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Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Quillen College of Medicine

Medical Students

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 undeserved 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). 


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