Psychiatry Acting Internship: PTYM-440

Department: Psychiatry

Instructor: Thomas Cummings, MD

Contact: Sandra Perlmutter

Email: spp3@gunet.georgetown.edu

Location: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

Duration: Four Weeks

Max Students: 1-2 students/ block

Description:  The fourth year Acting Internship (AI) general adult Psychiatry will consist of a four week rotation at the MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (MGUH) Department of Psychiatry inpatient unit. There will be approximately 10 four week rotations through the span of the MS4 academic year. The goals and objectives will be achieved through a combination of clinical care and mentoring at the MGUH site. The student will work with the inpatient attendings and residents from the Georgetown program at these sites. S/he will attend grand rounds at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, receive mentoring from the AI director, and is expected to read from a recommended textbook. When time permits the student will attend unit case conferences.

 


 

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: PTYM-501

Department: Psychiatry

Instructor: Matthew Biel, MD

Contact: Sandra Perlmutter

Email: spp3@gunet.georgetown.edu

Location: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

Duration: Four Weeks

Max Students: One students/ block. Not Available in Block 1

Description: The Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Elective is a one-month rotation in the Outpatient Child Psychiatry Clinic at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital, on the Pediatric Psychiatry Consultation-Liaison Service at MGUH, and at an inpatient adolescent psychiatry unit (Adventist Behavioral Health). This clinical elective provides medical students with the opportunity to observe the unique ways in which children and adolescents are diagnostically evaluated and treated in different clinical settings. Students will learn about clinical approaches to assessing and working with children ranging in ages from toddlerhood to adolescence, and will learn about modalities of treatment including psychotherapies (individual, family, group, cognitive-behavioral, psychodynamic, and more). Students will learn about ways in which parents are interviewed and offered parent guidance to enhance the treatment of their child. Clinical teaching will be provided before, during and at the conclusion of clinical encounters. Readings of core topics in child and adolescent psychiatry will complement clinical teaching provided by nine child psychiatrists and three child psychologists. Mentoring will be offered to those students considering a career in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Pediatrics. Students will be contacted by the elective instructor or coordinator 2-5 days prior to the start of the rotation for reporting time and location.

 


 

Psychosomatic Medicine: PTYM-508

Department: Psychiatry

Instructor: Jennifer Schreiber, MD

Contact: Sandra Perlmutter

Email: spp3@gunet.georgetown.edu

Location: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

Duration: Four Weeks

Max Students: 1 students/ block

Description: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital offers an elective in Psychosomatic Medicine Elective for 4th year medical students for 4 weeks. The student will be a member of the consult team, evaluating medical-surgical patients for problems with depression, delirium, somatization, substance abuse, psychosis, etc. The student will perform their own consults which will be staffed daily with the attending, and will actively follow and treat the patient as needed. Hours are from 8 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday. The student will also participate in the Medical Illness Clinic weekly, seeing outpatients with medical problems referred for psychiatric evaluation and treatment, and following patients discharged from hospital consult service. In addition, the student may participate in other specialty outpatient clinics, such as Women's Mental Health, Transplant Psychiatry, etc. if time allows. The student will also present an interesting case or topic related to psychosomatic medicine by the conclusion of his/her rotation. Students will be contacted by the elective instructor or coordinator 2-5 days prior to the rotation regarding reporting time and location.

 


 

Ambulatory Care Elective: PTYM-540

Department: Psychiatry

Instructor: Mayada Akil, MD

Contact: Sandra Perlmutter

Email: spp3@gunet.georgetown.edu

Location: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

Duration: Four Weeks

Max Students: 1 students/ block

Description: The student will be assigned to work full-time with various Specialty Clinics doing outpatient Psychiatry. Specialty Clinics include: Mood and Anxiety Disorders, Psychopharmacology Clinic, Substance Abuse, Women's Mental Health, Child and Adolescent and Partial Hospitalization Program. Students should contact Sandra Perlmutter who can put them in touch with the outpatient psychiatry chief before the start of the rotation

 


 

Research Elective: PTYM-580

Department: Psychiatry

Contact: Sandra Perlmutter

Email: spp3@gunet.georgetown.edu

Location: MedStar Georgetown University Hospital

Duration: Four Weeks

Max Students: One students/ block

Description: This rotation will give medical students the opportunity to participate in ongoing research projects in the Department of Psychiatry. The student will have the opportunity to work with faculty in areas that include: mental health services, women's mental health and community psychiatry. Depending on student interests, skills and project timelines, possible activities include interviewing research subjects, participating in research meetings, conducting literature reviews of project related topics, questionnaire development, qualitative and quantitative data analysis, and research writingPlease contact Ms. Perlmutter if interested.