Department of Psychiatry

Department of Psychiatry Electives

Contact: Ashley Ahn at ahna@dop.hawaii.edu

Ph: (808) 586-7437

1. CHILD PSYCHIATRY:

Program Director or Coordinator: Barry Carlton, M.D.

Locations: The Queen’s Medical Center

Department: PSTY

Pre-requisite: 4th year standing

Duration: 4 weeks, available all blocks

Number of Students: Maximum 1

Objectives:

  1. Diagnosis, management and treatment of common emotional/behavioral disorders in children and families.
  2. Normal growth and development with emphasis on cognitive and psychosocial development.
  3. Appropriate utilization of various disciplines and agencies for consultation and referral:

    a. Social workb. Psychology

    c. Psychiatry

    d. Occupational Therapy

    e. Speech/language/hearing

    f. Department of Human Services/Family Court

    g. DOH (Hawaiʻi Department of Health)

    h. DOE (Hawaiʻi Department of Education)

  4. Interviewing techniques.

Method: Observation and participation in evaluations and treatment of children and families by the various disciplines; participation in case conferences; individualized supervision; seminars (conference, lectures); films (videotapes)); literature.

The degree of case responsibility will depend on the medical student’s prior expertise. Special interest will be discussed and accommodated, if possible and feasible.

Evaluation: Supervisory observation; written evaluation of medical students by instructors; written program evaluation by medical students; chart review.

2. SUB-INTERNSHIP IN
ADULT PSYCHIATRY:

Program Director or Coordinator: Barry Carlton, M.D.

Location: The Queen’s Medical Center-Kekela Ward

Department: PSTY

Pre-requisite: 4th year standing

Duration: 4 weeks, available all blocks

Number of Students: Maximum 1

Objectives:

  1. To strengthen skills in psychiatric evaluation and diagnosis.
  2. To learn and gain experience in the management of psychiatric inpatients, the psychopharmacologic treatment of major psychiatric disorders, and short-term, goal-directed, supportive psychotherapy.

Method: Students will be assigned to the inpatient service at the Queen’s Medical Center-Kekela ward. Faculty or residents on the ward will provide Day to day supervision. The coordinator will oversee the supervision, and provide direct tutorial input to the student. Student will participate in any ongoing seminars or conference.

Evaluation: Students will receive on-going feedback on their performance and will have an evaluation conference with the coordinator at the end of the sub-internship. Written evaluations of the student and of the experience (by the student) will be developed.

3. GERIATRIC PSYCHIATRY:

Program Directors or Coordinator: Brett Lu, M.D.

Location: The Queen’s Medical Center, Liliha Nursing Home

Department: PSTY

Pre-requisite: 4th year standing

Duration: 4 weeks, available all blocks

Number of Students: Maximum 1

Discription:
The medical student will see geriatric patients who require psychiatric evaluation/treatment. The settings involved will be inpatient, day program and nursing home.

Objectives:
The student will learn about psychiatric care of the elderly with particular emphasis on evaluation and psychopharmacology of dementias, delirium and depressive disorders. In addition, the student will learn about collaborative care of elderly involving working with geriatric medicine team.

Method:
The student will evaluate/follow geriatric patients in conjunction with the geriatric psychiatry resident and attending. Supervision will involve the geriatric resident and attending. Readings will be patient centered.

Evaluation:
The evaluation will be based on attending and resident feedback.

Last revised: April 23, 2013