Psychiatry 6000: Scientific Foundations of Human Behavior
Course Director: Phil Baese, MD
Course Description: This course is designed to prepare future physicians to be conscious and knowledgeable about the many developmental and behavioral issues involved in providing appropriate care to patients. Concepts of human development and human behavior will be understood as relevant to all physicians regardless of specialty. Course material is applied to understanding normal and maladaptive human behavior. Course content is drawn from the fields of psychiatry, psychology, neurophysiology, experimental analysis of behavior, behavioral genetics, learning and communication theory and cultural anthropology.
Psychiatry 6010: Introduction to Clinical Psychiatry
Course Director: Mary Steinman, MD
Course Description: Psychiatry 6010 is an introductory course designed to provide a basic overview of major adult mental illness categories, with a focus on clinical psychopathology. Specific topics will include the psychotic disorders, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, substance use disorders, personality disorders and the somatoform disorders. The course will also involve discussions of the relevant genetic, neurodevelopmental and epidemiological information pertaining to each illness category discussed.
Course: Brain and Behavior
Course Directors: Mary Steinmann, MD, & David Renner, MD
Course Description: Brain and Behavior is a nine-week unit occurring in Phase Two of the integrated medical student curriculum during the first two years of medical school.
This course integrates basic neuroanatomy and neurophysiology with the clinical disciplines of psychiatry, neurology, pathology and pharmacology. The unit provides medical students with the conceptual framework necessary to recognize common neurological and mental health issues as physicians in any area of medical specialty. Concepts of normal human development, major adult mental illness and psychopathology and child and adolescent psychopathology are presented in a manner that integrates these topics with the basic sciences and neuroscience. The course utilizes multiple teaching methods including didactics, patient presentations, role-play interactions with psychiatric residents, wet and dry labs and multimedia presentations to enhance student understanding of mental illness and provide clinical skills that students will need during their clinical clerkship experiences and general practice as physicians.
Phase Three, Clerkship
Psychiatry 7200: Psychiatry Clerkship
Clerkship Director: Paula Gibbs, MD
Clerkship Coordinator(s): Stacey Leventis and Lindsay Clark
Clerkship Description: See Psychiatry Clerkship tab.
Phase Four, Career Development
Psychiatry 7400-7960: Electives in Psychiatry
Electives Director: Kamile Weischedel, MD
Electives Coordinator: Lindsay Clark
Inpatient Sub-Internship Electives:
These four-week clinical electives are designed to provide students with an intensive experience in the diagnosis and management of acutely ill inpatient psychiatric patients. Students interested in pursuing a career in psychiatry are especially encouraged to enroll in a sub-internship. Each student may request to rotate on a multidisciplinary team at one of three clinical sites (UUMC, UNI or the SLC VAMC).
7400 PSYCT Subinternship in Adult Psychiatry: University Hospital
7410 PSYCT Subinternship in Adult Psychiatry: SLC VAMC
7420 PSYCT Subinternship in Adult Psychiatry: UNI
These electives are intended to provide fourth year students with experience in areas of psychiatry such as outpatient psychiatry, consultation-liaison psychiatry, substance abuse and child psychiatry. These are four-week electives with the exception of outpatient psychiatry, which offers a two-week option. For additional information about any of the electives listed below, please contact Stacey Leventis or Dr. Thielking. For those students interested in the research elective, special arrangements must be made with Dr. Thielking.
7440 PSYCT Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry
7450 PSYCT Outpatient Psychiatry
7460 PSYCT Child Psychiatry
7470 PSYCT Substance Abuse
7500 PSYCT Elective at the Children’s Center
7530 PSYCT Triple Board Elective
7960 PSYCT Psychiatry Research