Psychiatry

PSYCHIATRY:

Adult Psychiatry

Adolescent Psychiatry

and Research

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300.0 Psychosomatic Medicine

Instructor: Jeanne Horner, M.D.

Location: Boston Medical Center (B-410) or Solomon Carter Fuller (Room 501)

Contact: Caroline Mulligan
Telephone: 617  414-7511   Email: carolinm@bu.edu

Number of Students: One
Period to be offered: Four-Eight week block

Description of Elective:

This four or eight week elective in Psychosomatic Medicine, located on the East Newton Campus with Dr. Horner is a core training site for the residency program and the psychosomatic fellowship program. This course offers a consultation-liaison experience, with a focus on clinical work designed to enhance student’s ability to understand and appreciate the psychosocial aspects of medical illness. Emphasis will be placed on the development of interviewing techniques and differential diagnostic styles and increased responsibility for the development of brief treatment strategies. Interested students may choose to focus their clinical work in a particular area of the hospital or with a specific service. In addition, the student will be required to do research in an area of interest involving psychosomatic medicine with the development of a paper and presentation to members of the Psychosomatic Medicine team at the end of the rotation.
This course is not intended solely for those interested in psychiatry as a specialty, but especially for those interested in the areas of general medicine and primary care.

Electives at Affiliates

305.0 Addiction Psychiatry

Instructors: John Renner, M.D.

Location: Boston VA Outpatient Clinic

Contact: Caroline Mulligan    Email: carolinm@bu.edu
Telephone: 617 414-7511

Number of Students: One
Period to be Offered: Four weeks

Description of Elective:
This elective will provide students with clinical experience in addiction problems in the outpatient service, a core training site for residents, addiction psychiatry, and addiction medicine fellows. Students will participate in substance abuse treatment with methadone maintenance patients, buprenorphine patients, and alcoholic patients with major psychiatric problems. The major goals of the elective are to improve the student’s understanding of substance use problems, associated personality and emotional disorders, assessment measures, and the behavioral, pharmacological and systems approach to problem management used in this field.

305.00 Elective in Post-Deployment Treatment in Psychiatry

Department of Psychiatry, Boston University School of Medicine

Faculty:
Katherine B. Martin, M.D., Course Director, Gary B. Kaplan, M.D., Course Co-Director, Abigail Schein, M.D., (HMS/BUSM), Erin Daly, Ph.D., (BUSM), Sean Marker, M.D., (BUSM), Ann Rasmusson M.D., (BUSM), John Bradley, M.D., (BUSM), Janet Richmond, LICSW, (BUSM)

CONTACT INFORMATION
Katherine B. Martin, M.D., phone (857) 364-6466, email: katherine.martin3@va.gov
Gary B. Kaplan, M.D., phone (857) 364-4016, email: gbkaplan@bu.edu

Person to contact on the first day of the rotation: report to Neysa Wright, Room 7D-131 at 8:30AM on Monday; Jamaica Plain VABHS, 150 South Huntington Ave, Boston, MA

GOAL AND SUMMARY:
This elective is designed to educate Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM) medical students in post-deployment psychiatry. In this elective, students would be trained to assess and diagnose post-deployment mental illnesses of returning veterans and learn of psychosocial and psychopharmacological treatment approaches for these conditions. With growing numbers of returning veterans re-integrating into civilian life, physician knowledge of post-deployment concerns and sensitivity to the unique challenges faced by this population will be imperative.

306.0 Acute Psychiatry in Managed Care

Instructors: Carmel Heinsohn, M.D. and attending staff

Location: Bournewood Hospital

Contact: Caroline Mulligan      Email: carolinm@bu.edu
Telephone: 617 414-7511

Number of Students: One
Period to be Offered: Four weeks

Description of Elective:

Bournewood Hospital, a private psychiatric hospital in the community, is a core adult inpatient training site for the residency program. This elective provides students with the opportunity to learn acute inpatient psychiatry, including patient evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment in a multidisciplinary setting. Students will learn about psychopharmacology and short-term psychotherapy management of patients with psychiatric disorders. Many patients are enrolled in managed care programs allowing students to also learn about systems of care, managed care approaches to psychiatric and substance use disorders.

307.0 Adolescent Psychiatry

Instructors: Carmel Heinsohn, M.D. and attending staff

Location: Bournewood Hospital

Contact: Caroline Mulligan      Email: carolinm@bu.edu
Telephone: 617 414-7511

Number of Students: One
Period to be Offered: Four weeks

Description of Elective:

Bournewood Hospital, a private psychiatric hospital in the community, is a core inpatient adolescent training site for the residency program. This elective is an excellent opportunity to work with adolescents with psychiatric and dual diagnosis disorders in a managed care environment. Students will be members of a multidisciplinary team learning about psychopharmacology, psychotherapy, family therapy, and other treatment modalities. Students will learn about systems of care and the interface between social and educational services for adolescents.

311.0 Partial Hospitalization Psychiatry

Instructors: Paul H. Arkema, M.D.

Location: Westwood Lodge Hospital, 45 Clapboardtree St.,
Westwood, MA 02090

Contact: Caroline Mulligan      Email: carolinm@bu.edu
Telephone: 617 414-7511

Number of Students: One or two
Period to be Offered: Four weeks

Description of Elective:
The elective will offer the student the opportunity to learn psychotherapy, group therapies, and psychopharmacology consultation. The student will work closely with the staff of the adult partial hospitalization program, as well as receive individual psychotherapy supervision.

313.0 Preparing Future Physician Educators: Learning how to Teach Clinical Interviewing Skills to First Year Medical Students

Instructor: Dr. John Otis,   johnotis@bu.edu

Location: Doctor’s Office Building, 720 Harrison Ave., Room 906

Administrative Support: Caroline Mulligan, 617 414-7511       Email: carolinm@bu.edu

Number of Students: By arrangement

Period to be Offered:  Thursday or Friday afternoons, 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm, August 21st 2014 -November 14th 2014

Please Note: Students will be granted only 2 weeks fourth year elective credit for this rotation

Description of Elective:
BUSM-IV medical students will learn how to observe, teach, and provide constructive feedback to BUSM-I medical students learning interviewing skills in the Introduction to Clinical Medicine Course. The BUSM-IV student instructor will be assigned a group of 4-5 first year students. The BUSM-IV instructor will be responsible for teaching these students how to conduct a basic patient interview, how to compose a basic patient write-up, and how to verbally present a clinical case in a concise manner. Prior to each teaching/interviewing session, the BUSM-IV students will meet with Dr. Otis to discuss training issues. The purpose of this elective is to provide the 4th year student with clinical teaching skills and to enhance their own interviewing skills.