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Psychiatry Elective Course Description

Course Name:

Public Sector Inpatient Psychiatry


Course Number: PS-402 
Elective Type: A
Coordinator(s): Dr. Serge Botsaris

Contact: Jennifer Hitchcock
Department: Psychiatry
Sites Available: Psychiatry Treatment and Recovery Center
26 Queen St. 4th floor, Worcester, MA
Months Offered: E1, M3-M10
Number of Students / Month:
Prerequisites: Completion of 3rd year Psychiatry Clerkship 
Elective Description: The Psychiatry Treatment and Recovery Center (PTRC) provides acute care for public sector patients who commonly also have limited resources and complex psychosocial situations.  The student will further develop skills in the acute evaluation and treatment of psychiatric patients and in comprehensive case formulation and community-based treatment planning.  Students will increase their understanding of psychopharmacology, focused short-term therapies, group therapies, psychoeducation, family and system interventions, and dual diagnosis treatments (mental health and substance abuse).
Note: NA
Location: Psychiatry Treatment and Recovery Center, 26 Queen Street, Worcester, MA 01610