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Department of Psychiatry Elective Catalog Inpatient Psychiatry Elective

Inpatient Psychiatry Elective

Preceptor: Molly Poag, MD
Course Code: 14-25
Contact clerkship coordinator: Jeffrey Sanchez,
Tel: 646-754-4845

Prerequisites: Psychiatry Clerkship


Students gain an increased knowledge of psychopathology, psychiatric diagnosis, and psychotherapeutics, and experience the evaluation and management of psychiatric inpatients representing a broad range of psychiatric disturbances. This elective can be done at Tisch Hospital (HCC-10) and a number of the Bellevue Inpatient Units.

Key Responsibilities of the student while on Elective

Students serve as primary clinicians and therapists in evaluating newly admitted patients, formulating a differential diagnosis prescribing treatment and monitoring progress. Students are responsible for both the physical and psychiatric health of patients they are assigned. For students who have completed a core clerkship in psychiatry, this elective will be at the level of a Sub-Internship.

Didactic Program

Elective students participate in all ward teaching activities including weekly case conferences in addition they are invited to attend all psychiatry clerkship lectures and seminars, and the second year psychiatry residents' lecture series. They will also attend weekly Psychiatry Grand Rounds.

Method of Evaluation

Students are evaluated on the basis of their day to day care of patients and daily clinical supervision by residents and attending staff.

Scheduling Information

Months offered: All year
Report to: Bellevue Hospital 20N11
Students per period: 1 per inpatient service
Duration: 4 weeks