Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Sites: CHMC
Director(s): Ryan O'Connor, Katherine O'Donnell
Prerequisites: HMS Principal Clinical Experience (Core Clinical Clerkships) or equivalent
Offered: Full time for one month. Not offered December.
Location: CHMC - Children's Hosp Medical Center (7)
Open to Exclerks: No (HMS only)
Description: The Child and Adolescent Psychiatry elective is a four week clinical experience on the Inpatient Psychiatry Service, the Pediatric Psychiatry Consultation Service and in the Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic. There is direct supervision of clinical work by faculty attendings and senior house staff. Elective students attend classes in the core Child & Adolescent Psychiatry seminar series of the Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Training Program. Performance evaluation includes direct observation of patient care, participation in seminars, review of documentation, critique of a clinical case report, the preparation and presentation of a literature review on a selected topic and the demonstration of learing and clinical skills acquisition over the course of the elective.
Incorporation of Basic Science Content and Evidence-Based Medicine:
Literature searches and application of knowledge to current clinical cases. Participation in a seminar series using articles to cover core topic areas. The use of clinical rating instruments to gather and organize data to evaluate treatment effectiveness.
Grade Criteria:
Honors with Distinction: Performance level exceeding expectations in all areas compared to most students at current level of education and training. Student consistently excels at clinical interventions demonstrating mastery of advanced concepts and skills. Honors: Performance level exceeding expectations in most areas for current level of education and training. Demonstration of significant acquisition of concepts and skills that support current practice at a house officer level. Satisfactory: Performance level meeting expectations in all areas for current level of education and training. Student completes assignments and delivers care in a safe and reliable manner that demonstrates readiness for further learning. Unsatisfactory: Performance level that does not meet expectations for current level of training and education. Student does not complete assignments, does not demonstrate acquisition of knowledge or skills needed for further learning, evidence of unsafe clinical practice and need for remediation.