Elective & Sub Internship Program
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Department: MEPSY-Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Course: 544-Outpatient Psychiatry VA Trauma Recovery Program
Track:

Course Coordinator: Dr. Ali Abbas Asghar-Ali
Course Faculty:
Elective Location: VAMC
Periods Elective offered: Qtr: 1,2,3,4
Min. Number of Students:Max: 1
Course Level: Clinical Elective: Counts toward 32-credit graduation requirement
Credit: 8
Pre-requisites: Completion of 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: 0
Night Call: 0 Inpatient consultations: 0
Number on-call nights: 0 Outpatient clinics: 0
Weekends: 0 Surgery: 0
    Laboratory 0
  Didactic: 0
  Other: 0
Statement of Goals:
This elective will be based in the outpatient setting at The Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center (MEDVAMC)and it is designed to expose medical students to Outpatient Psychiatry and Psychotherapy. At MEDVAMC 4,000 health care professionals provide high quality care to our Veterans. This large VA Medical Center operates one of the largest VA residency programs in 40 sub-specialties. Each academic year, almost 2,000 students are trained through 144 affiliation agreements. The center serves over 130,000 veterans in Southeast Texas with over 800,000 visits per year. The elective educational experience focuses on treating male and female veterans with mood and other anxiety disorders. This elective provides students with extensive experience in evaluating and treating patients in the outpatient setting and provides an opportunity for students to get exposed to unique evidence based treatment modalities such as cognitive processing psychotherapy and dialectical behavior therapy.
Learning Activities
The elective educational experience focuses on treating male and female veterans with mood and other anxiety disorders. This elective provides students with extensive experience in evaluating and treating patients in the outpatient setting and provides an opportunity for students to get exposed to unique evidence based treatment modalities such as cognitive processing psychotherapy and dialectical behavior therapy.
Evaluation Methods
One on one faculty evaluation based on patient interview and therapy skills incorporating feedback from other clinicians, students presentations and write-ups.
When and Where to report on first day of service:
Michael E. DeBakey VA Medical Center General Mental Health
For additional information regarding this elective contact:
Contact Name: JaQue' Vickers
Contact Phone: 713-798-3876
Contact Fax: 713-798-7984
Contact Location: Baylor College of Medicine
Address:
Email: jaque.vickers@bcm.edu
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