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Medical Student Education

"Psychiatry at the Interface with Medicine Services"

Our service is comprised of two parts: the traditional Consult Liaison service (CL) and the Behavioral Intervention Team (BIT). The CL service covers the adult Intensive Care Units, Surgical Units, and Obstetrics. The Behavioral Intervention Team covers the medical floors in the East Pavilion, and is a proactive, multidisciplinary team.

Medical students are an integral part of our teams, addressing issues such as mental status changes, mood and anxiety disorders, psychosis, delirium, dementia, substance abuse, medical decision-making, suicidal ideation, personality disorders, agitation, and response to medical illness.

Medical students are paired with a resident/fellow and round daily with the entire team. Over the course of the rotation, medical students will gain the skills to feel comfortable seeing consults independently, and will gain psychiatric knowledge to utilize in their chosen specialty.