Addition Medicine Psychiatry - ALGH

NOTE: All Psychiatry Electives are scheduled through the Undergraduate Medical Education Program in Psychiatry office, IJR 348, 1747 W. Roosevelt Road. In addition, all students interested in out-of-town psychiatry electives should contact this office at 312/996-6219, Birute Pabedinskas, MA, Associate Director.
PREREQUISITES AND PLACEMENT IN THE CURRICULUM: Successful completion of Psychiatry Clerkship.

PURPOSE: The purpose of the elective is to introduce the medical student to addiction medicine, so that s/he can recognize substance abuse patients, treat them with understanding, empathy and compassion, and properly and promptly refer them to treatment.

COMPETENCIES: Students will be exposed to screening and diagnosis, admissions, and follow-up. Students will participate in all other activities including group therapy and one AA meeting. Mid-point feedback is given to each student.

INSTRUCTIONAL FEATURES: : Instructional methods include: Didactic seminars, assigned reading and videotapes; Daily rounds on the detoxification unit with faculty; Daily participation in group therapy; Participation in other patient activities, evaluation, and consultations; Patient care activities under the supervision of the faculty.
ASSESSMENT: Skills will be evaluated by supervision of interviews, examinations, and interventions. The elective coordinator will give feedback to the student at mid-term and at the end of the rotation, and an evaluation will be submitted to the school.


Program Number: ELEC 135
Location: ALGH
Program Director: P. Board, M.D.(Until Jun '08), M. Doot, M.D. (July '08), Roxanna Geana (Coordinator)
Telephone: 847-723-5887
Duration: 4 Weeks
Night Call: No
Weekends: No

Students Accepted:

Housestaff Used as Faculty:

Lectures/Conferences/Faculty Contact:
Laboratory/Independent Study: 0
Inpatient: 0
Total Hours /Week: 40