New York University School of Medicine

    Below are the listings for this program (12 electives):

 

Department of Psychiatry

New York University School of Medicine

550 First Avenue

New York, NY 10016

Title:       Psychiatric Education & Publication         

Preceptor: Benjamin Sadock, M.D.

Course Code: 14-01

 

Prerequisites:   Any One Core Clerkship

                        Interview with Preceptor

 

Description:

 

For students interested in academic psychiatry, writing or publishing, this elective offers the opportunity to develop cognitive skills in clinical psychiatry and behavioral sciences as well as the opportunity to participate in the preparation standard textbooks in the field: The Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry, Synopsis of Psychiatry,.  The student's experience will be augmented by individual tutorials held weekly.

 

Objectives of the Elective:

The student can choose one or several objectives: (1) conduct reviews of the literature on clinical or educational issues relating to the teaching of psychiatry  (2) analyze the role of doctor as portrayed in the media  (3) study medical student characteristics including stress, study habits, choice of career and  (4) learn the art of medical publishing from writing and editing manuscripts to the final stages of galley and page proof.

 

Key Responsibilities of the Student While on Elective:

1.       The student is responsible for gathering data in the area of his or her choice and developing a thesis to pursue and study.

 

Didactic Program:

The program is conducted as a tutorial in which the chosen area of study is examined and discussed.

 

Method of Evaluation:

Students evaluate themselves based upon their own expectations and performance with the advice of Dr. Sadock.

 

Scheduling Information:

                        Months Offered:                        All Year

                        Report To:                        Bellevue Hospital 20N11

                        Students Per Period:                        1

                        Duration:                        Four Weeks

 

 All arrangements for the Psych electives must be made with Lindsay Maddocks at 212 263-6237.

E-mail: maddol01@popmail.med.nyu.edu

 

 


 

Department of Psychiatry

New York University School of Medicine

550 First Avenue

New York, NY 10016

Title: Inpatient Psychiatry                                   

Preceptor: Ze'ev Levin, MD

Course Code: 14-25

 

Prerequisites:    Any One Core Clerkship

 

 

Description:

 

Students gain an increased knowledge of psychopathology, psychiatric diagnosis, and psychotherapeutics, and experience the evaluation and management of psychiatric inpatients representing a broad range of psychiatric disturbances.

 

Key Responsibilities of the Student while on Elective:

 

Students serve as primary therapists in evaluating newly admitted patients, formulating a differential diagnosis prescribing treatment and monitoring progress.  Students are responsible for both the physical and psychiatric health of patients they are assigned.  For students who have completed a core clerkship in psychiatry, this elective will be at the level of a subinternship.

 

Didactic Program

 

Elective students participate in all ward teaching activities including weekly case conferences in addition they are invited to attend all psychiatry clerkship lectures and seminars, and the second year psychiatry residents' lecture series.

 

Method of Evaluation:

 

Students are evaluated on the basis of their day to day care of patients and daily clinical supervision by residents and attending staff.

  

Scheduling Information:

                        Months Offered:                        All Year

                        Report To:                        Bellevue Hospital 19N Unit

                        Students Per Period:                        1

                        Duration:                        Four Weeks

 

 

 

All arrangements for the Psych electives must be made with Lindsay Maddocks at 212 263-6237.

E-mail: maddol01@popmail.med.nyu.edu


 

Department of Psychiatry

New York University School of Medicine

550 First Avenue

New York, NY 10016

Title:            Psychoanalytic Medicine                                  

 

Course Code:14-02

Preceptor: Liz Horowitz, M.D.

Prerequisites:   Any One Core Clerkship

 

Description:

 

The faculty of the NYU Psychoanalytic Institute, in the Department of Psychiatry at New York University School of Medicine, offers an elective in Psychoanalytic Medicine.  This elective provides the students with the opportunity to learn about psychoanalysis as a clinical field of practice, to become familiar with the psychoanalytic point of view, and to understand the relationship of psychoanalysis to general psychiatry and to medicine in general.  The elective aims to introduce students to the basic principles of modern psychoanalytic theory and practice, and demonstrate their applicability in a variety of psychiatric settings and treatment of modalities.  It is hoped that students will acquire a greater appreciation and understanding of the usefulness of psychodynamic listening, interviewing and formulation.

 

Key Responsibilities of the Student while on Elective:

 

1.            Supervised in-depth evaluation interviews with suitable outpatients, in one of NYU School of Medicine's affiliated mental health clinics.

2.       An individualized reading tutorial.

3.            Attendance at psychoanalytically-oriented classes taught by Institute faculty in the NYU Psychiatric Residency Program and the Institute itself.

 

Prior exposure to analytic approaches varies widely and is not necessary to participate in this elective.  All students are contacted prior to beginning the experience at NYU to best tailor the program to their needs, interests and level of experience.  An Institute faculty member at the Department of Psychiatry serves as a preceptor for the student and oversees this elective.

 

Didactic Program:

 

1.    Weekly psychoanalytic reading tutorial.

2.    Two weekly individual case supervision meetings.

3.    Weekly meeting with elective preceptor.

4.    PGY-1 Lecture- "Introduction to Psychodynamics in the Bellevue Psychiatric

                        Emergency Room" (Mondays 12:30-1:30 PM)

5.    PGY-2 Lecture- "Introduction to Psychodynamic Theory"

(Wednesdays 1:00-2:00 PM)

6.    NYU Psychiatric Associates Case Conference (Tuesdays 12:30-1:45 PM)

7.    NYU Psychoanalytic Institute First Year classes (Saturday mornings)

 

 

Title: Psychoanalytic Medicine (cont.)                          Preceptor: Liz Horowitz, M.D.

                                                                            Tel: 689-7580

Course Code:14-02

 

Prerequisites: Any One Core Clerkship

 

Method of Evaluation:

 

Students are evaluated based on comments from supervisors, tutorial instructors, and the elective preceptor.  Students demonstrate their learning primarily through discussions with these members of the Institute faculty, and also in written case summaries and psychodynamic formations of the patients they interviewed.

 

Scheduling Information:

 

                      Months Offered:                      All Year

                      Report to:                      Call Dr. Horowitz two weeks prior for location.

                      Students per period:           1

                      Duration:                      Four

  

 

Arrangements for all psych electives must be made with Lindsay Maddocks at 212 263-6237.

 

E-mail: maddol01@popmail.med.nyu.edu

 


 

Department of Psychiatry

New York University School of Medicine

550 First Avenue

New York, NY 10016

Title: Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry                

Preceptor: Asher Aladjem, M.D.

Course Code: 14-06

 

Prerequisites: Any One Core Clerkship

 

Description:

For students interested in psychiatry, this is an opportunity to combine the medical and psychiatric experience by working on the medical and surgical services as psychiatric consultants.  There is a wide range of clinical problems seen as this service provides psychiatric consultation for all inpatients who require evaluation and treatment while hospitalized.  The student works with Residents and Attendings in Psychiatry.  In addition to the individual supervision, the student participates in regularly scheduled clinical case conferences, journal club, and consultation/liaison seminars.

 

Objectives of the Elective:

The objective of the elective is to provide the student with a rich clinical experience with academic stimulation.  There are ample opportunities for the student to participate in rounds, discussions of differential diagnosis, developing treatment plans, follow-up throughout the general hospital on different services: medicine, surgery, virology, etc.

 

Key Responsibilities of the Student While on Elective:

1.   Participate in walk rounds, weekly conferences, consultation-liaison journal club, departmental grand rounds.

2.    Exposure to a wide range of consultations in both in-patient and out-patient settings.

3.   Attendance at rounds in different services—primary care, dialysis, AIDS.

 

Didactic Program:

The student participates by observing in a large number of daily consultations with residents, fellows and attendings.  The student is also included in a variety of services and will attend PGY-II C-L lectures.

 

Method of Evaluation:

Students are evaluated for their motivation, interest, and knowledge for the level of training, as well as discussion of cases and presenting.

 

 

Scheduling Information:

 

                        Months offered:                        All Year

                        Report to:                        Bellevue Hospital 19W19

                        Number of Students:                        2

                        Duration:                        Four Weeks

 

Arrangements for psychiatry electives must be made with Lindsay Maddocks 212 263-6237

E-mail: maddol01@popmail.med.nyu.edu

 


Department of Psychiatry

New York University School of Medicine

550 First Avenue

New York, NY 10016

Title: Comprehensive Psychiatric  

Emergency Program "CPEP"

Preceptor: Van Yu, M.D.

Course Code: 14-07

 

Prerequisites: Any One Core Clerkship

 

Description:

 

This elective gives the student the unique opportunity to participate in the evaluation, diagnosis, and the short-term treatment planning for patients in the Bellevue Psychiatry Emergency Room.  Under close supervision by the faculty and staff of this service, the student gains experience in interviewing, diagnosing, and managing the acute psychiatric patient.  The student sees a very wide range of pathology from adjustment disorders to frank psychoses to complex multisystem illnesses.  Students work with the attending psychiatrists as well as the Director of the Bellevue Psychiatry Emergency Services.

 

Objectives of the Elective:

 

The objectives of the elective are as follows: Perform a thorough mental status exam.  Differentiate functional from organic disorders.  Define and identify common psychotic, affective and characterological disorders.  Recognize interaction of substance abuse with other syndromes.  Assess dangerous ideation and behavior.  Make appropriate disposition decisions.  Appropriately utilize medications and recognize major side effects.  Demonstrate appropriate use of chemical and physical restraint.  Understand and comply with the Mental Hygiene Law.

 

Key Responsibilities of the Student while on the Elective:

 

Two sites are available.  The student may elective to work primarily in the Bellevue ER or in the field with the Mobile Crisis Unit.  In both settings the student will:

 

1.    Perform comprehensive assessments, make dispositions recommendations, formulate the initial treatment plan and initiate pharmacological and psychological interventions under the direct supervision of an emergency psychiatry attending.

2.    Attend and discuss their cases at rounds, participate in team meetings, present to the major interdisciplinary case conference, and attend lectures and seminars.

 

  

Title: Comprehensive Psychiatric                   Preceptor: Van Yu, M.D.

            Emergency Program "CPEP" (cont.)

 

Course Code: 14-07

 

Prerequisites:   Any One Core Clerkship

 

 

Didactic Program:

 

Students participate in the residency Emergency Psychiatry curriculum to the extent that their schedule permits.  It includes assessment of the emergency presentations of the major psychiatric illnesses, suicide and violence, and the major acute treatments and forensic issues.

 

Method of Evaluation:

 

Students are assigned to a preceptor who meets with the student regularly and conducts their evaluation.  Students are formally evaluated by the same method as psychiatry residents, a mock board oral examination.

 

Scheduling Information:

 

                      Months Offered:                      All Year

                      Report to:                      Bellevue Hospital "CPEP" ground floor

                      Students per period:           1

                      Duration:                      Four weeks

 

 

Arrangements for all psychiatry electives must be made with Lindsay Maddocks 212 263-6237.

E-mail: maddol01@popmail.med.nyu.edu

 


 

Department of Psychiatry

New York University School of Medicine

550 First Avenue

New York, NY 10016

Title:                 Treatment of Dual Diagnosis                              

Preceptor: Petros Levounis, M.D.                                                                                      

Course Code: 14-12

 

Prerequisites:   Any One Core Clerkship

 

Description:

This elective involves the student in the clinical evaluation and treatment of in-patients with both substance abuse and psychiatric disorders.  The student learns about behavior modification technique, group therapy technique, biological therapies specifically designed for this patient population, and individual therapies.  The student assumes direct responsibility for the diagnosis and management for their patients under the close supervision of the unit faculty.  This experience is augmented by individual tutorials, journal club addressing the issues pertinent to the dual diagnosis patient, and the division-wide grand rounds and case conferences.  The student has the opportunity to learn about on-going research in this field by participating in on-going research projects.

 

Objectives of the Elective:

 

The objectives of the elective are to gain knowledge of diagnosis and treatment of addiction, mental illness and dual diagnosis.

 

Key Responsibilities of the Student While on Elective:

1.       The management of 3-6 patients.

 

2.            Participation in academic conferences.

 

3.            Participation in research protocols.

 

Didactic Program:

1.       Daily Rounds.

   2.   Monthly Grand Rounds.

3.          Inservice Weekly Rounds.

4.       Weekly Medical Student Conference.

 

Method of Evaluation:

The student will be evaluated based on their participation in ward activities and 3 patient write-ups.

Scheduling Information:

                   Months offered:               All Year

                        Report to:                                Bellevue Hospital  20 East Unit

                        Students per period:                 1

                        Duration:                                 Four weeks

 

Arrangements for all psychiatry electives must be made with Lindsay Maddocks 212 263-6237.

E-mail: maddol01@popmail.med.nyu.edu

 


Department of Psychiatry

New York University School of Medicine

550 First Avenue

New York, NY 10016

Title: Adolescent In-Patient Psychiatry                                   

Preceptor: Gary Gosselin, M.D.                                               

Course Code: 14-16

 

Prerequisites:  Any One Core Clerkship

 

Description:

 

For the student interested in learning about the wide range of adolescent psychopathology, this elective offers the opportunity in the evaluation and treatment of psychiatrically disordered teenagers aged 13-17.  The student gains an understanding of the treatment techniques used with adolescents and their families through closely supervised direct patient responsibility and through participation in case conferences and diagnostic seminars.  This teaching unit gives the students the opportunity to work with the faculty and fellows of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and residents of the Department of Psychiatry.

 

Objectives of the Elective:

 

Students will learn clinical knowledge and skills related to the total psychiatric care of the adolescent patient.  They will learn diagnostic interviewing techniques, medication treatment strategies, how to work on a multidisciplinary team, and how to write clinical reports.

Key Responsibilities of the Student while on Elective:

1.       Attend the clinical case conference once weekly (60-90 minutes.)

       2.       Team meetings twice weekly (60-90 minutes)

3.       Clinical rounds daily.

4.       Follow 3-5 patients and assume primary care responsibility for clinical management under the house staff supervision.

 

Didactic Program:

 

In addition to the conferences above there will be individual weekly supervision and review clinical work and write-ups.

 

Method of Evaluation:

 

Written evaluations based on student's clinical work, and quality of write-ups.

Scheduling Information:

                        Months Offered:            All Year

                        Report To:                   21 West Unit

                        Students Per Period:            1

                        Duration:                      Four Weeks

 

 

Arrangements for all psychiatry electives must be made with Lindsay Maddocks 212 263-6237

E-mail: maddol01@popmail.med.nyu.edu

 


Department of Psychiatry

New York University School of Medicine

550 First Avenue

New York, NY 10016

Title: Pediatric Psychiatry Consultation       

Course Code: 14-17

Preceptor: Richard Oberfield, M.D.

Prerequisites:   Any One Core Clerkship

 

 

Description:

The Pediatric Psychiatry Service is an integral part of the Pediatric Services at Bellevue Hospital.  The in-patient component is located on the pediatric wards.  The outpatient component is located within the pediatric patient clinics.  This service receives approximately 500 referrals per year for evaluation of children, adolescents and their families.  The Pediatric Psychiatry Unit performs evaluations and emphasizes short-term treatment interventions with patients and their families, and facilitates referrals for long term treatment when needed.  The clinical experience is enriched by unit Case Conferences and didactic seminars.  This elective may be full time or half time in combination with selected pediatric outpatient clinic assignments.

 

Objectives of the Elective:

This elective will introduce students to the developmental issues of infancy and childhood as well as psychopathology in a pediatric population.  Upon completion, students will have the skills to conduct a psychiatric (mental status) interview.  Students will learn the major diagnostic categories and psychiatric consultation-liaison issues in pediatrics.

 

Key Responsibilities of the Student while on Elective:

1.       To attend and participate in clinical conferences;

2.       To observe psychiatric evaluations and prepare written documentation.

 

Didactic Program:

 

Weekly Evaluation Conferences (2 Hours).

Weekly Disposition Conference (1 1/2 Hours).

Inpatient Pediatric Psychosocial Rounds.

 

Method of Evaluation:

Evaluation is based on presentation at conference.

 

Scheduling Information:

                        Months Offered:                        All Year

                        Report To:                        Bellevue Hospital Room lE6,

                        Students Per Period:                        1-2

                        Duration:                        Four Weeks

 

 

 

Arrangements for all psychiatry electives must be made with Lindsay Maddocks 212 263-6237

E-mail: maddol01@popmail.med.nyu.edu

 


 

Department of Psychiatry

New York University School of Medicine

550 First Avenue

New York, NY 10016

Title: Inpatient Elective in Child Psychiatry                                               

Preceptor: Barbara Farkas, MD

Course Code: 14-18

 

Prerequisites:   Any One Core clerkship

Description:

The student becomes involved in the evaluation and treatment of children (aged two to twelve years) on the children's in-patient service.  This unit, in addition to providing a therapeutic nursery for autistic children, also serves children with a wide variety of psychiatric problems, including schizophrenia, affective disorders, disruptive behavior disorders, and adjustment disorders.  The student participates as part of the multidisciplinary team in the detailed diagnostic evaluation that each child and his or her family receives.  Under close supervision, the student also participates in individual and family therapy.

Objectives of the Elective:

To attain a partial overview of child psychiatry and more particularly inpatient child psychiatry.  The student will learn how a child is evaluated and treated by a multidisciplinary team.  He or she will learn about autism, behavioral disorders, psychoses and other disorders in school age children.

 

Key Responsibilities of the Student while on Elective:

 

1.         He/She will see patients with a child resident or PGY-2 resident.

     2.         Attendance is required at morning rounds, three team meetings per week and case conferences on Friday.

3.       The student will be invited to didactic conferences attended by child and PGY-2 residents.

 

Didactic Program:

 

On-ward didactic activities include a seminar on play therapy, a weekly case conference and regularly scheduled didactic seminars focused upon literature pertinent to child psychiatry.  The student also attends the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry's case conferences and seminars.

 

Scheduling Information:

 

                        Months Offered:                        All Year

                        Report to:                        Bellevue Hospital 2lS33

                        Students Per Period:                        2

                        Duration:                        Four Weeks

 

Arrangements for all psychiatry electives must be made with Lindsay Maddocks 212 263-6237

E-mail: maddol01@popmail.med.nyu.edu

 


 

Department of Psychiatry

New York University School of Medicine

550 First Avenue

New York, NY 10016

Title: Psychiatry Research                                                       

Preceptor: John Rotrosen, M.D.

Course Code: 14-19

 

Prerequisites:   Any One Core Clerkship

 

Description:

The psychiatry research elective provides the opportunity for students to work on a range of studies extending from preclinical biochemical and behavioral pharmacology to clinical studies with a variety of populations and research methodologies.

Objectives of the Elective:

The objectives are to have students gain mastery over a specific area related to the project they select.  In general we try to identify a project or a component of a project that the student can identify as his/her own and bring from inception to completion.  As such, the student will be expected to understand the scientific and clinical background and rationale, the basic neuroscience and/or public health significance of the project, issues related to clinical assessment, diagnosis, and treatment, and the specific clinical, neurophysiological, neuroimaging, etc., methodology related to the protocol.  In addition, we expect students to gain an understanding of issues surrounding informed consent in psychiatric populations.  Students should also master the preliminary aspects of data collection, data management, and data analysis and report preparation.

 

Key Responsibilities of the Student while on Elective:

1.         He/She will work closely with a faculty mentor, clinical staff and research assistants on a given project.

2.       The student will also attend regular research meetings, ward rounds, or outpatient conferences as well as seminars as appropriate.

 

Method of Evaluation:

Students are evaluated by their preceptors based on goals agreed upon at the start of the elective.  Students are also encouraged to provide feedback to the preceptor about both the supervision and the elective.

 

Didactic Program:

There is no pre-hoc structured didactic programs for students involved in research electives, but rather individual preceptorship directed at the student's specific elective goals.  This begins with the initial dialogue between the student and the preceptor at the time the elective is planned and continues during the elective.  Students are encouraged to attend grand rounds, seminars and other ongoing teaching activities during their elective.

Scheduling Information:

Months Offered:            By arrangement with preceptor

Report to:                    Call Psychiatry Office 212-263-6237

Students Per Period:            1-2

Duration:             Four weeks

Arrangements for all psychiatry electives must be made with Lindsay Maddocks  212 263-6237

E-mail: maddol01@popmail.med.nyu.edu

 


 

Department of Psychiatry

New York University School of Medicine

550 First Avenue

New York, NY 10016

Title: Forensic Psychiatry                                                     

Preceptor: Robert Berger, MD

Course Code: 14-26

 

Prerequisite: Any Once Core Clerkship

 

Description:

The Forensic Psychiatry Service serves male inmates (ages 16 years and older) in the New York City correctional system.  The demographics of the male population served reflects that of the jails and prisons of New York City in that the majority of patients are from minority groups: black and hispanic.  Although the majority of the patients are from lower-income, minority groups, we frequently treat and evaluate professionals including doctors (even psychiatrists), lawyers, businessmen and clergymen.  The age range is generally in the younger to middle twenties.  On average the population is generally one-half treatment cases and one-half evaluation cases.  A majority of cases carry a DSM-IV Axis I psychiatric diagnosis.  The most frequent diagnoses are that of Schizoaffective Disorder, Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder, and Depressive Disorders.  Also common among the population are diagnoses of Personality Disorder and Impulse Control Disorder.  The assessment of Malingering is an essential component of each evaluation.  A substantial number of referrals are sent for treatment because of suicidal or homicidal tendencies.

 

Key Responsibilities of the Student while on Elective:

 

The student has a case-load of no less than three and no more than six ongoing treatment patients at one time.  He/she will also assist in performing forensic consultations and psychiatric consultations for the medical/surgical prison ward.

 

The student receives two hours of formal supervision weekly, and ongoing supervision daily.

 

Didactic Program:

 

Students attend clinical case conferences, medical and psychiatric ethics seminars, and other educational conferences held on the Service weekly.  Additionally, the Students attend Grand Rounds at New York University Medical Center weekly, and educational seminars held at Bellevue Hospital Center bimonthly.

 

 

Scheduling Information:

 

                 Months Offered:     All Year

                 Report To:        Robert Berger, MD

                 Students Per Period: 1

                      Duration:           4 weeks

 

 

All arrangements for psychiatry electives must be made with Lindsay Maddocks 263-6237

E-mail: maddol01@popmail.med.nyu.edu


 

Department of Psychiatry

New York University School of Medicine

550 First Avenue

New York, NY 10016

Title: Special Elective in Psychiatry                             

Preceptor: Myrl Manley, M.D.

Course Code: 14-24

Prerequisite: Any One Core Clerkship

Description:

Students occasionally wish a special combination of experiences not offered in one of the formal electives.  In this elective, students work with Dr. Manley to assemble a set of rotations tailored to their particular interests and needs.  Among the possible services are research on aging, adult detox, and specialty or general outpatient clinics. Other clinical services are possible.

 

Objectives of the Elective:

 

To further knowledge and skills in clinical psychiatry beyond the level offered in the core clerkship.

 

Key Responsibilities of the Student while on Elective:

 

1.   Responsibilities will vary but in most cases will include primary patient care responsibilities.

 

Didactic Program:

 

The didactic program will vary.  Elective students are encouraged to take part in any of the teaching activities of the department.

 

 

Method of Evaluation:

 

Clinical assessment by supervising residents and attendings.

 

                                            Scheduling Information:

                      Months offered:                      All Year

                      Report To:                      Call Psychiatry Dept for information

                      Students Per Period:                      no limit

                      Duration:                      Four Weeks

 

 

All arrangements for psychiatry electives must be made with Lindsay Maddocks 263-6237

E-mail: maddol01@popmail.med.nyu.edu