Psychiatric Admitting Clinic - JBVA

PREREQUISITES AND PLACEMENT IN THE CURRICULUM: Students must have completed their M3 Core Clerkship in Psychiatry.


COMPETENCIES: The goals of the elective are:
•  Diagnostic evaluations;
•  Emergency and crisis management of patients with psychiatric disorders;
•  Introduction to important concepts in emergency psychiatry.

INSTRUCTIONAL FEATURES: : The Psychiatric Admitting Clinic (PAC) encompasses both a walk-in clinic and consults to the emergency room. The attending psychiatrist and psychiatry residents will provide close supervision, including direct observation and teaching throughout the rotation. The Clinic functions from 8a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday. Several options are available to the student and have been rewarding in the past. These include site visits to local shelters for the homeless mentally ill, and spending a shift with JBVA’s mobile assessment team, the Intensive Psychiatric Community Care (IPCC) team.
ASSESSMENT: A requirement of the rotation is preparation of a brief review of a topic in emergency psychiatry such as substance abuse, violence, or homelessness. That review is presented to and discussed with the clinic staff.


Program Number: ELEC 664
Location: JBVA
Program Director: Z. Djuric-Bijedic, M.D.
Coordinator:  Liz Walch  Email:
Telephone: 312-996-6219
Duration: 2-4 Weeks
Night Call: No
Weekends: No

Students Accepted: Min. 1 Max. 1
Housestaff Used as Faculty: Yes
Lectures/Conferences/Faculty Contact: 5
Laboratory/Independent Study: 0
Outpatient: 35
Inpatient: 0
Total Hours /Week: 40

Updated: 10/12/15