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Adolescent Inpatient

LOCATION: Chestnut Ridge Center, Morgantown, West Virginia
PRECEPTOR: Muruga Loganathan, M.D.
DURATION: 4 weeks minimum
OFFERED: Continuously
STATUS: Elective


  1. To enhance the comfort of working with adolescent patients.
  2. To learn diagnostic criteria of adolescent psychiatric disorders.
  3. To become acquainted with adolescent inpatient treatment and modalities;
  4. To learn how to treat and monitor treatment process.
  5. To learn how to plan after-care follow-up.
  6. To become acquainted with the integration of various health professionals in treating adolescents (psychiatry; psychology, nursing, pharmacology, social work, education specialty, art therapy, and recreation therapy).

Methods to Achieve Objectives

The student will --

  1. Be assigned to the acute adolescent psychiatry unit and share the responsibilities with the residents.
  2. Perform as a team member and be supervised by an adolescent psychiatry attending.
  3. Attend morning rounds, groups, diagnostic conferences treatment and planning sessions, didactic lectures, and grand rounds.
  4. Observe individual therapy sessions with the adolescent residents.

Examination Procedures and Evaluation Criteria

Daily observation and critique of initial work-up, write-ups and daily progress notes. Critique of quality of therapeutic attitudes and comments with patients in group therapy settings and supervised individual sessions.

Pre-Rotation Instructions

Contact Ms. Debbie Robinson two weeks prior to rotation start date. dlrobinson@hsc.wvu.edu / (304) 293-3105