PS503M.1

Advanced Adult Psychiatry

Sites: BIDMC
Director(s): Katharyn Atkins, Jennifer Batel, Marta Herschkopf, Marisol Segundo
Prerequisites: HMS Principal Clinical Experience (Core Clinical Clerkships) or equivalent; prior approval of course director required.
Offered: Full time for one month. Except July.
Location: BIDMCE - BI-Deaconess Med Ctr-East (1)
Open to Exclerks: US/Canadian
Description: Students may add themselves to the waiting list for this course during add/drop periods but not during lottery periods. Please contact Dr. Marta Herschkopf, mherschk@bidmc.harvard.edu, for approval to enroll. This course offers the student an opportunity to supplement the Core Clerkship in Psychiatry by extended exposure to either the inpatient psychiatric unit at BIDMC (Deaconess 4) or the consultation-liaison service (with potential for a focus on emergency room psychiatry). In addition to patient care responsibilities, students have the option to participate in Harvard-BIDMC Psychiatry PGY-II residency didactics. Clinical instruction will be from attendings and chief residents in the Harvard Longwood Psychiatry Residency Training Program, and the student may be paired as well with PGY-I and -II residents. Night call is optional but may include emergency room shifts from 6-10pm Monday-Thursday.
Incorporation of Basic Science Content and Evidence-Based Medicine:
Attendings and didactic instructors are expected to teach best-practice recommendations regarding the various psychiatric disorders likely to be encountered by students in this course.
Grade Criteria:
Honors with Distinction: Performance exceeding expected level; excellent or outstanding clinical skills, presentations, write-ups, and fund of knowledge; outstanding reliability, motivation, and initiative; overall performance would merit recommendation enthusiastic recommendation to a leading residency training program. Honors: Consistently solid work which in some areas is very good to outstanding; very good clinical skills, presentations, write-ups, and fund of knowledge; very good reliability, motivation, and initiative; would be regarded as an above average candidate for a residency training program. Satisfactory: Consistently competent work at a level expectable for a fourth year student; adequate clinical skills, presentations, write-ups, and fund of knowledge; adequate reliability, motivation, and initiative; would be regarded as an average candidate for a residency training program. Unsatisfactory: Significant deficits in clinical skills, presentations, write-ups, and/or fund of knowledge; below average reliability, motivation, and initiative; would be considered a poor candidate for a residency training program.