Education : Undergraduate Medical Education

Undergraduate Medical Education

The Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences’ Undergraduate Medical education program encompasses all four years of medical school. We coordinate and teach in an integrated evidence-based curriculum in the first year of the medical school curriculum, the Neurosciences Module that is an organ-based integrated basic sciences and clinical course.

During both first and second years, the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences is charged with coordinating a section of the Doctoring course, Behavioral Aspects of Special Populations. Lectures, small groups, clinical vignettes or panels conducted under this theme include:

• Women’s Health
• Domestic Violence
• Children’s Mental Health
• International Health
• Cultural Competence
• Human Sexuality
• Poverty
• Behavioral Medicine

During their third year, students perform clinical clerkships through inpatient and outpatient units. The duration of the clerkship is six weeks. Inpatient rotations include child psychiatry, adult units, dual diagnosis (substance abuse and psychiatry). Outpatient includes child outpatient and the crisis emergency room. Students have approximately twenty-four hours of lecture time, six hours of grand rounds and six hours of case presentations all presented by the faculty.

During their fourth year, senior medical students may take several elective rotations in any of our services. The electives take place in the psychiatric emergency room, child inpatient or outpatient unit, consult liaison, outpatient clinic, or inpatient units.

For additional information, please call 305-243-3075 .