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Psychiatry Clerkship

I. Overview

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Start DateJune 30, 2014
End DateJune 26, 2015
Credit Hours3.0

An intensive six-week rotation in psychiatry actively involves the student in a variety of psychiatric services. Students are assigned to two, three-week sites for their primary clerkship experiences. These sites include inpatient psychiatry, consultation/liaison psychiatry, community healthcare, and emergency psychiatry in a variety of hospital settings, including Parkland Memorial Hospital, UT Southwestern University Hospitals, Dallas Veterans’ Affairs Medical Center, Children’s Medical Center Dallas, and Presbyterian Hospital of Dallas. These primary clerkship experiences are supplemented by part-time experiences in outpatient psychiatry and emergency psychiatry.

Students also are able to see clinical care unique to psychiatry, such as electroconvulsive therapy. In addition to diverse clinical exposure, students also spend one half-day a week in didactic teaching sessions focusing on the diagnosis and biopsychosocial treatment of psychiatric disorders, and have the opportunity to access interactive computer-based psychiatric cases. Students attend weekly departmental Grand Rounds and participate in teaching conferences on their primary service site.

II. Contact Information

Kathlene Trello-Rishel, M.D.
Course Director
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Telephone: (214) 456-5946
Mail Code: 8589
Fax: (214) 456-5781
Lia Thomas, M.D.
Co-Director
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Telephone: (214) 857-0779
Fax: (214) 857-0911
Tameka Ellis
Education Assistant
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Office: NC 5.808
Telephone: (214) 648-7304
Mail Code: 9070
Fax: (214) 648-7370