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Child and Adolescent Outpatient Psychiatry

LOCATION: Chestnut Ridge Center, Morgantown, West Virginia
PRECEPTOR: Lauren Swager, MD
DURATION: 2 weeks minimum
OFFERED: Continuously (Unavailable Blocks 1, 10, 11 & 12)
STATUS: Elective


To know and learn to recognize common developmental and abnormal behavioral and emotional conditions in the pediatric age range. Stress will be placed on seeing the child as part of a family unit rather than either a completely independent being or a miniature adult.

Methods to Achieve Objectives

Participate in return and new patient appointments in the outpatient clinic at Chestnut Ridge Center Child and Adolescent outpatient clinics with faculty and child psychiatry fellows.  Typical patients are age 2 through college age.  Participate in structured didactics with the child and adolescent psychiatry fellows.  Use of psychotherapy techniques in behavior and mood management is incorporated into all clinics approaching the child from a bio-psycho-social framework.  Additional opportunities to do school consultations in Monongalia County Schools or rounding on the residential unit of Chestnut Ridge Hospitals for the substance abuse or sexual offenders unit is also available as part of this rotation based on the medical students interest.

Examination Procedures and Evaluation Criteria

Daily observation.

Pre-Rotation Instructions

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