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Adult Inpatient Psychiatry Elective

Director: Lawrence Peters, MD, PhD

Location:  Baystate Medical Center, 759 Chestnut Street, Springfield, MA

Goals

Working directly with an attending psychiatrist, the student will function as an integral member of the treatment team on the Adult Inpatient Hospital Unit.

Objectives

The student will...

  • perform the initial psychiatric evaluation on a patient.
  • develop skills in individualized psychotherapy and family therapy.
  • understand the use of psychopharmacologic agents.
  • set individualized goals to help the student maximize his/her learning experience.
  • meet regularly with the treatment team attending psychiatrist to discuss student's progression.

Course Number

PSY401-BA-O

Duration

4 weeks

Hours per Week

40

Night Call/Weekends

No/No

Capacity

1 student per Block

Alternate Dates
Available

Yes, at discretion of
The Director

Transportation
Required

No

On-Campus Housing

Available on a first-come, first-served basis

Prerequisite: Successful completion of Medicine and Psychiatry Clerkships.

If you would like to apply for this elective, please refer to Application Process.