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About Primary Care and Psychiatry

Components of the Biopsychosocial Approach to the Patient (BAH) Clerkship

  • The Institute of Medicine (IOM) defines Primary care as, "the provision of integrated, accessible health care services by clinicians who are accountable for addressing a large majority of personal health care needs, developing a sustained partnership with patients, and practicing in the context of family and community.

  • Psychiatry focuses on the study, prevention, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of mental health problems.