Welcome to the Psychiatry Clerkship!
Welcome to the Junior Psychiatry Clerkship! This rotation in psychiatry actively involves
the student in a variety of psychiatric services and provides a general overview to
the experiences and knowledge that will form the basis for your clinical skills in
psychiatric diagnosis and therapeutics. We hope you will enjoy the time you share
with us, learn a lot, and develop a better appreciation for the impact of mental illness
(those with mental illnesses are a medically underserved population) on patient health,
need for medical care and quality of life. That appreciation can inform and improve
the care you provide to all patients, regardless of your specialty.
Introduction and Overview
During the clerkship, the student will be exposed to various inpatient settings, a consultation-liaison psychiatric service, and provisionally an outpatient opioid treatment program. The rotation sites provided are at Woodridge Psychiatric Hospital (Spruce and Willow Units), Veterans Affairs Medical Center (E2 and Consultation-Liaison), and Overmountain Recovery (an outpatient opioid treatment program that provides methadone, individual, and group psychotherapy).