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Department of Psychiatry Elective Catalog Neuropsychiatry/Behavioral Neurology Elective

Neuropsychiatry/Behavioral Neurology Elective

Preceptor: Siddhartha Nadkarni, M.D.
Course Code: 14-28
Contact clerkship coordinator: Jeffrey Sanchez,
Tel: (646) 754-4845

Prerequisites: Core clerkships in Psychiatry and Neurology

Description of the Elective

The student will rotate through several different clinics that offer clinical and supervisory experience in areas of neurpsychiatry. These will include, but not be limited to the epilepsy clinic, the behavioral neurology clinic, and the adult ADHD clinic. In addition, the elective student will spend time in the psychiatric emergency room of Bellevue Hospital, will attend regularly scheduled neurology and psychiatry lectures, and may arrange to obseerve neuropsychological testing, including WADA testing.

Objectives of the Elective

  • The student will strengthen and consolidate clinical skills of psychiatry and neurology by working in clinical settings that require knowledge of both.
  • The student will better understand the separate but overlapping domains of psychiatry and neurology.

Key Responsibilities of the student while on the Elective

In the clinics and the emergency room, the student will evaluate patients under the supervision of an attending or resident, and will present patients to the attending or at team conferences. He or she may be asked to write chart notes and case summaries, which will be read and approved by an attending or resident.

Didactic Program

  • Supervision, and discussion of assigned readings with the elective preceptor.
  • Attendance at the PGY-II psychiatry lectures.
  • Attendance and participation at the medical student neurology lectures.
  • Attendance at psychiatry and neurology grand rounds.

Method of the Evalution

Summary qualitative assessment by the elective preceptor, based on evaluations of the various clinical services through which the student has rotated.

Scheduling Information

Months offered: All year
Report to: 223 East 34th St 1st floor
Students per period: maximum 2
Duration: 4 weeks