This exciting clerkship site is at the Grand Junction VA
Medical Center where students will feel both “wanted” and “needed”. Students
will see a variety of patients in multiple settings and work closely with
attending psychiatrists and staff.
The psychiatry program, under the direction of Dr. Randal
France, is “full-service” and staffed by excellent and experienced
psychiatrists, psychologists, social workers and nurses who work on inpatient,
outpatient, emergency, and consultation services. Students will have the opportunity to see
patients in the emergency room, admit and then follow their patient(s) on the
small 8-bed inpatient service and perhaps see their patients at their first
outpatient visit after discharge.
Time will be set aside for seminars with attending mental
health staff covering the major topics in psychiatry. Moreover, Grand Junction is an outdoor
person’s paradise with mountain biking (Fruita is close and Moab not too far
away), fishing, hiking, skiing and all the rest within minutes. For more information, please visit www.grandjunction.va.gov.
A public hospital with a diverse and interesting patient population
with well supervised medical student training.
The Circle Program at CMHIP is a fully integrated dual-diagnosis
inpatient treatment program; patients have both an Axis I Mental Illness and
Substance Dependence Diagnosis. Students
work directly with Medical School faculty attendings and staff. Lodging provided.
Do you like variety?
Do you enjoy surprises? Wonder
how hospitals function at all? The
Psychiatry C/L service at CHCO is integral to the day-to-day function of our
hospital, from basic consultation work to helping entire services with
complicated patients and/or families.
Join a truly multidisciplinary team in a tertiary care specialty
children’s hospital (the only one in this swath of the USA, fed by several
states) and join our efforts to evaluate and treat some of the most
complicated, rare, chronic and often very debilitating medical with co-morbid
psychiatric illnesses. Learn new
diseases every week that haven’t made it yet into your medical school
textbooks. We encourage you to jump in
and take as much responsibility as you can.
The more you do, the more you learn, and in between our work on the
inpatient floors of the main hospital, inpatient floors in the psychiatry
department (with our own building!), outpatient med-psych clinic, Strengthen
our Alliance with Families Team (SAFTeam), you will accompany the attending
psychiatrist to administrative meetings where possible, have opportunities (if
you want) to explore some of our super-subspecialties such as the
Neuropsychiatric Special Care Unit, the Eating Disorders Unit, learn how
psychologists and psychiatrists effectively collaborate, and work with everyone
to develop your psychiatry knowledge base.
Interviewing and diagnostic skills are definitely stressed (which will
help you in any medical field), learn treatment options, and blow away your
This is a unique experience for medical students during
their third year clerkship. Our students work closely with psychiatry
attendings and the chief resident at the University Hospital outpatient mental
psychiatry clinic. Our patient population includes complicated medical
patients, individuals seeking psychodynamic psychotherapy, and patients with
severe mental illness. With ample supervision, you will be directly involved in
patient care throughout the day, be fully integrated into the patient intake system,
and be able to follow patients over your rotation. You will also participate in
outpatient groups 1-2 times per week as well as have the opportunity to see
children in our child clinic. You will also attend our weekly psychiatric
intern didactics where you will learn as they do. Come be a member of our team
and see what outpatient psychiatry is all about. All seminars at AMC.
Exciting and unique rotation at world renowned The
Children's Hospital. Outstanding faculty
and child fellows will supervise students who will have a lot of clinical
exposure and appropriate clinical responsibilities. This rotation will be suitable for students
interested in general medical practice, pediatrics an psychiatry. All seminars at AMC.
One of three primary training sites for psychiatric
residents. Treat veterans with a wide
variety of psychiatric illnesses. Work
with residents and staff. Students also work with residents on the Consultation
Service at UH/VA. All seminars at AMC.
Denver Health Medical Center is committed to training the
next generation of physician leaders and to providing care for persons
irrespective of their ability to pay. The adult inpatient psychiatry service at
DHMC cares for a diverse population base in the city and county of Denver, and
anyone else who is passing through town. If a person gets manic on a Greyhound
bus or interrupts a flight at DIA, you can expect to see them on the unit. We
see college students experiencing their first psychotic breaks, mothers
experiencing postpartum depression, and meth addicts experiencing Capgras
syndrome. If you want to see complex, fascinating cases, apply for Denver
On our unit, medical students serve as an integral part of a
multidisciplinary team comprised of psychiatrists, psychologists, nurse
practitioners, social workers, nursing staff, behavioral health technicians,
occupational therapists and other ancillary staff to help provide care for
persons with acute mental distress and illness.
Medical students will work 1:1 with an attending physician
and resident to help evaluate and direct the care of mentally ill patients on
the acute unit of 4 West and the step-down unit of 4 East. Students
develop clinical skills to improve their diagnostic formulations, medical
interviewing and to feel comfortable caring for the mentally ill
population. There are inpatient scholarly activities for all clinicians
and direct supervision on the inpatient unit to ensure students feel supported
at all times.
Students will have a well-rounded and comprehensive
experience of psychiatry including safety assessments, psychopharmacology,
therapy, community mental health care resources, suicide, depression, anxiety,
bipolar, psychosis, substance use, eating disorders, geriatrics, forensics,
personality disorders, co-morbid medical/neurological illnesses, etc. Students
are provided a workspace with storage, computer, phone and desk to help with
their clinical responsibilities. All seminars at AMC.
This is a high turnover 6-bed acute psychiatry service which
serves as a primary access point for patients with acute psychiatric
disorders. Students will become familiar
with management of acute agitation, psychosis, mood disorders, and substance
abuse disorders including acute intoxication and withdrawal. The student will work closely with the
emergency psychiatry attending to stabilize, evaluate, and refer patients
presenting to this service.
Opportunities will be offered to assist with evaluations in the
community with our Mobile Crisis Service.
Also, weekly rounds on the inpatient service will be offered such that
the student may follow patients seen previously in the E.R. All seminars at AMC.
A clerkship at Valor Point will give you an opportunity to
work with homeless veterans at a residential treatment facility. Our facility
is new, having opened in May of 2013. Residents at this facility have an
average length of stay of four months. We utilize a harm-reduction model with
the primary treatment goal of helping the veteran obtain stable housing.
A majority of Valor Point residents struggle with severe substance use
disorders often with significant medical and psychiatric comorbidities. You
will have the opportunity to work closely with an attending psychiatrist and a
treatment team consisting of nurses, psychologists, social workers, a
recreational therapist and peer specialists. You will be part of a
multidisciplinary team that addresses the bio-psycho-social-spiritual treatment
needs of our residents. You will be directly involved in patient care and in
treatment planning. You will also have the option of spending time at our
outreach center, the Denver Community Resource and Referral Center (CRRC)
in the Five-Points neighborhood.
An opportunity to work closely with faculty, residents, and
fellows in a clerkship experience that gives you the chance to really know your
patients. CeDAR is a 30 day residential substance abuse treatment center
located on the UCH Anschutz campus. Our patients have significant medical and
psychiatric comorbididity in addition to their primary substance abuse
diagnoses. You will have the opportunity to be part of a multidisciplinary team
that addresses the bio- psycho-social-spiritual components of addiction. You
will be directly involved in patient care throughout the day, in groups,
individual therapy and medication management sessions, and lectures and other
educational modalities. You will have access to a full gym, a reasonably priced
cafeteria, AND your own office. Come find out why the CeDAR rotation is a
favorite among residents!
Mountain Crest offers an excellent block rotation for
medical students including inpatient and outpatient opportunities. Students
also spend time at Poudre Valley Hospital where they are exposed to emergency
psychiatry and Consultation and Liaison work. Students are closely supervised
by experienced medical school faculty attendings that also provide didactic
seminars for students. In addition, the staff includes psychologists,
psychiatric nurse practitioners, social workers/therapists and an experienced
Mountain Crest is the psychiatric branch of Poudre Valley
Health System (a top 100 hospital for the last 5 years). This
multi-disciplinary hospital is located in Fort Collins, recently named one of
the Best Cities in America by Money Magazine, largely because of its diverse
population, beautiful scenery, great restaurants and the mix of hi-tech
industry and ranching tradition. Here is a link to their website: http://pvhs.org/
Students will feel both “wanted” and “needed” at this new
clerkships site, the Consultation-Liaison and Psychiatric Emergency Services,
at the Denver VA. Students will work closely with faculty attendings and
participate in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with psychiatric,
medical illness and often complex psycho-social issues Students
will be active in the initial and follow-up evaluations and be given multiple
opportunities for supervised “hands-on" learning. This rotation is ideal
for all students, independent of their interest in practicing Psychiatry as a
career, since they will see patients at all ends of the illness spectrum.
Another bonus, students will also spend 2 half days each week working with the
nurses, social workers, and psychiatrist who staff the Psychiatry Emergency
Services, evaluating patients experiencing psychiatric crises. This
will lend itself to many unique experiences. Students will be in an
excellent teaching situation, working with individuals from many mental health
disciplines and gaining supervision from three Psychiatry Attendings and a
Psychiatry Resident, all of whom are motivated to teach students! Time
will be set aside for seminars with Attending mental health staff covering the
major topics in psychiatry. We look forward to working with you!
This 13-bed unit offers inpatient care for children and
adolescents (ages 10-17) with acute emotional/behavioral problems. The unit also provides a school classroom
experience and serves a limited number of adolescents in a “day treatment”
capacity. This teaching facility uses a
“clinical team” model to treat over 500 patients/year with a variety of
psychiatric disorders and a rich mixture of ethnic/cultural diversity. Student work with a psychiatric intern,
resident (child psychiatry “fellow”), and receive supervision from the
attending child psychiatrist. Student
will also have a limited experience with the Denver Health Psychiatric
Emergency Room, psychiatry consult service, and adult outpatient clinic. All seminars at AMC.
The Psychiatric C/L Team provides services to the medical/surgical wards and ICU at Denver Health Medical Center. This team is asked to consult on a broad range of presenting problems, including acute presentations of mental health disorders in the medical setting. Students will work with a team of attendings and residents, and have opportunities to conduct psychiatric evaluations and develop differential diagnoses and treatment plans in a supervised setting. Students will work as members of an interprofessional team, alongside psychologists and physician assistants. Students will also receive exposure to consultation/liaison in the correctional setting. Students will also have ample opportunities for case presentation. C/L work requires developing skills to work effectively in a team setting and navigating medical and psychiatric systems of care.
The UCH C/L Service will provide students with experience in the diagnosis and management of psychiatric illness in a tertiary care facility in settings that range from the ICU, medicine wards, to the ED. Students will play an active role in patient evaluations, formulating mental health treatment recommendations, and navigating the multiple systems that patients with both mental and general medical illnesses encounter. Students will work with a primary psychiatry attending and a psychiatry resident - first observing then leading - initial evaluations and follow-up visits. Additionally, the student will work with a psychiatrically trained nurse and three other experienced C/L psychiatry attendings.
Students on this clerkship have the option of spending one day per week in the PROMISE (Perinatal Resource Offering Mood Integration Services and Evaluation) perinatal psychiatry clinic focusing on integrating OB/GYN and psychiatry. Students will also have the opportunity to participate in pre-organ transplantation psychiatric evaluations.
UCH C/L is a unique practice environment encompassing the integration of medicine and psychiatry. The UCH C/L clerkship offers psychiatric diagnostic experiences, exposure to a variety of mental illness, varied practice settings, and an intensive focus on interviewing skills for students interested in making a valuable contribution to a dynamic multidisciplinary team.