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Adult Inpatient

LOCATION: Chestnut Ridge Center, Morgantown, West Virginia
PRECEPTOR: Cheryl Hill, MD, PhD
DURATION: 4 weeks minimum
OFFERED: Continuously (Not offered in Block 1 or 2)
STATUS: Elective


  1. To enhance the comfort of working with psychiatric patients.
  2. To learn diagnostic criteria of psychiatric disorders.
  3. To become acquainted with 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 (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 adult psychiatry unit and share the responsibilities with the residents.
  2. Perform as a team member and be supervised by a psychiatry attending.
  3. Attend morning rounds, groups, diagnostic conferences, treatment and planning sessions, didactic lectures, and grand rounds.
  4. Observe group therapy and family therapy sessions.

Examination Procedures and Evaluation Criteria

Daily observation and critique of student's:

  1. Ability to develop a compassionate relationship with patients.
  2. Medical knowledge specifically related to psychiatric diagnoses and treatment and mental status
  3. Interpersonal and communications skills and ability to work effectively with a multidisciplinary team.
  4. Professionalism.
  5. Understanding of the broader system of mental health care, including options for community
    psychiatric care.
  6. Ability to educate patients and families about diagnosis and treatment.

Pre-Rotation Instructions

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