Psychiatry Clerkship Objectives
To demonstrate knowledge of psychiatry and the ability to apply this knowledge in compiling an appropriate differential diagnosis, making a diagnosis, and proposing treatment options
To work as part of a treatment team in the care of patients with psychiatric illnesses.
To perform a diagnostic evaluation/risk assessment to determine the need for in-patient admission or out-patient treatment; To (re)-assess as part of the initial in-patient History and Physical; To do a complete history including substance history, social history; To monitor patientís progress during in-patient or out-patient treatment; To assess patientís ability to give informed consent; To perform a Mental Status Exam and a Mini-Mental Status Exam
Diagnostic evaluations/risk assessment in the ER, out-patient, or other clinical settings In-patient History & Physicals; In-patient daily notes to monitor the patientís status and the ongoing treatment plan Out-patient notes to monitor the patientís status and the ongoing treatment plan Assessment of informed consent situations
To contribute to the optimal efficiency of the treatment team in coordinating and carrying out the treatment plan
Interpersonal & Communication Skills
To communicate clinical information clearly:
Practice Based Learning & Lifelong Learning/Improvement
To demonstrate commitment to continuous improvement in knowledge and clinical skills
To demonstrate awareness of ongoing professionalism issues that occur in the everyday practice of medicine. This includes:
Systems Based Practice Social and Community Context of Healthcare
To demonstrate an ability to effectively call on health care system resources to provide care that is of optimal value.
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