MD - Psychiatry (PYCH)

MD - Psychiatry (PYCH)

PYCH 3000  Psychiatry  (4 Credit Hours)  

Psychiatry is a 4-week rotation intended to expose students to the basics of mental health, as well psychopathology and its treatment. It is intended to illustrate to students that psychological and psychiatric issues and patients will be part of their career, no matter what specialty they choose.

PYCH 3500  Psychiatry Subinternship  (4 Credit Hours)  

During the psychiatry sub-internship, students will gain increased supervised responsibility for patients with severe psychopathology in an inpatient setting. The goals are to deepen understanding of psychopathology and psychotherapeutics, learn evaluation and management skills for patients with a broad range of psychiatric disturbances, and begin to gain skills necessary for first-year residency as a psychiatry intern.

PYCH 4000  Psychiatry  (4 Credit Hours)  

Psychiatry is a 4-week rotation intended to expose students to the basics of mental health, as well psychopathology and its treatment. It is intended to illustrate to students that psychological and psychiatric issues and patients will be part of their career, no matter what specialty they choose.

PYCH 4020  Psychiatry  (2 Credit Hours)  

This is a 2-week elective in Psychiatry. The following experiences are available: Assertive Community Treatment and Forensic Psychiatry. See eMedley for more information about sites.

PYCH 4040  Child Psychiatry  (4 Credit Hours)  

During this elective, students will have the opportunity to participate in some or all of the following clinical activities: 1) school-based mental health treatment for complex behavioral and emotional disorders; 2) Tulane Parent Education Program – outpatient treatment of children and adolescents and their biological or foster families; 3) Psychiatric Consult/Liaison - consultation in the Tulane ER, Tulane pediatrics and school-based clinics in various Louisiana parishes; 4) Community mental health clinics providing outpatient treatment. Students will also attend Child Psychiatry didactics one day each week, along with clinical case conferences and seminars. Students are able to select a curriculum of varied clinical sites for a broad exposure to child psychiatry or may choose a more intense focused experience.

PYCH 4041  Med-Psych  (4 Credit Hours)  

This elective is offered for 4th year medical students interested in combined training and want a closer look at the environments and practice styles of dual-boarded physicians. The elective involves experiences in our two Med/Psych continuity clinics and the consult/liaison service run by a combined physician. Students may also participate in a traumatic brain injury clinic run in conjunction with the NFL and observe forensic evaluations of medically-complicated psychiatric cases. Rotating students will be expected to attend didactics in both the Internal Medicine and Psychiatry departments as well as our weekly Med/Psych conference. By the end of the rotation, the student will lead the weekly conference on a topic chosen in collaboration with the course director.

PYCH 5500  Clinical Preceptorship - Pych  (1 Credit Hour)  

Preceptorships are available to T1 & T2 students who are interested in the specialty. Students must identify a physician to shadow. Students must have their preceptorship approved in advance by the Senior Associate Dean of Admissions and Student Affairs.

PYCH 5534  Psychiatry Research  (1 Credit Hour)  

5000-level research opportunities are available to T1 & T2 students who are interested in the specialty. Students must identify a faculty member with whom to conduct research. Students must have their research prospectus form approved in advance by the Senior Associate Dean of Admissions and Student Affairs.

PYCH 9000  Psychiatry Visiting Student  (4 Credit Hours)  

This rotation is available only to visiting MD students, from US schools of medicine, in the clinical phase of their training: Tulane SOM does not accept visiting students from international schools of medicine. Visiting MD students must apply through AAMC's VSAS system to be eligible to enroll; pre-clinical visiting MD students are not eligible.