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Brandy Tyrpin: Rm M-310, Phone: 773-834-0373 Email: btyrpin@yoda.bsd.uchicago.edu Michael Marcangelo, M.D.: Phone: 773-702-0667Email: mmarcang@bsd.uchicago.edu
Rachel Myszak Rm M-341 Phone: 773-702-0529 Email:  rmyszak@yoda.bsd.uchicago.edu
Names, individual e-mails, and pager numbers are available for Rotations #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8, #9,#10,#11 and #12
The clerkship objectives center around obtaining basic psychiatric skills and knowledge.  Broad areas are comprised of interviewing techniques, including history-taking and mental status examination; formulation of psychiatric differential diagnoses; psychiatric treatment, including psychopharmacology; and acquiring a sense of yourself in relationship to others and as a therapeutic agent.  The specific knowledge and skillsobjectives upon which assessments of clinical performance will be based are listed in our objectives outline.  In addition, you will be evaluated on elements of professionalism (reliable fulfillment of tasks, interactions with colleagues and patients, self-improvement, etc.) important across all fields of medicine.
We utilize three different clinical sites for the bulk of the training of medical students during their psychiatry clerkship.  These are the University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics (UC), Chicago Lakeshore Hospital (LS), and Northshore (ENH); at UC, there are 2 sites - 1) Adult Inpatient Psychiatry at Mercy Hospital, 2) Adult Consult-Liason Psychiatry, .  Prior to each rotation, students are queriedas to whether they have a preference for a particular site, and we accommodate as many requests as we can.  You may check the "Materials" tab for your site assignment and other useful resources for the clerkship.
The psychiatry clerkship is four weeks in duration, occurring eight times each academic year.  Weekly schedules are available for the University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics, Child Psychiatry Chicago Lakeshore Hospital , and Northshore for each student assigned to the current rotation.
Planned absences must be arranged BEFORE the rotation begins. Contact Mrs. Brandy Tyrpin, who will also refer you to your primary attending in order to allow for make-up work on your assigned service. For emergency absences, please notify your clinical supervisor also.
Some students experience particular discomfort on the psychiatry rotation because of current or past personal or family psychiatric illness on which the work with psychiatric patients focuses increased attention. Please let the clerkship director, Dr. Michael Marcangelo, know so that we can help you navigate this experience.
Clerks leave their duties at all training sites to attend lectures.  Lecture schedules are available for rotations #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8, #9, #10, #11 and #12   The core didactic curriculum for all students will be presented at The University of Chicago by faculty from all the training sites on the first day of the rotation from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. Lecture notes and syllabi are available as electronic versions - see Lectures Page for details. Wednesday afternoon lectures Professor's Rounds and other academic activities will also be held at The University of Chicago beginning at 12:00 Noon on Wednesdays.  
Current suggested reading for clerkships is Clinical Psychiatry Essentials by Laura Weiss Roberts.
You will have inpatient, outpatient, and emergency room, and in some instances, psychiatric consultation-liaison experience. There will be opportunities for patient responsibility under supervision. Specific activities, including case write-ups and case presentations will be outlined at the orientation session at each site. 
All students will take call at The University of Chicago. Monday through Friday night, call begins at 5:30-6:00 PM and ends at Midnight. On Saturdays,  call begins at 8:00 AM at the Inpatient unit at Mercy Hospital: After rounds, Medical Students should come to the University of Chicago Hospital and contact the Resident on call.  Call ends at Midnight.  On Sunday call begins at 8AM ending at midnight and takes place entirely at the University of Chicago.  New patients will not be assigned after 10:00PM so students can finish working up their cases by midnight.  Students on Friday call are expected to round the following morning at Mercy Hospital after night call.  Students will not be assigned to the following University holidays:  Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year's Day.  Contact the resident on call upon your arrival to the University of Chicago Hospital.  Pager for the resident on call is 188-7032.  ER number is (773) 702-6250.  Call schedules are available for Rotations #1, #2, #3, #4, #5, #6, #7, #8,#9, #10, #11 and #12

Please see the Psychiatry Emergency Service and the Adult Consultation-Liaison Service orientation materials prior to your first call night for students assigned off-site, and prior to your first day on service for students assigned to The University of Chicago site.

Students are assigned to outpatient clinics as indicated on individualized schedules. Students are expected to leave their inpatient or consultation-liaison activities at the assigned times in order to fulfill their outpatient responsibilities.
There is one day scheduled time off from clinical responsibilities in order to prepare for the examination. All Attendings expect students to participate in clinical care up until 6:00 PM on the day two days before the examination.  The written examination will be on the last day of the rotation.  The oral exam will be on the 3rd Friday of the rotation in the afternoon.
Grades are based on three domains: 1) clinical performance on the team at the hospital to which the student is assigned; 2) performance on the written shelf board exam; and 3) passing performance on the oral exam (OSCE).  Clinical performance is assessed by primary attending physicians in inpatient, C/L, and/or outpatient settings, with input from residents, as well as preceptor group reports.  The clinical performance makes up 66% of the grade.  The written shelf board examination score makes up 33% of the grade.  Each student must obtain a Pass on the oral examination (OSCE).  Students who fail the written shelf board examination will be required to retake the examination until a passing grade is achieved.  If a student fails the clinical portion of the clerkship or the overall weighted grade is a Fail, the student must repeat and pass the clerkship in order to receive credit for the clerkship. 

Last Updated on 6/24/15
By Brandy Tyrpin
Email: btyrpin@yoda.bsd.uchicago.edu