The rotation is a four-week clinical training experience designed to prepare medical students to promote positive behavior changes necessary for the most effective patient care regardless of the students’ ultimate specialty choice. The rotation will invite and encourage self-reflection and challenge basic assumptions about the nature of human behavior. Under the supervision of clinical faculty/preceptors, students will have the opportunity to observe, interview, examine, and manage where appropriate a variety of patients with common neuropsychiatric disorders.
Emphasis is placed on the medical student learning the triage and community integration of treatment models treating the patient in the setting closest to home rather than in the inpatient psychiatric hospital. This rotation will offer the integration of the inpatient psychiatric model with the goal of community treatment and placement for the mentally ill.