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110  Psychiatry Core Clerkship  (1.5 - 6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): D. Rose       Prerequisite(s): 3rd year standing.

Restrictions: UCSF medical students only.       Activities: Clinical Clerkship

Students, under supervision, are responsible for patient evaluation and participation in treatment planning for inpatients, outpatients, and consultation/liaison, They attend seminars related to clinical work. This course is taught in conjunction with the 4-week Neurology 110 clerkship, resulting in an 8-week long continuity clinic and a combined psychiatry and neurology conference.

130.01  Interventional Psychiatry  (3 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): T. Marton       Prerequisite(s): PSYCH 110 recommended but not required.

Restrictions: Medical Students in Foundations 2       Activities: Clinical Clerkship

This is a Bridges Curriculum Clinical Immersive Experience (CIEx), which provide medical students in Foundations 2 opportunities to broaden and enhance their professional development in health care settings different from those of their core clerkships. Interventional psychiatry is an emerging subspecialty focused on procedural approaches to treating refractory neuropsychiatric disorders.These include electroconvulsive therapy, transcranial magnetic stimulation and ketamine infusion therapy.

130.03  Psychiatry Consultation Service  (3 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): V. Datta       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: Medical Students in Foundations 2       Activities: Clinical Clerkship

This is a Bridges Curriculum Clinical Immersive Experience (CIEx), which provide medical students in Foundations 2 opportunities to broaden and enhance their professional development in health care settings different from those of their core clerkships. Students will join UCSF MC psychiatric consult team and respond to psychiatric consultation requests from medical or surgical inpatient teams and the emergency room.

130.04  Psychiatry Elective at the VA  (3 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): K. Lee       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: Medical Students in Foundations 2       Activities: Clinical Clerkship

This is a Bridges Curriculum Clinical Immersive Experience (CIEx), which provide medical students in Foundations 2 opportunities to broaden and enhance their professional development in health care settings different from those of their core clerkships. Students will have opportunities to recognize common diagnoses in psychiatric practice, observe common procedures, and compose treatment plans for these common conditions.

130.05  Correctional Psychiatry in a Jail  (3 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): L. Roth       Prerequisite(s): None

Restrictions: Medical students in Foundations 2       Activities: Clinical Clerkship

This is a Bridges Curriculum Clinical Immersive Experience (CIEx), which provide medical students in Foundations 2 opportunities to broaden and enhance their professional development in health care settings different from those of their core clerkships. Students will become familiarized with outpatient psychiatric care in a jail setting, with exposure to new patient evaluations and follow up visits; severely mentally ill patients as well as those with less serious pathology and substance abuse.

140.01A  Psychiatry Advanced Clinical Elective-LPPI Inpatient Unit  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): A. Booty, D. Li       Prerequisite(s): Psychiatry 110, Neurology 110, and Medicine 110.

Restrictions: Final year        Activities: Lecture, Clinical Experience/Patient Contact, Independent Study

This is a tier 1a subinternship on the Parnassus adult inpatient psychiatry unit. The unit serves both voluntary and involuntary patients with a broad range of diagnoses. The unit is run by a multidisciplinary staff including nursing, social work, attendings, and second year students. Students co-manage patients with residents and attendings, learning to function at an intern level. Students need not be applying in psychiatry though most who rotate are.

140.01B  Psychiatry Advanced Clinical Elective-SFGH Inpatient Ethnic/  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): G. Elkin, D. Li       Prerequisite(s): Psychiatry 110. Neurology 110. Medicine 110.

Restrictions: Final Year.       Activities: Lecture, Clinical Experience/Patient Contact, Independent Study

Students have the opportunity to work in a multidisciplinary team composed of occupational therapists, social workers, pharmacists and physicians. Learning objectives focus on learning culturally competent interviewing, formulation, differential diagnosis, and psychopharmacology in a fast-paced environment where most patients stay 3-5 days. The elective provides intensive exposure to a broad spectrum of conditions encountered in the practice of inpatient public psychiatry.

140.01C  Psychiatry Advanced Clinical Elective-SFGH Psychiatry Emerge  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): J. Harbison, D. Li       Prerequisite(s): Psychiatry 110. Neurology 110. Medicine 110.

Restrictions: Final Year.       Activities: Lecture, Clinical Experience/Patient Contact, Independent Study

Psychiatric Emergency Services at ZSFG offers an exciting, advanced clerkship in emergency psychiatry. The clerkship emphasizes evaluation, diagnostic and risk assessment, medication management, legal issues, and disposition for acutely decompensated individuals. Students work closely with faculty to provide evaluation and treatment for PES patients that reflect a broad spectrum of psychiatric conditions and provide students with a broad experience in general adult emergency psychiatry.

140.01D  Psych Adv Clin. Elective -VA Psychiatry Inpatient Services  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): A. Lau, D. Li       Prerequisite(s): Psychiatry 110. Neurology 110. Medicine 110.

Restrictions: Final Year.       Activities: Lecture, Clinical Experience/Patient Contact, Independent Study

SFVAMC PICU is a 12-bed mixed voluntary-involuntary inpatient psychiatric unit. Learners will be immersed in an intensive inpatient psychiatric clinical experience, with emphasis on continuity of care of a special population (veterans) with a wide variety of diagnoses. Students, with close attending supervision, will assume primary clinical responsibilities for the evaluation/treatment of patients through initial evaluations, somatic treatments such as ECT, through hospitalization and discharge.

140.01I  Geriatric Psychiatry  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): A. Moreno, D. Li       Prerequisite(s): Psychiatry 110. Neurology 110. Medicine 110.

Restrictions: Final Year.       Activities: Lecture, Clinical Experience/Patient Contact, Independent Study

Learners will acquire specialized knowledge and skills in geriatric psychiatry through interviewing patients independently, writing up and presenting patient cases, and developing treatment plans in clinical settings specific to the mental health care of elders. Clinical experiences include a combination of Geriatric Mood Assessment Clinic, Late-life Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Clinic, Geriatric-Focused Didactics, ECT, Consults, Home-based Mental Health, and optional Psychotherapy groups.

140.01J  Psychiatry Advanced Clinical Elective-VA Psychiaty Outpaient  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): D. Roselin, D. Li       Prerequisite(s): Psychiatry 110. Neurology 110. Medicine 110.

Restrictions: Final Year.       Activities: Lecture, Clinical Experience/Patient Contact, Independent Study

This elective allows students to learn about a variety of treatment modalities in different clinics treating general outpatient psychiatric problems, including mood and anxiety disorders, as well as psychosis, substance use, geriatric psychiatry, and PTSD. The elective includes pharmacotherapy, psychotherapy, mental health intake and follow-up, and case conferences. Students are supervised by a “home attending,” in addition to working with attendings and residents in the clinics.

140.01L  Psychiatry Advanced Clinical Elective-LPPI-UC General Consul  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): V. Datta, D. Li       Prerequisite(s): PSYCHIATRY 110 NEUROLOGY 110 MEDICINE 110

Activities: Block Elective

Parnassus C/L: The Consultation/Liaison service at Langley Porter/Moffitt-Long provides an opportunity for medical students, especially those planning a career in or interfacing with primary care, to experience psychiatry in a general hospital setting and emergency department. Students evaluate inpatients from various services (medicine, surgery, ob-gyn, the emergency department, among others), formulate differential diagnoses, assessments and plans, as well as psychodynamic and cultural formulations.

140.01M  Psychiatry Advanced Clinical Elective-SFGH Advanced Consulta  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): L. Rawitscher, D. Li       Prerequisite(s): Psychiatry 110. Neurology 110. Medicine 110.

Restrictions: Final Year.       Activities: Lecture, Clinical Experience/Patient Contact, Independent Study

The Consultation/Liaison services at ZSFG provides an opportunity for medical students, especially those planning a career in or interfacing with primary care, to experience psychiatry in a general hospital setting. Students interview inpatients from various services (medicine, surgery, ob-gyn among others), formulate differential diagnoses, as well as psychodynamic and cultural formulations and utilize brief psychotherapy and psychopharmacology approaches.

140.01P  Psych Adv Clin. Elective-VA Consultation Liaison Psychiatry  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): K. Lee, D. Li       Prerequisite(s): Psychiatry 110, Neurology 110, and Medicine 110.

Restrictions: Final Year       Activities: Lecture, Clinical Experience/Patient Contact, Independent Study

This elective allows students to experience psychiatry in a general hospital setting by interviewing patients on the inpatient medical-surgical wards, and formulating differential diagnoses, assessments, and treatment recommendations with a psychopharmacologic and behavioral focus. Common diagnoses include delirium, dementia, PTSD, and depressive, substance use, and personality disorders. Medicolegal issues, such as decision-making capacity and mental health holds, also arise frequently.

140.01R  Psych Adv Clin. Elective -LPPI Advanced Forensic Psychiatry  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): R. Binder, D. Li       Prerequisite(s): Psychiatry 110.

Restrictions: Final Year. Grading: Pass/No Pass.       Activities: Lecture, Seminar, Clinical Experience/Patient Contact, Independent Study, Project

Medical students will gain exposure to the field of forensic psychiatry through observation, active participation with forensic experts, and direct work with incarcerated patients. They will work at San Quentin State Prison two days/week and attend law school classes at Hastings College of Law when in session. They will learn about civil and criminal cases that involve psychiatric expertise and participate in a landmark case seminar that reviews cases at the interface of psychiatry and the law.

140.01U  Advanced Child Psychiatry  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): C. Costello, D. Li       Prerequisite(s): Psychiatry 110. Neurology 110. Pediatrics 110

Restrictions: Final Year.       Activities: Lecture, Clinical Experience/Patient Contact, Project

This course has been designed to expose the student to a variety of outpatient and inpatient settings in which child psychiatrists function. Students will gain exposure to the psychiatric assessment and treatment of children and adolescents, and will learn how to function as part of an interdisciplinary team. Students will also complete an independent project.

140.01V  Forensic Psychiatry Through Case Management  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): F. Mitsuishi, D. Li       Prerequisite(s): Psychiatry 110 Psychiatry Core Clerkship

Restrictions: None      

An adv. clinical elective focusing on assessment and treatment of mentally ill criminal offenders at risk of going to state prison who have severe and persistent disorders, often with dual substance and psychiatric diagnoses. Students will learn about and participate in managing these patients within a case management model which provides medication management, case management, individual and group psychotherapy, and vocational services.

140.01W  Sexual Assault Response  (3 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): L. Richer, D. Li       Prerequisite(s): PSYCHIATRY 110 OB GYN R S 110

Restrictions: Must be a UCSF medical student who holds 4th year standing.       Activities: Block Elective

Tier 2. This course provides students with an overview of services available to patients who have experienced a sexual assault. Activities include: being on-call for sexual assault examinations at SFGH; observing didactics, group counseling, medication intakes, and medical follow-up at the Trauma Recovery/Rape Treatment Center; attending a monthly Sexual Assault Response Team meeting; observing on-going legal cases; visiting the D. A.'s office, the Sex Crimes division of the SFPD and SFWAR.

140.02  Off-Campus Clerkship  (3 - 6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): D. Li       Prerequisite(s): Consent of Department of Psychiatry.

Clinical clerkship in off-campus hospitals, approved by the chairperson of the department and the dean.

140.08  Advanced Elective in Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry -Fresno  (6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): S. Hurwitz, C. Campbell       Prerequisite(s): Psychiatry 110 or consent of Department.

Restrictions: 4th year elective students.       Activities: Block Elective

Tier 1B:Supervised evaluation and treatment of patients on the Psychiatry Consultation-Liaison Service at the Community Regional Medical Center, Fresno. Learning opportunities include teaching rounds, consultation seminar and didactic courses, biopsychosocial rounds, and direct clinical care.

150.01  Research in Psychiatry  (3 - 24 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): Staff       Prerequisite(s): Consent of faculty member in charge of student's research project, and approval of psychiatry medical student education director and staff coordinator.

Restrictions: None.       Activities: Project

Student works on research project under the guidance of faculty mentors and supervisor.

170.17A  Issues in Psychiatry  (1 - 3 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring

Instructor(s): K. Norman, D. Li       Prerequisite(s): Consent of Department of Psychiatry.

Activities: Seminar

Explores focal psychiatric issues in systematic format. Current electives include substance abuse, women's psychological health, the development of physician identity, cross-cultural issues. New topics are designed according to faculty/student interests.

170.17B  Issues in Psychiatry  (1 - 3 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring

Instructor(s): D. Li       Prerequisite(s): Consent of Department of Psychiatry

Activities: Seminar

Explores focal psychiatric issues in systematic format. Current electives include substance abuse, women's psychological health, the development of physician identity, cross-cultural issues. New topics are designed according to faculty/student interests.

198  Supervised Study  (1 - 6 units)   Fall, Winter, Spring, Summer

Instructor(s): Staff       Prerequisite(s): Consent of Department of Psychiatry or instructor.

Restrictions: None       Activities: Block Elective

Library research and directed reading under supervision of a member of the faculty with the approval of the chairperson of the department.