.
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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