4th Year Medical Electives

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Students are expected to participate from 8:30 am until 5:00 pm Monday through Friday. There is no on-call expectation.

Addiction Psychiatry: PSYY 409

Students will improve their interviewing skills and be introduced to the subspecialty area of Addiction Psychiatry/Medicine. This is a month-long rotation that will involve progressive responsibility for completing initial psychiatric/substance use assessments, conducting daily rounds, managing patients undergoing medically supervised withdrawal (Detox), participation in multidisciplinary treatment teams, and management of co-occurring psychiatric and medical problems.

JFK ADATC is a 68-bed state operated facility treating a wide variety of substance use disorders (SUD) with in an acute detoxification unit with an average length of stay of 5-7 days and in two residential units where the average length of stay is 14-17 days.

Students participate in didactic instruction and will have assigned readings related to addiction. A large proportion of the patients served at JFK ADATC have co-occurring mental illness and/or histories of trauma.

Students will improve their skills in motivational interviewing and learn about Trauma-Informed Care and principles related to the Community Resiliency Model. Under the supervision of attending physician, students will assess patients and participate in all aspects of care.

Students are encouraged to attend Psychiatry Grand Rounds (when scheduled) and attend other assigned didactic sessions. There are no on-call requirements for this rotation.


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