Introduction to Psychiatry Clerkship
LSU Health Sciences Center
In order to make this a beneficial learning experience, this syllabus has been prepared outlining the clerkship learning objectives, course material, evaluations and grading procedures, special duties and performance criteria.
The Psychiatry Clerkship at LSU Health Sciences Center is a 6-week, full-time rotation for third-year medical students. The objective of the clerkship is to provide a broad view of clinical psychiatry enabling student to participate in a variety of patient care settings. Because of logistical considerations, the clinical experience of students varies depending on clinical placement.
The Department of Psychiatry is dedicated to providing a worthwhile experience in psychiatry to Louisiana State University medical students. We encourage all of you to participate actively in the clerkship. The faculty and staff of the department are interested in you and welcome your feedback. If at any time during the rotation you have a problem or concern, please don’t hesitate to call my office.
NOTE: EMAIL is the primary means of notification of changes in the schedule. Students are responsible for checking email on a daily basis.
Psychiatry Clerkship Core Competencies
Psychiatry & Medicine Course 200
This course is taken in the 2nd year of medical school. It is designed to provide a basic knowledge of psychiatry and how general medical conditions impact and result from psychopathology. The course concentrates on the neurobiological causes of psychiatric disorders along with psychopharmacologic and psychotherapeutic treatment.