Felice Cato, Psychiatry Clerkship Coordinator (706) 721-6717 or fcato@augusta.edu
 

 

PSRY 5002: Consult-Liaison Psychiatry Externship
 
Course Director: Vanessa Spearman, M.D. 
 

During this course students will see consultation cases from various departments, review chart work, and discuss cases during rounds with the consult physicians. This course is designed to give students the opportunity to learn directly about the medicine/psychiatry interface.

 

PSRY 5005: Off-Campus Externship
 
This course requires application using VSAS or other arrangements made by the student. Extramural Course Form Required. This course is designed to provide students the opportunity to work in rotations at other institutions or with individual psychiatrists.

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PSRY 5007: Eating Disorders Externship
 
Course Director: Christian R. Lemmon, PhD. 
 

During this course students will observe and participate in initial assessments and evaluations of patients with eating disorders and individual and group psychotherapy, as well as psychopharmacological management and medical assessment and treatment of inpatients with eating disorders.
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PSRY 5010: Psychiatry Externship   
 
                     Course Director: David Williams, M.D.                    


During this course students will observe and participate in initial assessments and evaluations, perform psychopharmacological management and medical assessment and treatment, direct patient care, participate in team meetings and group therapy, and attend associated didactic learning activities.
 

 
PSRY 5023 Inpatient/Outpatient Child Psychiatry
 
 
 
Course Director: Chelsea Carson, M.D. 
 
During this course students will participate as a member of a multidisciplinary treatment team in the evaluation and care of children with severe behavioral and emotional problems, be involved in individual, family, and group treatment modalities as well as attend didactic presentations on topics in child psychiatry, and participate in clinic to appreciate outpatient care and maintenance of treatment for less severe emotional and behavioral disturbance.


 

PSRY 5028: Psychiatric and Psychosocial Issues of HIV/AIDS 
 
Course Director: Lara M. Stepleman, PhD.
 

During this course students will participate in the treatment of individuals infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS through assessment, individual and family therapy, and psychological consultation in several HIV/AIDS treatment environments.
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PSRY 5029: Molecular Neurobiology of Treatment Outcome of Schizophrenia
 
Course Director: Anilkumar Pillai, PhD. 
 

During this course students will participate in training in all aspects of laboratory analysis and observation of clinical assessments in patients in order to study the molecular and cellular markers in peripheral as well as postmortem brain samples from subjects with schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, autism or suicide victims.
 

 
PSRY 5040: Psychiatry Research
 
Location: GR Medical Center and Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic
 
Course Directors: Brian Miller, M.D., PhD., MPH 
                         Lara M. Stepleman, PhD. 
                                 Vaughn McCall, MD
 
During this course students will review current literature, summarizing it as appropriate for departmental journal club, case conference or any other appropriate venue, develop and work on a portion of or a full independent research project under the supervision of a faculty mentor.
 
 
PSRY 5041: Addiction Psychiatry  Externship

Location: Ridgeview Institute, Smyrna or Bluff Plantation, Augusta
 
Course Director: Steven Lynn, M.D. (Smyna) and William Jacobs, Jr., M.D. (Augusta)
 
During this course students will observe patient evaluations and treatment plan formation and psychopharmacology, milieu. group and support psychotherapy modality as well as learn about the 12-step treatment approach.
 
 
PSRY 5043: Emergency Psychiatry Externship

Location: GR Medical Center
 
Course Director: Ara Anjum, M.D.

During this course students will observe and participate in patient evaluation, verbal and written patient case presentation including documentation in medical records, and psychotherapy techniques frequently used in emergencies: supportive, de-briefing, etc. The course is designed to introduce the medical student to the fundamentals of emergency psychiatry.
 
 
 PSRY 5044: Neurostimulation Externship
Location: GR Medical Center
 
Course Director: Peter Rosenquist, M.D.
 
During this course students are expected to attend all ECT sessions during the rotation. Students will also participate in clinic, and will assist with ECT and TMS consultations, procedures, aftercare management, verification and authorization as necessary.
 

 PSRY 5045: Advanced Psychiatry Externship
Location: GR Medical Center
 
Course Director: Chelsea Carson, M.D.
 
This course is designed for students interested in pursuing a residency in Psychiatry to prepare them for the internship by becoming an integral part of interdisciplinary treatment teams in various mental health care settings. During the rotation, students will collaborate as a member of an interprofessional team and demonstrate ability to act as primary clinician for patients under attending supervision. They will be expected to demonstrate proficiency in conducting initial assessments and evaluations and to distinguish appropriate psychopharmacological, somatic treatments, and psychotherapy for psychiatric disorders.
 
PSRY 5046: Mood Disorders Externship
Location: GR Medical Center and Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic
 
Course Director: Nagy Youssef, M.D.  
 
The course is designed for students to learn about patients with mood disorders. Students will observe and participate in initial assessments and managements and medical assessment and treatment, direct patient care, participate in team meetings and group therapy, and attend associated didactic learning activities.

 


Non-Augusta University students, please go to the following webpage for application information:
http://www.augusta.edu/colleges/medicine/coffice/curriculum/index.php