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Psychiatry Elective Course Description

Course Name: Clinical Neuropsychiatry 
Course Number: PS-407
Elective Type: B1
Coordinator(s):

Elizabeth DeGrush, DO

Contact: Jennifer Hitchcock

Department: Psychiatry
Sites Available: rotating sites: University Campus, Worcester State Hospital, 
The Evergreen Center (Milford, MA) &
other sites on occasional basis  
Months Offered: M2-M6
Number of Students / Month:
Prerequisites: Completion of 3rd year Psychiatry, and Neurology Clerkships 
Enrollment Process: Approval from coordinator required; email approval to electives@umassmed.edu to schedule
Elective Description: The primary goal for this rotation is to become comfortable with the flexible application of the neurologic and mental status examination in the evaluation of patients with behavioral and psychiatric disorders related to brain damage. Students will be responsible for performing neuropsychiatric consultations mostly outpatient and occasionally inpatient. There is a one-time experience at a residential school for developmentally disabled students. Students will gain experience in utilizing and interpreting neuropsychological testing, magnetic resonance imaging, brain PET/ SPECT imaging, and EEG (electroencephalography). The student will also be responsible for the presentation of a literature review on a topic of neuropsychiatric interest once at our weekly Neuropsychiatry Journal Club.  
Note: NA
Location: Rotating Sites: University Campus, Worcester State Hospital, The Evergreen Center (Milford, MA) & other sites on occasional basis  
Website: http://www.umassmed.edu/psychiatry/