Medical Student Teaching
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine at Wake Forest School of
Medicine is committed to providing high quality educational experiences in psychiatry
for the medical students at the Wake Forest School of Medicine.
medical students receive pre-clinical teaching in Psychiatry mainly during the
Neuroscience block, with both lectures and team learning.
main clinical educational venue is a 4 week clerkship during their third year. Students are assigned to a week-long primary
clinical service on the General Inpatient Unit, the Child and Adolescent Unit,
or the Consultation and Emergency Psychiatry Service. During the clerkship, students also attend
outpatient clinics. Students will
have also experience in Homeless outreach treatment program and
observation of intensive outpatient group treatment. Clinical experiences are supplemented with
didactic presentations, small group case conferences, Chairman’s Rounds,
and bi-weekly Grand Rounds. Weekly
student case presentations are also part of our Clerkship. Students will also have observation of ECT
treatments. Clinical interviewing and
assessment skills are the focus of weekly Preceptor meetings. (Medical students beginning their clerkship
should report for orientation to the Sticht Center at 10:00 am on the
first Monday of their rotation.)
Fourth-year medical students can participate in a variety of elective rotations including: Outpatient Psychiatry, Consultation Psychiatry, State Mental Hospital, and Rural Mental Health. The department also offers Advanced Inpatient Management experiences (AIMs) in Adult Inpatient and Child and Adolescent Inpatient Psychiatry.
The department also offers clinical experiences for Physician Assistant Students from the Physician Assistant Program at Wake Forest University.
Extramural Medical Students can apply for fourth year electives in psychiatry by contacting the Office of Student Services at Wake Forest School of Medicine.