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Department: MEPSY-Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Course: 547-Outpatient Community Clinic Psychiatry & Psychotherapy

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Course Faculty:
Elective Location:
Periods Elective offered: Qtr: 1,2,3,4
Min. Number of Students:Max: 2
Course Level: Clinical Elective: Counts toward 32-credit graduation requirement
Credit: 8
Pre-requisites: Completion of the Psychiatry core
Visiting Student Elective: Yes
Open to International Students: Yes
Grading: Pass/Fail Only
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 is designed to expose medical students to Putpatient Community Based Psychiatry and exposure to support group psychotherapy/counseling, since most core psychiatic 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 wehre residents and faculty present and discuss outpatient psychiatric assessments and management plans. The elective also offers the opportunity for students to follwo patients overtime in psychotherapy or pharmacotherapy, an experience seldom afforded them in their medical edcuation.
Evaluation Methods
When and Where to report on first day of service:
For additional information regarding this elective contact:
Contact Name: JaQue Vickers
Contact Phone: 713-798-3876
Contact Fax: 713-798-8366
Contact Location: 6655 Travis, #500
Address: MS: BCM 350
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