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Department of Psychiatry Elective Catalog Psychiatric Education & Publication Elective

Psychiatric Education & Publication Elective

Preceptor: Benjamin Sadock, M.D.
Course Code: 14-01
Contact clerkship coordinator: Jeffrey Sanchez,
Tel: (646) 754-4845

Prerequisites: Any One-Core Clerkship


For students interested in academic psychiatry, writing or publishing, this elective offers the opportunity to develop cognitive skills in clinical psychiatry and behavioral sciences as well as the opportunity to participate in the preparation standard textbooks in the field: The Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry, Synopsis of Psychiatry,. The student's experience will be augmented by individual tutorials held weekly.

Objectives of the Elective

The student can choose one or several objectives:

  1. Conduct reviews of the literature on clinical or educational issues relating to the teaching of psychiatry
  2. Analyze the role of doctor as portrayed in the media
  3. Study medical student characteristics including stress, study habits, choice of career and
  4. Learn the art of medical publishing from writing and editing manuscripts to the final stages of galley and page proof.

Key Responsibilities of the student while on Elective

The student is responsible for gathering data in the area of his or her choice and developing a thesis to pursue and study.

Didactic Program

The program is conducted as a tutorial in which the chosen area of study is examined and discussed.

Method of Evaluation

Students evaluate themselves based upon their own expectations and performance with the advice of Dr. Sadock.

Scheduling Information

Months Offered: All Year except Jun-Aug
Report To: Bellevue Hospital 20N11
Students Per Period: 1
Duration: 4 Weeks