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Department of Psychiatry Elective Catalog Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Elective

Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Elective

Preceptors: Mark Abroms, DO, Justin Lewin, MD, and Gabriella Safyer, MD
Course Code: 14-06
Contact clerkship coordinator: Jeffrey Sanchez,
Tel: 646-754-4845

Prerequisites: Psychiatry Clerkship


For students interested in psychiatry, this is an opportunity to gain experience in the psychiatric care of medically complicated patients admitted to medical and surgical services. Students can expect to see a wide range of psychopathology and learn about myriad clinical issues involving the interplay of psychiatry, ethics, medico-legal, end-of-life care, hospital systems and decision-making capacity. The student works with Psychiatry residents, CL fellows, and CL attendings whom have a wide range of clinical expertise including addiction psychiatry, transplant psychiatry, infectious disease, palliative care, and reproductive psychiatry. In addition to the individual supervision, the student participates in regularly scheduled rounds, clinical case conferences, journal club, and consultation-liaison seminars.

Objectives of the Elective

The objective of the elective is to provide the student with a rich clinical experience with academic stimulation. There are ample opportunities for the student to participate in rounds, conduct thorough psychiatric consultations, discuss differential diagnoses, develop treatment plans, and interview patients throughout the general hospital on different services: medicine, surgery, intensive care, virology, etc. Completion of this elective will encourage the student to gain confidence and autonomy in caring for patients in preparation for intern year.

Key Responsibilities of the student while on Elective

  1. Participate in walk rounds, morning team rounds, weekly conferences, consultation-liaison journal club, departmental grand rounds.
  2. Diagnose a wide range of psychopathology in medical patients admitted to all medical and surgical services throughout the hospital.
  3. Attendance at rounds on different services primary care, dialysis, AIDS.
  4. Complete and accurate documentation of clinical encounters, including initial and follow-up evaluations.

Didactic Program

The student participates by participating in a large number of consultations daily with residents, fellows and attendings. The student is also included in a variety of services and will have an opportunity to attend PGY-2 lectures. There are also weekly didactics on the service, depending on the site.

Method of Evaluation

Students are assessed on their motivation, attitude, professionalism, knowledge and skills appropriate for their level of training, as well as presenting, documentation and discussion of cases.

Scheduling Information

Months offered: All year
Report to: Bellevue Hospital (BH), H building, 20 West Suite
NYULMC: HCC Building, 10th Floor, Suite 1001
Number of Students: 1-2
Duration: 4 weeks