Dept. of Psychiatry

Our mission in this 6 week psychiatric clerkship is to graduate students with general competence of expression of real professionalism, skillful clinical evaluation and considerable amount of theoretical knowledge that help them to practice psychiatry at a general practitioner's level, prepare them for post graduate psychiatric education and advocate good clinical practice. This can be done through:               

  • Conducting Psychiatric Interviews (under supervision and independently)
  • Eliciting Psychiatric Data
  • Performing a Mental Status Examination
  • Presenting a psychiatric case

The student will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Present plausible theories about the etiologies and courses of patients' psychiatric illnesses in regard to: Biological, psychological and social factors detecting        patients' strengths and weaknesses.
  • Recognize Psychiatric Emergencies
  • Developing Psychiatric Treatment Plans

Our philosophy in conveying our message is based on paradigm of 4 steps:

  • Telling: Lectures and clinical instruction by faculty
  • Demonstrating: Psychiatric interviews, basic communication skills and risk assessment
  • Practicing: Let the student do by him/herself clinical work and intradepartmental theory discussion
  • Rectifying: Correcting any errors of student's practice  through feedback
  • Assessment: Evaluation by our standard scores

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