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|Course Name:||Community-Based Child and Adolescent Psychiatry|
|Coordinator(s):||Peter Metz, MD Peter.Metz@umassmed.edu
Contact: Cindy Snell Cindy.Snell@umassmed.edu
|Sites Available:||Multiple Sites|
|Months Offered:||Most Months, by arrangement in advance with Ms. Snell/Dr. Metz|
|Number of Students / Month:||1|
|Prerequisites:||Completion of Core Clerkships in Psychiatry and Pediatrics|
|Elective Description: Exposure and participation in the practice of community-based child and adolescent psychiatry (CAP) within the context of multiple practice settings of faculty in the UMass Memorial Department of Psychiatry, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. Training in roles for the CAP as a consultant to the system of care/others involved with the care of the youth in addition to assessment of individual youth and family will be emphasized.
Methods of Teaching: Dr. Metz will meet with the student to determine the student’s particular interests and match these with available options for types of practice and practice setting.
Students will be actively involved in meeting with patients and their families and documenting these encounters in various settings. Students will have a mix of observation of care delivery by faculty, child psychiatry fellows and other providers, as well as opportunities to provide direct care to children and their families. Most of the contact in this elective is directly with faculty. Types of practice and practice settings available include:
Teaching will also be accomplished through attendance at regularly scheduled didactic teaching sessions including:
Students will identify an area of in depth reading they will do during the elective, with support from Dr. Metz regarding the choice of area and readings.
Number of patients seen: 15 to 45 per month
Supervision: Students on this elective will meet for individual supervision with Dr. Metz 1 hour per week. Supervision will also occur with the faculty member and child psychiatry fellow and staff during meetings at identified sites regarding review of patients and their families seen by the student as well as the patients and their families seen by the attending or child fellow with the student present.
|Location: Multiple Sites|
|Website: Psychiatry Department http://www.umassmed.edu/psychiatry/|