Nov 29, 2020  
2018-2019 Academic Bulletin (Catalog) (Jan 2019 Ed) 
    
2018-2019 Academic Bulletin (Catalog) (Jan 2019 Ed) [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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PSY 40100 - Junior Internship in Adult Psychiatry


Cr Hrs: 6
Session Length: 4 weeks

This is a face to face clinical rotation receiving 6 credit hours. The student will function as a junior intern with increased autonomy in patient care and must demonstrate competency in all of the Entrustable Professional Activities required for graduation. The students are to assume care of psychiatric patients that is commensurate with the level of training of a beginning Intern. Consolidate and apply knowledge (differential dx and treatment of mental disorders), acquired during the M-2 Integrated Psychopathology/ Psychopharmacology Course, and the M-3 Clerkship. Students will refine skills in case work- up, presentation, and in recommending management options. The student will work as an integral member of the team. The student will establish rapport with patients, families, and colleagues while also observing appropriate professional boundaries and etiquette. The student will learn about the Mental Health system, as well as community resources. The student will have responsibility for 4-6 patients per week depending on census. Students will do the initial workup and present their findings to their Attendings and/or residents. Students will take ownership of their patients, but maintain close supervision. Daily team meetings; other teaching conferences as available on each site. The residents are taking call only from home; students will not be assigned to night call. However, students are welcome to join faculty and on-site staff for emergency triage and evaluation activities, if available. Weekend duties (rounds) will be determined by the individual sites.

Grade Mode: Standard
Max per section: 1
Instructional Method: Clinical-Required Selective
Location offered: Memphis
Hospital: Memphis Mental Health Institute (MMHI)
Prerequisites: Completion of 5 CORE Clerkships inclusive of PSY-30000

Term offered: Spring/Fall

Fall - Instructor of Record: Jyotsna Ranga - jranga@uthsc.edu
Spring - Instructor of Record: Jyotsna Ranga - jranga@uthsc.edu
Course Coordinator: Terika Miller - tmille20@uthsc.edu - 901-448-4561

Website: https://www.uthsc.edu/Medicine/medicaleducation/clerkships/descriptions/psychiatry.php
Prior Authorization: Yes
Blocks Not Offered: None
Off-cycle timing allowed: No
Deadline for Excused Absence: Thirty days before start of elective/rotation
Deadline for Cancellation: Thirty days before start of elective/rotation
Overnight Call and/or Float: No
Time off for interviews: No



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