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Psychiatry Day Hospital

LOCATION: Chestnut Ridge Center, Morgantown, West Virginia
PRECEPTOR: Walter Byrd, MD
DURATION: 2 weeks minimum
OFFERED: Continuously
STATUS: Elective


  1. Assess patients for outpatient day hospital or inpatient psychiatric treatment;
  2. Work with multidisciplinary treatment teams which include a physician, nurse, therapist, and administrator.
  3. Become familiar with the various therapies involved in a multidisciplinary approach (medical,  individual, group, art, faculty, and experiential).
  4. Become familiar with both the chronically mentally ill and more acutely ill patient populations.

Methods to Achieve Objectives

Students will participate in the assessment and evaluation of adult patients. Participants will be assigned responsibility for assessing designated patients, developing plans of treatment and execution in accordance with a team approach. Participants will be responsible for appropriate documentation in the form of write-ups and progress notes. Participants will attend daily treatment team meetings and therapy sessions. Students may choose to focus on patients either enrolled in acute care, chronic mental illness, or geriatric programs.

Examination Procedures and Evaluation Criteria

Daily observation and evaluation of write-ups and progress notes.

Pre-Rotation Instructions

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